Patrixia is a Chicago-based electronic and alternative dance music DJ. We have known each other for years, but we never had a chance to really work together and collaborate. In between leaving a full-time position and moving into freelance, I had some downtime to do some training and take on passion projects I didn’t have time for previously. Patrixia approached me with a short creative brief, explaining her vision (yes, this included the underpants and space-cow). The initial sketches I produced were done on paper and scanned really crudely using my cel phone (just for reference):
From there, I brought these rough references into Photoshop, and inked them using an XP-Pen tablet:
The Patrixia character was illustrated separately in Illustrator, to maintain the ability to edit the vectors in After Effects.
From there, I animated the Sweat using Timelord by Battleaxe in Photoshop:
The drips on the planets were created similarly, and the train was actually created in Blender:
Finally, all of this came together to create the final animation: