The Dog and The Shadow

Here’s my five second animation of a scene from my storyboard of the Aesop’s Fable ‘The Dog and The Shadow’

The scene that I decided to animate was where the dog is walking along a piece of wood over a stream with a piece of meat in his mouth. He then spots another piece of meat in the stream and snaps at it, but that piece of meat was actually just a reflection. The dog drops the meat from his mouth and it is never seen again.

I decided to use a traditional (hand-drawn) animation method to create my animation. I felt like this would be the easiest way for me to make it, due to having never made an animation before. 

I used a graphics tablet and Adobe Illustrator to create the stills, I then used Adobe Premier Plus to piece together the animation. The graphics tablet was great in helping me get the hand-drawn style I was after. I also decided to not use too many colours in my animation, because I felt that this gave it a simple, minimalist appearance. Overall I am pleased with my first animation that I have made, despite it being quite basic.

Here’s a selection of screenshots I took during the process of creating my animation:

Here’s my original storyboard:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *