Animator Jeca Martinez’s stop motion animals for Inktober

Animator and illustrator Jeca Martinez has created a beautiful series of stop motion ink drawings for Inktober 2017, and you can see her creative process in this video.

Inktober is an annual art challenge that encourages artists to create art using ink throughout the month of October, and for Jeca, this meant a perfect opportunity to showcase the power of animation over static ink works. Thousands of artists take part in the challenge, 31 days of 31 drawings, and use it as a way to share their work on social media platforms. Inktober was created by artist Jake Parker as a challenge to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.

“As an animator I wanted to push the boundaries a little bit and create stop motion animation of animals using water and ink,” she says. Jeca took inspiration from the GIF below for the project.

She has posted her process for each ink animal on her YouTube channel, with the goal to create 13 videos to be released on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of October. Here are some of the videos she has published so far.

“Each video is a real show on its own; the ink magically spreads in the water to form each animal, then gradually come to life as each animation frame is painted,” she says.

Jeca began using Photoshop and Flash during school, and her early work landed her a full art scholarship at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. She graduated with honors in a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Art.

Take a look at other Inktober projects with the #Inktober hashtag on Twitter.

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