This truly is quite tedious. When I captured the film I tried to get at least every other clip. That was the plan…really, what I actually did was start the film and pause as quickly as possible and then used my windows clipping tool to copy it. Then I pulled it into Photoshop and used my lasso tool and refine image on the bird first before going back for the shadow. Next I will use this image as my reference/guide when I design my peacock character to ensue the flow of movement is as accurate as possible. The pics above are the landing sequence….next up, the actual flight.
I am learning a lot about peacocks in the process…like I think eventually this will be my new fairy queen 😉 not to mention there are quite a few I need to add shadows to. The legs are so muscular and the wings elegantly massive. I want to come back as a male peacock!
My mind is wandering out of control and patterns galore are roaming around my cob-webbed attic to the point where it took me an hour to notice the music stopped playing. What a peaceful high…I really needed this. Sure have a long ways to go on this project! May have to take a break and start designing my bird 🙂 let’s see how long it takes me to learn how to link this to my first blog…ugh…so much learning as I go.