They had a Loteria art show at my day job and guess who is in it? Burt the Bunny! You can see a quick glimpse of him in the video!
I was stuck in a meeting and all I wanted to do is run away and work on my Stop Motion animations. Sighhh....
Trying to learn the Stop Motion Pro software so I made a clay model of Burt the Bunny to see how it would work out. I obviously need a lot of practice but this is so much fun!! I feel like I have finally found my niche for Rocket Roy and his friends.
Using my little Pink Panther figure to practice my stop motion animation. I think I have found my new love -stop motion animation is it!!
My amazing husband surprised me and bought me the camera I wanted so I can begin stop motion animation.
This is my first try, right out of the box. Downloaded a free trial of Stop Motion Pro, plugged in the camera, and borrowed my grandson's little car!
I have realized that traditional animation is kicking my butt so I am changing directions just a bit and will attempt stop motion animation. I have always loved stop motion animation but honestly didn't know much about the process and didn't think it was an option. I have done some research and I'm thinking this is the route for me to go with my series. My other love is ceramics and clay building which will combine well with stop motion character and set building. Win-win!
In the meantime, I have borrowed an older Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera and have downloaded a free trial of Stop Motion Pro to practice with and if I'm in love with the new idea, I'll build molds of Rocket Roy, Burt the Bunny, and Boris and begin the series!
Thank you everyone for being so patient. I never realized how complicated and time consuming animation is and I have a new found respect for animators everywhere!
My goal is to have an animated short out within a month! Instead of trying to create the whole series all at once, I am going to animate an existing story I have already published -Burt the Bunny and his adventure with his bunny friends who cause havoc in their city. It will give me a chance to practice what I have learned in animation while bringing a Burt adventure to life for your little ones.
Fingers crossed that I can actually pull this off. 😃
As you may have already read, I decided that Rocket Baby really isn't a baby and should have a real name. I mulled it around for a couple of weeks and ran some ideas past a couple of my bff's and I am now ready to announce his name. I hope you like it and more importantly, your little ones will love the character and his adventures.
His name is....Roy Tracy and to his friends he is known as Rocket Roy.
Comment below and let me know what you think!
I don't know about you but my family was hit hard with a nasty cold virus which ended up being pneumonia for me! Needless to say, I'm a little behind but I'm finally feeling better after almost four weeks! Crazy!
I really like odd numbered years the best so I am ready for a new year of fun and success with my animation series! :-)
Rebecca St Croix is a children's author & illustrator. She lives in sunny California writing about a little boy who goes on adventures in his rocket ship with pals, Boris the Bear and Burt the Bunny.