Monday, April 23, 2012

Drawing 195 Shots

“Do everything by hand, even when using the computer.”
Hayao Miyazaki

Whew – well I think I can say that I am half way through. And I can definitely say its been a drawing marathon.  I have just edited a cut of 14 and half minutes of rough animation.  For the first time in my life I am not drawing at my light table. The purchase of a 21 inch Cintiq made possible by my generous crowd source contributors meant that I could go completely and truly paper free. I ditched the beautiful 60D camera I had to capture drawings and my groovy line testing station is now gathering dust.

This meant a significant streamlining of my pipeline. Aaah streamlining...

But it doesn’t mean any less drawing, really.  I still spend hours upon hours scribbling.  But now its on a monitor and not a light table – hence the Miyazaki quote. So in the true sense of art imitating life I do look pretty much like Ester
To keep those hours moving faster, I am forever listening to chat - talk radio, plays, comedy and for the long haul stuff audio books. This last push I went through almost 80 hours of audio books. First up was Game of Thrones which meant I had to have this on my desktop to keep track of who was shagging who. 

Next up was The Stand by Stephen King for a little light entertainment chaser. Hibernating up on the rainy coast of BC with only the walking dude for company can make you little mental.  

Phase two - Clash of Kings, more drawing and maybe some filling in.