01 July 2017

Animate My Drawing - Hair Blowing in the Wind


If there's one thing that I'm obsessed the most lately is to make my drawings alive and moving!

So this is a simple video showing how I animate my drawing. There's a bunch of methods in making an animation but here I'm using a basic frame by frame method to get my drawing moving. Let's see the result:


This animation consists of:
  • static layer (for the part that is not moving, i.e. everything except the hair and the eyes)
  • 5 layers of hairs (blowing in the wind movement)
  • 3 layers of eyes (open to close movement)


I made the total of 16 pictures using the combination of hair and eyes movement. The tools I use in this tutorial include Photoshop and a free online GIF maker to create the animation. I also use GIF to video converter to get the video format that I can use to upload on Instagram. If you fancy, you can use software like Flash or even Photoshop itself to make the animation, but I personally think using free online GIF maker is easy and fast, especially if the animation is simple, like mine.

It's hard to believe that it's actually pretty easy to make this animation yet the result is very satisfying. I can't wait to make more of my drawings alive!

+ Carolynn +

24 June 2017

Let's Draw Girls from around the World!


When I was a kid, I liked to imagine meeting people from around the world. Everyone looked beautiful with pretty colors in their eyes, hair, and clothes. And so I ended up drawing people after people on my sketchbook.

17 June 2017

Let's Draw Toy Story! (Woody and Buzz Lightyear)


When I was cleaning my room one morning, I saw my husband's small collection of the cute version of Toy Story figures in one corner of a shelf. It was somehow caught my attention to play with it for a while and draw them. So here is a fun video on how I draw Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

10 June 2017

Draw It Yourself! Father's Day Card


Nothing says Happy Father's Day like a handmade gift from the heart. So let's draw something special to our dads this year!

06 June 2017

20 Easy Ways to Draw Leaves


Since I came back from my visit in Singapore Botanic Gardens, I couldn't stop doodling botanical theme and so I decided to make a quick and simple doodle tutorial video on YouTube about 20 easy ways to draw leaves.

04 June 2017

Trip to Singapore Botanic Gardens


I visited Singapore Botanic Gardens this weekend and decided to draw there. It's not perfect but it was fun and I had a great time spending with nature.

18 May 2017

10 Types of People You will Find on the MRT


There are many people riding the Singapore MRT everyday. After almost a year living in Singapore, I meet many different types of people every time I step through the sliding doors. These are 10 types of people that I regularly find while riding the MRT.

04 April 2017

Happiness Project: #NotetoSelf [Part 2]

A little update from my #NoteToSelf project.


It's been more than a year since I started this happiness project and I failed to make 100 posts as I initiated to last year. The number stuck at 28. Let's admit it, it is hard to create a good habit.

09 March 2017

My First Chinese New Year in Singapore


When I was still living in Indonesia, I usually celebrate Chinese New Year with my family, eating nian gao and collecting red packets from the elderly. Now that I live in Singapore, I got to experience new rituals and traditions to commemorate Chinese New Year this year.

10 February 2017

Review: Pilot Juice Paint


If you're following me on Tumblr [carolynnyoe.tumblr.com], you might noticed that I convert my Tumblr account into a display page of my Doodle Book, a one-doodle-a-day project that I started since November 2016. I am pushing myself to bust out at least one page every single day, no matter what. Why? Because it's fun and very addicting. It's all thanks to Pilot Juice Paint, the markers ( or pens?) that I use to create those random and quirky doodles.