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Experiments in Animation The Expanse Bobbie Draper vs Protomolecule Monster

 My new project this year is learning animations and video concept art. Some of these will be for commissions, some for patrons of my Patreon VIP Tier, and some will be for direct sale as digital wall papers and the like. It's a huge amount of fun - so much so that I actually have to set a timer! I blew almost an entire afternoon working on videos when I technically should have been doing my taxes. 😆

Here's an example of one I'm proud of. It's Bobbie Draper's first look at the Protomolecule Hybrid Monster on Ganymede, in The Expanse tv series.

This has several elements I tried to recreate from the episode:

  • Glowing eyes in the protomolecule monster, reflected in her helmet
  • Blood snowflakes floating around her
  • the unfocus and refocus as Bobbie tries to see what's around her
  • music that sounds similar to The Expanse soundtrack.
I'm going to keep working on these, and on ways to customize them for patrons. I'd love to hear your feedback! What do you think of this one? Any suggestions to make it better? Any subjects you'd like to see?


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