BEHOLD! I speak on a video for the FIRST TIME!

Just a teeny insight into geometric birds from Tiger Tea on Vimeo.

Ta-da! I’m no longer a faceless, voiceless entity that everyone hopes is a big cartoon tiger. Instead, I am simply a faceless entity that everyone hopes is a cartoon tiger xD

This video comes off the back of the super-sketcher post, which a lot of people seemed to enjoy. I’ve been meaning to do more ‘geometric animals’, and my ‘making of‘ post about the process didn’t show it from start to finish. So I thought I’d try another video.

I am famously camera shy and the same can be said for voice recording too. I’m not sure how I managed to do this in one go without flailing about, screaming ‘OH MY GOD I SOUND HORRIBLE.’ But I did it. It isn’t the whole process, as the puffin was proving awkward to wrangle into something I was happy with. It’s a nice little introduction though, a little insight in to how I work in vector, creating things from scratch.

Here is the puffin (with some friends), by the way;

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And for the observant amongst you, yes, I have made vector birds before. They currently form part of my Redbubble shop. If you’re interested, peek below and I’ll go through a couple of the differences between those birds and these geometric ones.

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For the chiff-chaff (green), I followed a sketch. It may look as geometric as the other bird but I used nothing but freehand vectors. Pen tool. That’s it. It’s obviously still as bright and clean as the other bird but it has lumpy uneven bits. Look at the chiff-chaff’s head, the wing. Now for the other bird, the yellowhammer. He’s made from circles, semi-circles, rectangles, and straight lines.

The differences are perhaps more apparent when you look at the puffin or heron above, how their bodies, heads, etc, have been restricted by shapes versus the simply vectorised sketch of the chiff-chaff. I’ll do the chiff-chaff next in geometric shapes, for the ultimate comparison.

Also, it is really nice to say ‘chiff-chaff.’