I was just expecting a simple birthday celebration to mark my day. Not to brag, but I got a bunch of friends from all the organizations that I have gotten myself into – from modelling groups, dancing, workmates, housemates, and other friends. But I decided to just have a simple dinner with my housemates mainly because I don’t want to spend so much just for my birthday. I didn’t even bother to get a cake. A birthday will still be a birthday without a cake. Anyways, I think it is already up to the people around me if they think I deserve a good birthday. If not, then I will completely understand if I wasn’t being a good girl during the previous years of my life and will try to do better in the coming years ^_^. I am also really trying to save for something. Fortunately, our office building has great facilities like swimming pool, gym and tennis court. Tenants can enjoy using the facilities for free as long as we have the tenants card. I borrowed it from my management and had my birthday dinner with my housemates at the swimming pool.
Gladly, my day turned out to be extra special (like it always did the previous years). My sincere thanks to everyone for all the Birthday love. Thank you for putting up your genuine time, money and effort. It showered me priceless happiness! Each single year has always been heart-moving. It’s more than enough to say that I’ve been a really good girl and will do my best to do even better (hopefully) ^_^
All the sweet gestures I received will surely be treasured for the rest of my life. If there are things that I am very grateful in my life right now, that is for having a bunch of thoughtful housemates, a sweet boyfriend, a supportive family, a generous boss and loving friends. ❤
I always like to give extra special and unique gifts especially to people who are so dear to me. They just deserve it! And no matter how awful my work is, I believe it’s the effort that counts (though I also every time do my very best to make it look presentable. heheh).
As for this one, I was preparing for a birthday gift and the birthday celebrant happens to be a special friend who is now my bf ^^(because the key to a man’s heart is not by feeding his tummy but by feeding his passion! heheh. No, I’m not trying to make an excuse. LOL. But I swear I’m gonna get to that cooking soon. Just give me more time…please..^^,). He is a 3D animation artist. So, I was like, “Ohhhhkayyy….this is challenging! I wanna make an animation too! Like whatever it takes! ^_^”. Lol. Yeah, I am a quite and a shy type of person but I always like to challenge myself. I’ve been wanting to try animation too and that was a perfect chance. It was Dec last year (2016). As usual, I had a very limited time when I made it (for some reasons, ideas likes these always pop in my head in a very last-minute so I always end up rushing). I made it a day before his birthday and based on my own understanding on how animation is supposed to be done (I mean no research, no tutorial or anything). So please, I seek your understanding if my drawing looks so horrible and if I did it in the wrong way. Furthermore, I am not really good especially in impromptu drawing. So feel free to contact me for corrections and improvements. I’d love to hear from you. 🙂
Alright! Here you go! I think it’s just nice that it looks like a human (to me at least). Haha! Initially, I didn’t intend to come up with such output. I just knew that I wanted to do something unique and special so I just grabbed a paper and a pen, and let my imagination take my hand to whatever it wants to achieve until I completed this picture. In case it isn’t obvious, it is supposed to be a clumsy me (clumsy as usual) excitedly delivering my gift.
How I did it:
- I used an ordinary pencil to draw at the back of a recycled white paper
- I used pink color highlighter for the gift so it wont look too dull
- I scanned the drawing to my PC
- I used Adobe Photoshop to crop each movement and added the path drawing then saved them .JPEG format separately
- I used the “Windows Move Maker” to combine all the photos accordingly
- I added a background music
And TadaaAaa! Here’s the short clip of my very first animation:
Indeed, animation is a super tedious job! Sadly, I don’t think I am willing to give more time to explore this abyss because I am not a patient person. I just made a super simple one but the struggle was super real! I am glad that I am able to pull through the emotions though (as per the celebrant’s comment^^). And nothing compares to the happiness that I felt upon knowing that I am able to make the character walk, fall down and dance!!! ^__^
I hope you enjoyed it as much as me and the birthday celebrant did. Let me know if you made one too. I’ve to see and learn from your work too. ❤