I explored creating a lot of gifs with my elephant zentangle. I started by creating a graphic asset of my elephant zentangle in Adobe Photoshop which I was then able to incorporate with color backgrounds. other images.
Then, I started experimenting with different background images and putting my elephant zentangle head on an actual elephant. I played around with Color Balance and Hue and Saturation in Photoshop.
After exploring in Photoshop. I searched Giphy.com for images of elephants. Being a huge Disney fan, I came across this Dumbo gif, and decided to create my own animation with it. I created this gif in Adobe Premiere. I fit my elephant zentangle over dumbo’s face and animated it moving with the motion of dumbo’s face. After rendering the animation in Premiere, I then uploaded it to Giphy.com to create a continuous loop of it.
I created my animation in Adobe After Effects. The radial design was created with different shapes and rotating them in a circular motion. I then put the elephant zentangle on top of the radial design and experimented rotating it around to complete my animation. Lastly, I added sound and rendered the composition. The animation was published through Vimeo and posted to NewHive.
After creating gifs and animations of my image, I wanted to take the doodle one step further. In Photoshop, I used the puppet warp tool to make the trunk of the elephant move. I then created gifs of the trunk moving.
Lastly, I searched for images of baby elephants. I then put the images of the moving trunk head on top of the baby elephant image to create the feel that the elephant was alive and moving. I experimented with the backgrounds in Photoshop as well.