This one features the character Red Ibis Cowboy that I created a few months back…

WIP: Opening scene, Roshambos

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.

Working Title? Oil

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!

Mouth Music

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.

About Face

Following up on the last post, I finished the Face scroll over the weekend.

This was a lot of fun to work on, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.