Introducing my yearly Christmas card with moving parts - this time optimistically set on a sunny Auckland beach and featuring a quirky collection of cats, dogs and birds in their best summer outfits. In reality it bucketed down on Christmas Day, but fingers crossed for a sunnier New Year!
Give a big hand to these brave but nervous robots, making their very first on-screen musical appearance! This is the first in a series of little ads that I'm making for my online shop, Scruffcat - you can see the entire and ever-growing collection of robot wall art, kids' T shirts and leggings here.
Even though it's a squeeze getting it finished at this time of the year, I still like the challenge of creating a little Christmas video to go along with my old-fashioned snail-mail-sent cards. Here's the latest one, featuring two sleepy children, three baby birds and lots of stars.
Every Christmas I design and send out my own illustrated cards, sometimes handmade, sometimes printed. Last year I decided to have a go at bringing the illustration to life in a little animation - possibly a mad idea to be doing at this equally mad time of year! This time round (with a lot of help from the internet) I found a way to create this time lapse illustration using Adobe After Effects. There are lots of ways to achieve this effect, but this one did the trick without too much hair-pulling on my part. Merry Christmas!