Saturday, January 28, 2006


Hallo. All going accordian to plam. Haven't proofed yet - tomorrow night. Still animating plate 2, which should be ready to etch tomorrow afternooin.
Thunder and lightning.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Megalo Render Project

Currently I am on Day 4 of my Megalo Render Project.

Bit busy - will fill in the gaps later.
Am currently drawing onto two plates with softground on them. Have done an aquatint on the third. Have to prepare my paper and etch my plates this evening. Proofing tomorrow. Its hot and quiet in here today.
I attempted to 'smoke' my plate with wax tapers but I was worried about the amount of smoke they gave off.

Look at my rather large light box.

Kind of ironic - as I am using very small post-it notes as a part of my animation process.
I have two projects on the boil - Sequential and Printed States

More to come

Montage type pics of my first few days. This one represents my brain at work.

Injury list:

Double butchers paper paper-cut. (That is to say I re-sliced the same paper-cut on the same finger)
Woeful weak and sore shoulders from filing plates - must start swimming again.
A Whopping great bruise on my leg from walking into the LJ press HANDLE . There was a class in there as I did it so I couldn't yelp. I think I produced some kind of interesting sound though. Kind of a " ffffffwwooooorp" and then a " eefffffffffffff"

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Phil Mulloy

Apparently Phil Mulloy is in town.
You can hear him interviewed on Radio National here
Or link

Phil Mulloy

His incredible ZOG films will be touring soon as a part of Flickerfest.

Phil Mulloy site link

Here is June wanting to know why I haven't finished her story yet.
My answer is....I spent all day yesterday animating two walk cycles....and they both look a bit shite.

Mind you, the shoes look ok.

I found a lovely inky animation recently. Poezie is kinderspel, by Bouwine Pool.
Go to dichtvorm and find Poezie. It's well worth it.

Link to 2004 thoughts on Phil Mulloy's animations .

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Christmas Twit

Here is a Christmas Twit

He's a little bird that is a bit slow to realise the consequence of his actions.
Eats boring insects.

Christmas Twit chirp 1
Christmas Twit chirp 2

Sunday, January 08, 2006

New Year Observations

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Post lunch Fripper

I imagine the Fripper's to have a gentle 'snozzy' sound.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Back to animation land. Slowly slowly it comes to life. It would move much faster if I was doing my usual technique of straight-ahead, but I am trying a different method - which so far I don't like doing, however it should look....nice. I've decided to include a chap in the ad. He's June's dad. He was there all along in the background...mentally that is. Though now he is actually in the ad.

I watched Look Both Ways last night. It is a fantastic film. I've just found this little excerpt from a Sarah Watt animation.
The Way of the Birds
This excites me imensely, as my work seems to be embarking on a birdish theme of late. I think it was animated in 1997 (or 96?).

I watched Travelling Birds over Chrismas. It was quite lovely.

Link to info on The Way of the Birds, Sarah Watt.
Link to Travelling Birds trailer

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Clickity Clix

Go away, you should be on holiday.