Spreading the Christmas cheer through an animation can make life more enjoyable. It’s the small things that count. I created this animation to make people smile. It started out as a simple sheep and then grew into a wreath, words, and a border.
The leaping sheep turned out to be very difficult. I began by making a sheep that literally stuck both legs out at once. That was my idea of how sheep jump. Then I went and watched videos of sheep and goats leaping. This helped me to understand exactly how to shape my sheep. I took screenshots of a leaping goat and pasted them into my illustrator file. I then moved the legs of my vector sheep to match the video.
The next challenge was to make the words and border write. I used the stroke effect to show the type on a certain path a little at a time.