Featured Tutorial of the Week 033

This week, we look at how to morph one shape into another, using Shape Tweens in Flash.

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More Speed Drawings

Warning, some naughty words ahead.

Ok, so I promised something more cheerful in my next post. Here we go!

Speed drawing of an idea I got whilst watching Glastonbury. Having fun with the golden ratio.

A.

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New Hexjibber Illustrated Book Update

Hi,
I have been working on a new book for the past year and a half. It chronicles my experiences with chronic insomnia, which lasted about a year. It is in a similar vein to my blog Hexjibber’s Hobbies, but using more comic book forms and techniques. It is a complete narrative, rather than a serious of vignettes.

This is an exciting challenge for me and I thought that it would be fun to share some of my process, ahead of me finishing the book (which will be at least a year, I expect). I now have the ability to share speed drawings, using Procreate on the iPad. Below, you can see me work through some quite hackneyed ideas, before settling on a slightly more subtle composition. It’s all part of the process! :)

Here is the next page:

Whilst the thrust of the narrative is about sleep problems, I touch upon my experiences dating, especially on the internet. Here is a title page I worked on recently. You can watch as I make a stupid spelling mistake and then have to spend a painful amount of time fixing it:

It’s not all gloomy. I have tried to include a lot of humour in the story, whilst touching on a serious subject. This is a work in progress (that is quite gloomy):

I’ll share more pages, as they come! I’ll try and post some more cheerful parts next time.

A.

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Featured Tutorial of the Week 032

Hi,
In this week’s feature tutorial, we look at how to set up documents in Flash. It may not be exciting, but it is essential to know!

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Featured Tutorial of the Week 031

Hi All,

Featured tutorials took a brief break over June, whilst I was busy working on my new illustrated book (and a holiday), but let’s jump back in with a triple-whammy and take a look at how to handle bitmaps in Flash.

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A.

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