Custom Vinylmation Tips, Tutorials and a Contest with @ArtistAaralyn : Design
Coloring book pages. Google Images. Disney movies. That strange dream you had last night in which you finally got the elusive Park 1 Balloon Chaser…
What do all of these things have in common?
Minus your strange dream, these are all sources in which you can pull ideas and inspiration from to design your amazing new custom vinylmation! Now that you’ve decided that you want to start customizing vinylmations and you have gathered all the needed materials, the next step is the all-important design. So, where do you start?
Unless you want to dive right onto putting your design onto the vinylmation form, paper is always a great starting point. You can get the vinylmation template to print or digitally design by clicking here.
So, here is a look into my design process. It’s kind of basic. First, you need to figure out what you want to design. I take the first idea that I am really excited about and run with it. I watch the movie the character was in, stare at Google images for a while and then I get to work on sketching.
I start with the faceless Mickey design and for the purpose of this tutorial I’ll do a basic idea and design Mickey. My best friend in drawing is my circle template, shown on the vinylmation template below:
After drawing a curved line for his pants, I create a template for his buttons. I draw a shape I like on cardstock, then cut it out. You can see the template sitting on top of the vinylmation page below.
Then, I draw in the whites of Mickey’s eyes. Note: I think the eyes are the most important part of the vinylmation. I spend the most time designing the eyes and getting them as perfect as possible.
However, when I do color one, here is what it looks like. Now if you would like to win the framed sketch, simply comment on this article below and Sunday night we will choose a winner! We’ll have more details at the bottom of the article.
The Fantasia 2000 Spring Sprite:
Feel free to ask Aaralyn any custom Vinylmation questions below or let her know who you would love to see her create next. Remember one entry per person and the contest ends Sunday night at 11:59pm EST. Finally when commenting, make sure your email is correct. It will not be published, but we’ll be able to email you if you win.
As always, feel free to follow Aaralyn or you can check out her awesome custom Vinylmations at any of the links below