Archive for November, 2009
I really didn’t feel like going to drawing class last night, but I’m glad I did. Here are the results. I kept wanting to turn the first of these into the Channel 4 logo, but I restrained myself.
Here’s another of my recent drawings, from about a fortnight ago. I’ve been trying different techniques – continuous line and straight lines – but I’ve not been satisfied with the results, so I haven’t posted any of these.
I’ve just returned from the Bradford Animation Festival, where I saw some excellent films, some good films, some not so good films, some interesting films, some strange films and, as you’d expect, some downright bizarre films. Perhaps the best session, though, was the script-writing workshop led by Alan Gilbey.
Normally I hate group work, especially with strangers, because it’s usually treated as a pointless ice-breaker, but in this case the warm-up exercises really were a warm-up to idea generation and development sessions. I won’t be taking any of our proposals further, but I was impressed with how easily a group of strangers could encourage each other to develop some interesting ideas.