Life of the Sea

Life of the Sea - student project

Update 5/2/2013

I finally figured out how to animate my illustration! Here is what I have so far:

I know the seaweed is swaying a little too fast and I'll need to adjust that. I'm also planning on adding more fish (or shark) to the last sequence of the animation.

Please let me know what you all think so far. I would greatly appreciate your feedback! Thank you very much.


Hello everyone! I recently joined this class and started brainstorming on my concept for my animation. I was inspired by a painting I did back in junior high of fish and sea life. Here is my storyboard:

Life of the Sea - image 1 - student project

In the first sequence, I want to show the seaweeds floating around and make the ocean move somehow. Then I want to incorporate a Clown Fish and a school of Coral fish swimming around in the next sequences. I was planning to have a shark chase the school of fish in the last sequence but I'm still unsure if I want to do that.

I started doing my illustration and here is the result so far:

Life of the Sea - image 2 - student project

Please let me know what you all think! Should I also include the shark in the last sequence? Or should I just leave as is with the fish and seaweed?

This is my first time using Adobe Effects so I'm still watching the tutorial videos. I'm understanding a little bit of it but I have a lot more to learn. So it might be quite a while until I finish the animation.

Rachel Gregorius

Graphic Designer