Political cartoon web animation:

Trying to create art that is different


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A political cartoon animation from the illustrator Archibald Butler


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Preparing the Political Cartoon



Hand drawing the political cartoon:

It was inspiring to create this piece called Killuminati by current tragic political situations. I was keen to see if people would be interested in my work if I had a political edge.

You can see the orginal sketches at the bottom of this page. They took about 12 hours to draw. I love spending time illustrating colourful compositions like this with a variety of pens and paints: Posca, Water color crayons and black markers.


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2

the code



Political Cartoons: About this project

I then imported all these sketches by taking pictures of them with my SLR camera. These were then imported into Photoshop to create the composition. This stage took about 5 hours to complete. It is time consuming to cut out everything, edit the colors of the layers so they pop together.

The canvas size I usually use is 2400 pixels by a height just over the screen size of a portrait iPhone browser. I save the PNGs and the JPEGs with the maximum width of 1500 pixels. This will mean they will stretch when they’re on the large 1920 pixels monitor but it will improve the load speed significantly.




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Conclusion



Dump Trump SNOOP DOG STYLE

You can always run your images through tinyPNG.com to reduce the file size without affecting the quality.

The coding aspect of this project which is integrated with Greensock JS took about six hours. That is because I already had the template from the homepage of ArchibaldButler.com.

A Photo of the illustrator Archibald Butler
A Photo of the illustrator Archibald Butler
A Photo of the illustrator Archibald Butler
A Photo of the illustrator Archibald Butler
A Photo of the illustrator Archibald Butler
A Photo of the illustrator Archibald Butler
A Photo of the illustrator Archibald Butler
A Photo of the illustrator Archibald Butler

I hope you enjoyed this project, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.