Skjaldarmerki / Coat of arms.

skjald_webIntrepid explorers, who frequent this backwater blog, may remember a post from January 16th entitled Double vision. The post featured two drawings of the same gentleman, shown side by side. Recently, I had a eureka moment and decided to clip both drawings together into a simple animation. As you can see, the gentleman above is clearly misbehaving, ie. moving while being drawn, which can often frustrate and confuse the artist. But on this occasion the artist prevailed.

Footnote: (Shown here is Iceland’s coat of arms, a bull, eagle, dragon, and rock giant protect the land from invaders.)

29 thoughts on “Skjaldarmerki / Coat of arms.

  1. Haha this is great! I thought I was seeing things at first because I scrolled down to read and something moved lol. Is it a gif? I remember back in the day when those tiny ones were huge files and now there is so much potential, I don’t even remember how to do them now…!

    • Glad it caught youre eye, yes it’s a GIF, a pretty straightforward one. The file size is small, I was worried about it not working, it’s a bit jumpy to start with, but not too bad. Took me a while to figure it all out too!

    • Great! I edited the drawings in GIMP, which you can download for free, and then saved them as a GIF. The GIF format saves separate layers, then it’s just a matter of deciding the time difference between layers. Hope this makes some sense Hansi?? Russell.

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