I could have taken the bird apart to its various components, rigged it in after effects and animated him that way. I decided against that, I wanted the animation to have a more material 'feel'. So, I decided to create a new bird in each position and animate him by way of replacement stop motion. It meant making a few more birds, which is time consuming, but I felt that the technique will make a better animation.
After photographing my bird, I really liked the scratched board background, so decided to keep it. I photographed is again, trying to get the lighting right.
I also thought about lighting the birds, I wanted the lighting to show up thei...
I decided to keep at it with my paper cut experiments, theres something about paper I really love to work with. I had originally set out to make a 3 dimensional paper sculpture of a small bird. However, as I got going I changed my mind, and made this.
Probably just because I like playing with knives, I have been exploring the possibility of illustrating my book with paper cuts. I imagine eventually creating designs which are so intricate that the paper becomes like lace. These are a few of my first attempts.