Senior Thesis Project #3: Create a piece based on impulse. Work intuitively and work very, very quickly.
Whenever I randomly doodle, I doodle two things more than anything else: rabbits and birds. I've done bunnies before, so it was time for birdies! Base colors and lines were done in Flash, then repainted in Photoshop at the request of my teachers (they wanted it to look like an Audubon painting sprung to life… which made my life a bit harder... well, okay, much harder).
Drawing birds flying around is a good animation exercise, but what happens when you switch up their colors...?
All the birds in this animation are from Audubon's "The Birds of North America." First and final frames are based on his actual paintings.