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My Creative Weekly Routine Through Process

I think the problem with me is that I am a generalist. In particular with visual creatives, a lot of platforms interest me. That would mean I’d be the jack of all trades and master of none so to speak! How then shall I progress in the working world!? I haven’t quite figured that out. For the moment I’ve decided to try to make a more focused approach in sharpening my skills. Although it is still quite widespread I aim to improve through step by step exercises.

I have categorized areas for learning and how I would achieve it throughout the week.

Categories for learning:

  • 2D Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Typography
  • Concept Art
  • 3D Modelling

Weekly List (What, How, When):

Short Creative Exercises (SCE) – YouTube – Tuesday and Friday

Documentation – Blog – Saturday

Forefront Research – Blog – Monday Fortnightly

Making and Learning Process:

  1. YouTube a Creative Tutorial
    • Extra Research (other sources)
  2. Replicate!
  3. Create!

To sum up, how I am currently learning is through online tutorials. After watching them I replicate, and then use the techniques learned to create! Personally, the tutorials being quite varied helps keep things fresh.

Typography Word: Wisdom | Creative Timelapse

Hey guys! It’s my first time learning and playing around with typography. Still trying to get used to Illustrator.. one of my weakest Adobe Suite skills. Although there’s a lot of software I haven’t tried!

It was fun experimenting and refining typographically! The great tutorial source I am learning from is Skillshare, one of the tutors Dylan Mierzwinski. The link to it is:

https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Monoline-Lettering-From-Sketch-to-Screen/478659652?via=user-profile

Dog Running Cycle Process Part 2

The video contains sampled aspects of remaining part of the working process.

I want to make bullet notes that are easy to digest regarding the process:

  • First came the research and references (the one below is a very good example that I hope to take forward at a later stage)
  • The second stage is extracting the key frames to produce the rough animation
  • Third stage is filling inbetweens
  • Fourth stage is the clean up (actually in hindsight I see that it is possible to perhaps use this stage for some of the inbetweens to save time)
  • Fifth stage is the colour. Layers here are important so that we can turn off the black outline to produce a different stylistic approach
  • Sixth stage is thinking about highlights to adapt in After Effects
  • Seventh stage is creating the environment the dog will be running in
  • Finally is compositing everything in After Effects

Hopefully some day I will be ready to make tutorials! But I think for now I just want to gather resources and focus on producing the work. The work that then I can share with people in more depth in the future.