I've been thinking about layering an illustration of the character from a story over the text from the book. This digital collage demonstrates how the imagination and the author work together to help the a picture emerge from the pages.
The Sneetches comes to life using the EyeJack app after the effect is loaded by scanning the QR code.
This animation was made by
1. making out the character using Brushes Redux
2. Tracing the character in Do Ink Drawing app
3. Copying it multiple times and redrawing arms and legs in different poses to create a walking sequence
4. Then I used Do Ink composition mode to combine the masked photo and walking animation with a path.
5. I duplicated/flipped it to make it walk back.
This movie became the overlay and the original cover was the trigger in Eyejack app.
I learned from Paul Hamilton on Twitter about an augmented reality app that I plan on using to replace HP Reveal called EyeJack app. It has a creator app for the mac desktop and an app for your device. You set up a trigger, overlay, and option audio in the creator then scan the QR code it generates to load the effect (the first time). Look at the tweet below to see what my cover page looks like when you scan the QR code in the app.
I should explain how I came to the place where I made Darcy and Elizabeth of Pride and Prejudice emerge from the pages of the book. I began by wanting to practice a portrait drawing in Keynote on my iPad. I thought of the 1995 mini series of Pride and Prejudice and searched for a still image of the characters I had loved so much. I drew Elizabeth and Darcy separately based on the photo below using the drawing features in keynote.
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