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Animating my logo to look like it’s being hand-drawn.


Using the free and open-source graphics program Krita.

Basically, I wanted to create a logo that looks like it’s being drawn.

I took the American Bandito Logo decided to try it in Krita because they just added animation tools.

Krita is a free and open source graphic software program.
https://krita.org/en/

The method I use in the video is:
  • I create a transparent layer under the logo.
  • I’m gonna create my animation on that transparent layer as a color mask.
So I can see what I’m animating I create an automatic selection so the dashed lines will outline the image from the logo. And grow the selection 3px. (Selection > Grow).

On the transparency layer underneath I fill the whole thing with black. Boom! Now it’s hidden.

I use a brush tool to draw the animation. The color needs to be opposite of the fill we did to start showing the areas I’m going to draw. So I use white for the brush.

I’m doing the animation at 12 frames a second and on the twos (every other frame) cuz I like a nice little quick drawing.

I draw each line that starts to reveal the logo so it’ll look like it’s being drawn.

At the end of the animation, I want the text to just pop up as a whole and it goes ‘bloop’! And actually, that’s the noise I’m going to use when I add the sound effect to it in a video editor after I export it when I’m done.

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