I decided to try and draw a dodo bird, but instead of using a pen and paper, I used light painting/light photography.
To begin with, I watched the following video:
Here is what I came up with:
Then, I decided to animate my dodo bird, to make him walk – because I don’t think dodo birds could fly? Please correct me if I am wrong.
I used a program called Adobe Photoshop and Adobe ImageReady (which comes with Photoshop):
- 3 layers – background, one dodo bird standing flat, and one dodo bird slightly angled
- 65 frames
- Saved optimised as a .gif file
This website provides you with a basic tutorial of how to animate an image – “Animation in Adobe Photoshop/ImageReady“.
If you have any ideas of what else I could draw using light painting, please let me know! And check out my Light Photography page – here will you see a collection of what I have created so far.