Monday, June 25, 2007

it's time to do stuff with the ideas in my head

Doing a lot of thinking lately. That's not as good as doing, I know, but I think I've found my inspiration again. For a couple of months now, I've been really getting into the Flight books: three (soon to be four) compilations of stories by various animators/artists. Some great, some not as great, but each has its own style that I find fascinating to the point where I'm lying in bed at night trying to absorb the movement of lines and colors within certain panels for long stretches at a time. I have so much to learn. Sigh. My head is so full of projects, and I have to release them! Onward and upward, and all that.

And I just wanted to share this delightful short animation by Vera Brosgol called Snow-Bo. It's short, it's sweet, it's funny, and it's free so watch it already! I have a link to her website in, well, my links section to the right if you're interested in more.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I am afraid of E.T. It's been a long-standing fear (I first saw it on my cousin's big-screen TV when I was an impressionable and ever-imaginative child), and I'd like to share some early work from grade school depicting this sausage-fiend in a spot of trouble. It's a wonder I could even stand to draw him! Click to enlarge this notebook paper creation (makes it somewhat easier to read my atrocious handwriting):

(to be read in comic-fashion from left to right, then down)

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