CN. 2017. Adobe Animate CC, Adobe Illustrator CC

Screenshot from a looped animation of the life aquatic
View the animation here: https://cnillustration.itch.io/octotank (takes a moment to load)


Home2: Bliss

CN 2017

Adobe Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Animate CC & After Effects CC

Experimental short using motion tweening and nested symbols in animate with lots of sounds and effects brought in with after effects to build a ‘found vhs’ of the final sail of the SS Bliss.


SS Bliss (Inspired by the Brave Little Toaster)


Fading Sigil (Made using the word Bliss, highly stylized)

_Pop: A Lost Pinky Tale

CN2017 Animate CC, AfterEffects CC, Illustrator CC & Photoshop CC

Short animation using flash, after effects and adobe illustrator with just a pinch of photoshop

Music: Pat und Patachon Eric Frantzen Chor Orchester Bulimie Song – Instrumental


Test animation using multiple tween functions & experimenting with masking.

Armature for the arm, motion tweening for the flora, exhale and the drip of the oil, shape tween for the smoke off the cigarette a zoom in from the camera layer.

Also used vector brushes in illustrator for complex and thick bushes and leaves saving countless hours

Dont smoke. Unless you dont have lungs

CN 2017. Adobe Illustrator cc & Animate cc

8 Bird


As a challenge this previous weekend and as a personal development course I followed Christopher Calebs [@chriscaleb] Adobe tutorial on how to recreate dotGEARS flappy bird IoS application in html5 using adobe animate.

While I could have just followed the instructions and coding to the letter I wanted to actually really challenge myself and began by modifying the assets, in illustrator, and using those components over the prepackaged ones that were downloadable. I used those items as a guide when I got stuck but thats about all.

Further I tweaked the gravity settings a little and made the tree element of the background move independant of the ground layer.

The next challenge was to get it online so you could check it out. WordPress is very finickey when it comes to embedded flash content so please head to icth.io below to check it out!


CN 2017 Illustratorcc, Photoshopcc, Animatecc



DaveTheZombie & Animate CC


After Finishing after effects I moved on to Peachpit & Learn ACAEP’s textbooks on Animate CC. Part of the lessons include digital armature creation and animation. The fruits of my labors have lead to this: Dave the Zombie.

Coming from After effects it is a strange and at times frustrating endeavorĀ to figure out the nuances and processes associated with animate CC but its becoming a favorite of mine. Especially when it comes to interactivity and integration with other programs. Making my own applications and games seemed like a distance wish until I learned that it could be possible and accessible through animate.

Dave was created in Illustrator CC, imported and animated in Animate CC

CN2017 Illustrator CC & Adobe Animate CC



CN 2017 Illustrator & Photoshop CC

Big projects in the works. Too big. Good idea to mix it up with smaller projects. Keeps things interesting and is refreshing. I have a beard but if I had long hair I would wear it this way too