A Bit About Me
Hiya! I'm Freya and this week I have been doing my work experience at Steff Lee Studios to learn more about jobs in the art world. I am an art enthusiast and love drawing - especially characters from movies and TV shows I have seen. My favourite animated movie of all time is Tangled! In my spare time, I like painting, baking, and playing games. I love using bright colours in my artwork.
This Week's Work Experience
I have been learning how to make digital or "inked" illustrations and seeing how an initial idea is turned into a fully-fledged animation.
Here is some of the finished work I produced this week!
These are some animations I made: The cat was made frame by frame, as was the bouncy ball. However, the cat was all hand drawn and the ball was made using the circle tool to make it look a little less messy!
This is an illustration I did of a mermaid for MerMay which I hand drew and then scanned into the computer to be digitally inked.
What I Have Learnt This Week
This week has been really interesting, useful and eye-opening for me as I hope to have a career in art or animation in the future. I have learned how to do basic animation and I now know how to use different software and equipment that I wouldn't have been able to use or learn at school. Graphic design isn't taught at my school and so this has really helped me to see what a job in it would be like.
Plans For The Future
Before this week I knew I wanted to do a job that involved art but now I know that animation and character design particularly interest me. In the meantime, I plan to continue to draw and paint and share my artwork with the online community of artists. Maybe I will even try out a few animations at home! :)