Ellenor Mererid

Illustration Student



Dance with me – animation

Dance with me.gif

You know maybe one day I will make a nice proper animation

Yeah this was an impromptu little animation so I had no real idea of where I was going with this, I was just in the mood for animating and didn’t have anything else going on ^^; There are some inconsistency problems, but I’m slowly getting better at keeping it constant. I’m sorry if the text is going too quickly, again it was something I was just playing around with to give them a voice 🙂 Also a thanks to Kasey Hall for giving me some feedback 😀

So it’s a little animation of my oc’s Dai and Mia as little kids just interacting and stuff, I would like to make more animations and make them more of a regular thing but I have other things to do most of the time ^^;

Art(animation) and characters belong to me

I hope you all like them 😀


I’ll be posting uni work again soon 🙂


Narrative Images


Here are some of the completed frames from my storyboards for the “hundred year old man who climbed the window and disappeared”. I went with the following the title closely but with hints of what the rest of the book had to offer, I didn’t want to follow the book to much, so I didn’t look into it until I had done my first draft of the storyboards and then worked elements into it.

I like how they’ve turned out and how it progress from one shot to another but I could have added a bit more detail them.

Under Camera final work

Here are some stills from my contribution to the under camera finale:

I think our final animation was okay, the actual drawings are good but I don’t like the idea behind it, we relied to heavily on a video to work from and didn’t push ourselves. Initially our idea was to have out animation in four stages and four different dance styles, this could have gone well, one style for each member, as some weren’t that familiar with ballet and so didn’t want to do that, and that would have been okay, we were going to have them blend from one style to another, and we started to work on that idea but one of the group wouldn’t agree and they wouldn’t listen to what we had to say when we tried to explain things, so to spare any further disagreements and to start the work as this was taking up a lot of our time, it was decided to go with this idea.

Our group was Megan, Ciarán, Joe.

Undercamera Animation

We’re currently doing an undercamera animation workshop working with oil paint, sand and charcoal and we were working in small groups. Our theme is dance and this week we were just experimenting. I can’t really post the videos but I took my snipit of the charcoal animation and looped a bit of it to make it longer and because I didn’t really know where to go with it and I was under time pressure.

Charcoal ballet twirl2


Here are some animations I made at the same time as the gifs in the previous post before christmas;

Azlyn in action2.gif

I like this one but there are some consistency issues

Fire Starter Andre2.gif

This one is my favourite 😀 It’s consistancy and I like the effects I was able to create with it, but the quality is a little lost when exported.

I watched a lot of martial arts gifs to get the movements right and a bit natural.

I had fun doing these and I really shouldn’t leave so much of a gap in between the times I decide to animate.

Animation, art and characters belong to me

I hope you all like it

Animation Test

We’ve been tasked to make two short gifts selected from a list. Here are some very short and rough tester pieces just to see how it would look and just to get it right before I start doing them properly.

Suddenly Tiger.gifSpin Test.gif

The one in blue is made up with three frames set at 120 ms and the one in purple made with 9 frames and the ms of the frames ranges from 50 to 125. I think they move quite smoothly, I need to work on keeping the consistency of each image the same.

Dragonfly Model

We were asked to make a model for a stop motion animation. I decided to make a dragonfly, because I was inspired by a book I’ve been reading recently and because it seemed like it would be an elegant design to follow.

I really like how it’s turned out and by how it looks, and that I would love to make more. Next time I would use more wire to cover the head and body to make it look better and use a stronger wire, because although it’s pretty and easy to work with, it’s a bit too fragile when it comes to transporting it and when it came to animating it. The only difference between the original design and the final design was that I used crepe paper instead of plastic after it was recommended as I couldn’t find enough of the type of translucent plastic.

The animation; (I can’t show it sorry)

I worked on the animation with Trish, where we made a stop motion animation using a camera and a program called Dragon studio I think. It was an interesting animation and that it turned out well some parts smooth, but it turned out well.

Hopefully I can add a clip of the animation soon.

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