La Elvira Darks Animation Commission

Recently I was commissioned to do opening animation for the one and only, Veronica Rodriguez de la Luz del Topo, also known as "La Elvira."  She is a comedy/horror/critic/commentator on YouTube that rose to fame with a video satirizing the "hardcore" or elitist goth culture.  Her image is an inspired mix of Vampira, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and Amy Winehouse.  She promotes freedom of expression in the subculture and acceptance of every person's right to be and identify as they please.  If you are goth, with pink hair and dark skin, then you are goth.  Easy and simple.  She has many other characters poking fun at other subcultures and celebrities.  Her audience is mainly based in Mexico, where she is from.  Because of her, and the viral video she made in her bedroom, the term "Darks" to describe a goth person with attitude has been recognized across Mexico and even other Spanish-speaking countries like Spain, Brazil, and more.  Her image and moniker "Tu no eres Darks," can be seen on advertising by major brands within the nation, and she's been interviewed by Time Out Mexico.   Naturally, I'm excited to work with her, but it's not the first time, and it won't be the last! 

past projects

I've been lucky to create many projects including photos, videos, and advertisements, but this animation intro is the latest in what will hopefully be the start of many other projects involving La Elvira in 2D art.  Check out some of my test shots and art below!

darks animation

La Elvira Darks background art
Background art

I used Illustrator and iMovieHD to make the animation, and once its uploaded on her channel I'll share it here as an update!  It started out as 6 seconds and took me 3 days to make.  I managed to extend it to 10 seconds with video effects, and I think it came out great.  Stay tuned for more!

Vector animated image of La Elvira

Static image of face of La Elvira
Static image of La Elvira vector image

video...coming soon!

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 I would call myself a Jack of all Trades, but mostly because I'm interested in many areas of art if not all!  I graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from the University of North Texas with a focus on Watercolor.   I always had dreams of creative writing, and in 5th grade I wasn't too bad!  Art clearly won out for my attention, but writing will always have a place in my heart!

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