Character Emotion: Is It Written All Over Their Face? Isn’t it true that we can connect to a person’s gaze, wide eyes, squint, focus & quickness? We watch their mouth, lip tension, teeth flashes, frowns, smiles & pursed lips. Eyebrow lifts, the forehead crinkling & relaxing…each facial micro movement is a message, & gives us clues to what the person is thinking & feeling. Art helps illustrate a character’s thoughts to create a bond with the reader.
Ever heard the Children’s story, Song of the Birds? This one is a Turkish tale illustrated by Deanna Yildiz. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator by Deanna Yildiz
Here are some of the stages that the fire breathing woman goes through in order to get her animation on. She has quite a range of expressions, doesn’t she? Drawn in Adobe Illustrator by Deanna Yildiz
You want to get out of the way of a lady who looks like she has the capacity to breathe fire. This lady is one pissed off chick. Deanna drew her in Adobe Illustrator and then used Firefox for the animation.
Mr. Button’s, the smiling bear, gets to enjoy his day by going to play in his beautiful park. What an amazing array of animals are hidden in this drawing. Drawn by Deanna in Adobe Illustrator
Here’s a teeny example of Mr. Buttons as he goes for a bit of an animated walk. Mr. Buttons is quite the character for a teddy bear. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator and animated using Director, by Deanna Yildiz
When a three-headed dragon starts breathing fire, it is time to get out of the way. But I guess when you’re an animated skeleton then you’re not so afraid. The artwork shown here was drawn in Adobe Illustrator by Deanna Yildiz
When his Mom approached Deanna about her son Wayne’s obsession with Dragon Ball Z, Deanna was thrilled to make her son’s birthday even more special by creating him as a cartoon character so could jump right into his fantasy situation. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator by Deanna Yildiz
Funny drawings for Team Danger Girl’s great concepts!
The Moon can be a creative force and is a source of mystery and fascination for most everyone. Drawn by illustrator, Deanna Yildiz
What can get cuter than a snow bunny and a Polar bear exchanging a tender kiss? Logo design for the Alaskan Moments greeting card collection, based on Animals from Alaska
Deanna sure had fun with this artwork and play on words of cartooned Skunk Rocker. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator by Deanna Yildiz.
The view is great up here. Would you like to sit up high on the moon? Deanna is enjoying it. This artwork was created in Adobe Photoshop and Deanna is the one who engineered her own trip there.
When you have a painted cut out and can stick a different element behind it, it can be interactive and make for some unique moments. Deanna is having fun pretending to be a sea captain in this fun idea for a kid’s party or playground.
Even Deanna’s Dad got into the fun with this interactive art piece. It’s a great idea to make art part of a party experience.
When your child needs to learn how to tell time, why not make an interactive program that can help? When the child moves the hands on the clock, it will tell them if they have right time or not. After clicking next, it will also reset the clock to show the right time in case the kid got it wrong. This makes learning time easy! Drawn and designed by Deanna Yildiz in Adobe Illustrator
Yes! Little girls really love horses and Deanna loved making Anastasia’s day with her painting of two horses kissing. Isn’t Anastasia the cutest? Here she is posing for her picture with Deanna Yildiz and her new fine art horse print at the Cornell St. Studios, Kingston, NY
When you play with the scale of two different things or beings/creatures, you can sure get some funny situations to develop. Here Deanna gets to ride a huge bunny. This artwork was created using the amazing Adobe Photoshop program. Art created by Deanna Yildiz
She may not be a children’s book character, but here Deanna wanted to dance with her husband, Kutay, and party like an elf just in time for the Christmas spirit.
When your children want to learn to play some music, a simple interface can be animated or just used to create a cool website interface. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator by Deanna Yildiz.
Who can forget the tale of Hickory Dickory Doc, the mouse and the clock? The little mouse in this animation enjoys jumping from great heights which is just a little bit ridiculous but makes the return trip quicker. Deanna drew this little animation in Firefox.
A little Animation goes a long way, especially for a cute tale, like the Owl and the Pussy Cat and their crazy romance — Animation by Deanna Yildiz