About the Painting
Artist: El Greco, the Greek mannerist painter.
Time period: c. 1597-1599
The style: Oil paint on canvas
Location: National Gallery of Art Washington DC
It depicts a legend in the life of Christian saint Martin of Tours: the saint cut off half of his cloak and gave it to the beggar.
My Short Story Board
- Saint Martin is trying to communicate with the beggar by moving his head a little bit.
- The Beggar is listening carefully and looking at the saint.
- After awhile Saint Martin is wipping the horse and the horse is just nikking and sparking his legs in the air.
- While the beggar still looking at him.
Moving Art Workshop Links
Saint Martin and the beggar
- Animate fil med kode
- HTML document med animation
- Billede 1 i animation.
- Billede 2 i animation.
Here is the link for my first moving art try out
At first I thought it will be easy to do this animated painting. I already imagined on how to do it. I just have to cut some parts of the body I would use to make it moved on my animation. But then when I started looking for a painting it already took me some time to find the right one. I am looking for an easy one but it’s just hard (woman thing). Then I found a landscape. Actually the landscape was easy to animate because I just have to add some elements on it. For example I add a ball jumping and birds flying etc. But then I am not satisfied again so I decided to do saint martin and the beggar instead. The tricks on how to make a painting moved is I used photoshop to cut some body parts. But then it is also hard to use photoshop in my opinion but I found out how. Anyway there is a lot of ways on how to cut some parts of an image in photoshop but I used quick selection tool and then layer via cut and eksport the parts I cut..
Then the tricky part is how to make the parts moved naturally, using animate cc it was possible but I am not yet good at it. My moving art is not yet finish but I delivered it anyway.The next workshop I will do better. I just need more time to learn the program.
Why I choose to deliver Saint Martin and the beggar painting?
I choose this painting because I like the horse to moved. I thought it was easy for me to cut of some parts of it using photoshop then animate it afterwards. But then it wasn’t really easy afterall. At first I made an animation with a landscape but then I changed my mind because it is so easy to add some elements on a landscape and I dont really need to cut some parts. But I like to challenge myself if I can do better that’s why I animate saint martin and the beggar instead. Because I thought it would be fun animating the horse. I would like to make the horse nikking and moving his legs but it is not that easy though. I tried and tried until I succeed. The movement is not the best but I made them moved a bit and that’s all that counts. 🙂