During the last week, I’ve found that my taste mostly lies within recreating things. Besides taking pictures I did a lot of recreating and merging of images. I like the idea of juxtaposing things and I think it’s really cool and fun to do. I also wanted to do some animated GIF’s because those are fun I just didn’t have the time to get around to it.
In terms of merging images to create something I think I need a little work there. I just have trouble sometimes with making clean edges and making it look really naturally so I want to spend some time perfecting that. When I used to write stories I would try to make book covers for them and it was hard sometimes to merge two images that have completely different backgrounds and color schemes. I want to better myself in that area so that I can make covers for my works.
In terms of all the animated GIFs that I have done in the past I think some of it was my best work. Once I got the hang of how it worked it became one of my favorite things to do and I am now fairly good at it. Of course there is always room for improvement and I want to learn how to do things such as making Bugs Bunny’s head explode!
The Ira Glass kinetic type is really great advice. I don’t feel so bad that my work isn’t perfection and what I sometimes envision it to be after hearing those words and seeing them across the screen. It makes myself and I’m sure many others feel better knowing we are not alone and that one day we’ll be able to create exactly what we envision.
I want to make a mix of book covers and animated GIFs to post.