Thinking of You this Thanksgiving Animation
A sweet eCard that brings the warmth of family to loved ones who are far away on Thanksgiving.
Hallmark was looking for a Thanksgiving card with a missing you/thinking of you sentiment, in a style similar to my previous “Joy and Beauty” Mother’s Day eCard where each line of the provided greeting shows an autumn/thanksgiving scene.
For this I envisioned some sort of preparation for a thanksgiving dinner, starting with leaves blown by the wind towards a pumpkin being harvested, which is then served as a pumpkin pie for dinner, and ends in a cozy house surrounded by autumn foliage.
I really love drawing nature so I thoroughly enjoyed working on the house illustration. You can watch a timelapse video of it here:
The eCard called for really simple animation that were mostly panning transitions between scenes, with minimal frame-by-frame animation needed only for the leaves.
Below are some animation progress GIFs, and a video showing how the project evolved from animatic, to line animation, to the finished video!
I also have a process and timelapse video that further shows how this eCard was created on my YouTube channel: