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.
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"
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