2 of Hearts Part 1 and 2 
Stop motion animation

A Quarantine Project

2 of Hearts started in the middle of quarantine. I wanted to keep myself occupied with projects that took lots of time to make the days feel more productive. I've always had an interest and admiration for stop motion animation and wanted to try it myself.

Starting simple with the idea of 2 shapes coming together, I found inspiration for the classic 'Bicycle' playing cards. Integrating colour resulted in the final idea of 2 of Hearts

Check out my Youtube channel to view my animations in video form!

Part 1 : The Cards

All the pieces for the stop motion with handmade with colour pencils and thick watercolour paper. I loved the way the tooth of the paper was emphasized through the pencil and tried to maintain the 'patchy' texture in the shapes so when they were animated, there would be more visual interest, rather then solid shapes I could have digitally created.

Part 1  took a total of 31 cards that acted as each of the frames. The help of a light table allowed me to get a sneak peek as to how the shapes were going to move and after creating a mock-up video in Photoshop, I filled in the choppier sections with more frames with the in-between movements to smooth out the animation.

Part 2 : The Carton

I wanted to make the project feel like more of a finished product, so I created a carton to house the deck of cards. The carton takes inspiration from the classic 'Bicycle' playing cards and is handmade to perfectly fit all 31 cards from Part 1

The stop motion animation shows off the packaging along side the deck of cards and also gave me a chance to animate with physical objects.

Flat-lay of the carton before the glue-up

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