DeskMate Homepage Business Pen Icon v1

Interactive Business Pen icon for DeskMate’s homepage

Here is, yet, another animated icon I created for my wife’s VA (or Virtual Assistant) endeavor, to be used on her homepage for her business’ website.  Again, like with the others I’ve posted about, I tried to challenge myself with varying principles of animation, and how Photoshop makes .gifs, in general.  for this business pen, I was either going to have it stand straight up, acting like it was writing below itself, or simply have it go in a couple of circles, mimicking momentum and velocity.  I would have loved to do the former, and I might be doing that regardless, down the line, if certain icons don’t really match the pages they take the viewer to.  So, instead, I chose the latter, and decided to fool around with the illusion of physics affecting this 2D object.

There really isn’t much more to say about this one, in particular, considering two of the other animated icons also use rotation as their main means of animation.  However, like I said previously, I wanted to see if I could truly capture the feel of weight and speed of an object, and for a first try, I don’t feel it’s half bad!

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