So I thought it would be a good idea to at least try and participate in The Rubber Onion‘s Animation Battle (here are the entries for last month). This month’s theme is “Handshake fail”. I seriously doubt I’ll actually finish my submission on time, but it’s giving me a good excuse to start learning Flash, and what’s the worst that can happen, right?
I haven’t abandoned my other projects, oh no. I’m waiting to hear from the book guys before I move forward with the cover, and I’m still looking for the materials for Boonka’s coat and wheelbarrow. My mom reasonably pointed out that it’s easier to pull a cart than push one, especially over sandy dunes and stuff. That and four wheels are better than two. So it looks like I might be changing her wheelbarrow into some sort of cart, just because it makes more sense.
I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but in the original design Boonka went starkers underneath that coat. And upon rethinking it, and realizing that my first association was a hairy middle-aged man wearing nothing but a trench-coat, that was no longer the route I wanted to take . So now she has a lovely striped pair of long johns instead.
Seeing how I don’t really want to show of my pathetic Flash attempts just yet, and then not having enough computer time left over to do more colour studies for Boonka, I ended up sketching Eli during the end of her nap. She woke up half-way through. Best way to wake my baby – start drawing her!