Animating Kylo Ren

“We’re not done yet…”

Hey, Kylo, you’re right!

With some free time and Gif making skillz I decided to install the new After Effects and create a little something. I’ve been meaning to do something with Star Wars Episode 7 but haven’t had the time.

So I just wanted to simply create a loopable gif involving Kylo Ren. And I did. In fact, here it is:


Now, you’re probably thinking, “Big whoop. Pretty simple. Pretty boring.” And that’s fine. But let me tell yuh somethin’, Mene Gene. Animating a “simple” gif as this takes a while. From the hood blowing, to the snow falling, the jittering of the lightsaber, to the pulsing red glow on Kylo himself. Barely 5 seconds. Takes a couple hours. And it doesn’t even loop that well.

I love creating little things such as this. I look forward to doing simple little animations like this with some of my illustrations in the future.

I’m looking to get back into some digital painting. Basil Gogos has inspired me once more and there’s a Bride of Frankenstein that I’m dying to paint. Hopefully I can start next weekend.