I'll just pop up this bloke again for Illustration Friday. The topic is aging - Originally he was drawn to express that feeling you get when there is no bread in the morning for toast, so reluctantly you go out and get some.
I kind of imagine feeling the same as you get old, "Oh dear there goes another hip, sigh...I'll have to go out and get another..."
Apparently "The Walt Disney Company has killed off its Australian animation operation" see Article
I seem to be visualising such an event as a Disney style 2D animation. With giant Disney hit men in pest control suits spraying all the animators "killing" them off. The occassional animator makes a break for it and a hit man lunges out and with his foot squishes him into the ground... All orchestrated nicely to the music.
Finally I have finished my showreel. I battled for quite some time with what seemed to be incompatible movie settings - It turned out to be a corrupt file that was cruddifying the 'Toots' clips. I'll have to compress it before I pop it up on inkwinks
Why yes, an animated mobile I made the other night. I was trying to make a place for my dancing skeleton. So I thought they'd look good swinging around in a mobile - not mobile phone, silly, mobile spinny thing - I've popped this little animation onto my inkwinks site, so far without the skeletons because I enjoy it equally as an abstract version. However I will swap it soon for the Skeleton Dance version. It is all very 'tweeny' admittedly. The music used is also on my showreel - a favourite guitarist: Gabor Szabo. A Hungarian chap, not with us anymore.
I have been chatting with Hee lately, and looking at her magnificent site: Hee's nest. Also her magnificent watercolours that she has been doing lately.
Look. Melbs has another film festivity event. So I've already nabbed my tix to Howl's Moving Castle - the new Miyazaki animation. Fwoo I can't wait. MIFF See the snazzy animated Miff trailer!! (Animated by Al)
Raj sent me this link to Nina Paley's site the other day. So far I have only checked out Sitayana. She is very cute, and swivles beautifully at the end of this movie: Sitayana Sitayana reminds me of the old "La More" Orange stop motion animation from Sesame Street. An old favourite I must admit.
Wednesday night was very interesting - David Blumenstien organised a Comics to Animation screening night at NOVA ! Toots screened in amongst an array of very funny animations made by various talented folks, who also create comics. A list with links to their works will magically appear here some time soon.
We had a little chat to the audience afterwards. A very nice audience I must say.
On the homefront: Here is a drawing by Curly Kiz Here is a drawing by Uncle G
This image is from some concept development sketches for a comic that I have...well essentially 'agonised' over for quite some time. I've done many versions and had various ideas - and I've ended up with something that looks rather spontaneous I must admit.