I turned an illustrated poster I made into an animated GIF for FB. Illustrations were made using Illustrator. Layers were imported into After Effects to create the animation. Then I used a plugin to export as an animated GIF. Tweaking the export options allowed me to turn a normally large file into just 2.2 MB—perfect for sharing. The downside to such a small file size on a moderately complex animated GIF like this is that the resolution is a little lower than ideal. The upside is that you can tell a little bit more of a story.
Decided to challenge myself to create a personalized vector avatar for use in social media. This was created in Illustrator with the pen and shape building tools.
Thanksgiving is almost here. The leaves are busily falling from the trees, the rain has paid us more visits, and all the little neighborhood critters are busily foraging for winter foods and house bedding. Inspired by the speedy and often unseen squirrels that dart impulsively across our streets, I decided to create a poster—a royal squirrel crossing awareness poster. Hope this helps, my little friends! :)
Someone emailed me recently requesting to buy a poster of the book cover image I illustrated for the Roosevelt HS anthology, Where the Roses Smell the Best. I wasn't planning on making posters, but thought that was a great idea because I'd heard some people saying they purchased the book for the cover. So, I changed the text a little, and had them printed. Now you can own one, or get one for a Portland loving friend for the holidays. Send me an email if you're interested in purchasing a poster: lorna at lornanakell.com
11X17 archival, autographed print: $35 + shipping
12X18 non-archival, autographed print: $10 + shipping
(Note: the book is available for purchase at Powell's, and several other Portland booksellers.)