Excited to Begin!

Excited to Begin! - student project

I just finished watching this class and I loved it. It was fun, instructive and very clear. I am hoping to integrate these techniques into my work on a regular basis.

I personally prefer hand lettering to illustration at this point so for my project I wanted to "letter" rather than "draw". First I began by some sketches...

Excited to Begin! - image 1 - student project

Normally I would take a lot longer in this sketching phase but I wanted to see it animated so I went directly into Procreate : )

Excited to Begin! - image 2 - student project


As I was drawing I wanted to animate the kites, the ornaments at the tail and the cloud behind "fly". But then in Photoshop I added a growing shadow behind "GO" as well.


I hope you like my final GIF:


Excited to Begin! - image 3 - student project


Thank you for this wonderful class, Libby! 

I am not 100% happy with this piece just yet but as I go I am sure I will find better ways to implement your techniques.

Yay for animations! : )