Today i started learning the basics of animate. I created simple shapes like circles, stars and Squares, and then edited them into something more complex. I used the ‘Line Tool’ the ‘Rectangle Tool’, ‘Circle Tool’ and the ‘PolyStar Tool’ to create the basic shapes. I then used the ‘Free Transform Tool’ to edit the basic shapes. I also edited the Stroke size and style of the shapes to create some unusual shape boarders.
After i had finished editing the shapes I was tasked with creating a portrait of myself. I began with a circle on stroke size 6 and the width on option 8. Which as a result created a difference in line weight. I then edited the Circle shape with the ‘Free Transform Tool’ giving it a more face like look. I added basic eye shapes using the ‘Circle Tool’. Using the brush tool i drew the hair and ears by hand. I had 3 different layers which resulted in depth for the ‘portrait’. The face shape, eyes and mouth were on layer 1. The glasses and ears were on layer 2. The Hair was on layer 3.