Definitely a W.I.P… I am considering doing a sketchbook series of flip books to sell at some time. I want to animate whatever and however I draw in my sketchbooks. Just testing the waters right now to see if anyone would be interested in purchasing them.
(Please, no republishing, reposting, or reproduction of the above artwork without permission of the artist, thank you!)
Had a chance to do some quick sketching of ballet recently. Man do I love to study ballet, it is as if it was made to be studied by animators. Or, perhaps animators were made to study ballet. Who knows?
I can remember being home sick as a kid and watching/studying ballet on video tape with our jog huttle VCR. I would obviously have a sketchbook in hand but I would also sit there with a china marker marking the screen up. I would either trace a pose and then the next major pose to see how they related or I would frame by frame say the hips to discover the spacing of the ups and downs. Drawing ballet has always been akin to figure drawing for me. I am never satisfied with what I have drawn while in the moment. It takes me being seperarted by a day or two too appreciate any success I may have had. God has truly created a marvel in the human body... it is sublime beauty and unattainable. I look forward to animating ballet some day!
We just did our first public screening of Adam and Dog and it was such a wonderful experience to be able to share this labor of love with a little broader audience. I am adding this little post because I am well aware ther has been a lack of information on the film after the trailer debuted and it won the Annie. The film is still running the festival circuit and cannot be posted online until it has completed its festival run. At that time I am will have more to share about it. I may be able to post some pencil tests and other things before that time but for now I have this cool poster above. And below I have a picture of the happiest crew in the world!
(left to right: Mario Furmanczyk, Jennifer Hager, Minkyu Lee, Myself, Glen Keane, and Ethan Metzger)