"Handcrafted" just popped out when I went to type. I like it. You?
Last question, you've been very kind, waiting while I work this out; "Handcrafted Stop-Motion Animation" or "Handcrafted Animation"? I added smoke too. Almost there.
The first button, I made several weeks ago for the Pink Snail, the middle, shows my attempt tonight at creating type on a curve for it, the last, was last year's button featuring Bosq and the Writing Mouse. (Actual size; 1.5" diameter, a.k.a: smaller than you are viewing here.)
I thought I'd try harder and make some type on a curve for the next Highly-Collectible Halfland Limited-Edition Memorabilia Button. I wanted to get all fancy about it, maybe weave the white chimney smoke through the letters, but all I got was a fussy mess. After taking a lot of time, adding a bleed to the art, and fooling around with it, I think the initial type layout works better. It's stronger and easier to read at the small size. I decided not to add the full blog address to these anymore as (God Bless) Google can lead people here, if they aren't familiar with blogs too much.
Any thoughts on the wording; Independent Animation Series vs. Stop-Motion Animation? Any feedback on these little gems? Anyone who would like one sent to them who hasn't already been put on the private list? eh?
I plan to order 'em next week.
Art is Life Quote*:
"The only gift of learning a technique
is the moment we are able to transcend it." --Eric Pearl
(*This one is for all the animators out there slaving away learning to walk and bounce balls, waiting for their moment when they are able to perform.)