While hiking this weekend, Lily proposed some interesting questions, which lead to this particular inquiry.
This one features the character Red Ibis Cowboy that I created a few months back…
This is the opening scene of a short called the Benefits of Radiation. I’ve already prepped most of the sounds/foley. I wanted to share this today.
I’m enjoying this so very much.
This animation is on a scroll of paper that I purchased from IKEA. I’ve been making scrolls on this stuff since 2008. I really love working this way – on scrolls, I mean. I’ve always thought animation and scrolls are intertwined.
This was my first attempt, but I chanced my mind and decided to work in the opposite direction (to go down instead of up, from this point of view). I got to seven seconds of footage, which is 168 frames, before I abandoned this one.
The above photo shows me wrapping up this scene. It was about 8 hours of work, with a lunch break and dog walks.
Below, the final scroll.
It’s worth mentioning – and, really essential that I explain – that the music in this was the starting point of this animation. In fact, every animation that I’ve produced this year (12? 14?) began with some audio that I authored. This was recorded with a Moog, and I love it. I hope you do, too!
Here’s another quick 15 minute animation (as in, I made it in 15 minutes).
I’m having the hardest time getting it to save on my dumb iPhone so I can post to Instagram, so I’ll just leave it here.