Whoa!!! Whata busy week! Im exhausted. The Projector animation festival was awesome, I got a lot out of it, saw some amazing speakers and learnt a lot:
Acting for animators - Ed Hooks was giving a class on acting... for animators! I have read his book, seeing him in person really helped clarify what he was saying.
Sharon Coleman - A Scottish lass who now works for Dreamworks in LA! It was great hearing how she got to where she is now. And her short film Badgered is great.
Bill Plympton - Need I say more?? What an awesome guy. Love his work. And he gave EVERYONE a signed postcard. Respect
There were many other great things goin on, but I wont list everything here. Some fantastic films were screened, and on Friday night, a great party where we could doodle on the walls! Every part should be like that.
Phew!! Time to relax. Here are some drawings. The one above is of a really old man I saw in Dundee. He was sitting drawing with pastels in his sketchbook. I love to see other people drawing out and about. Inspiring!
This image is from portrait class. It is only half finished and unfortunately will have to remain as such. I was all prepared to go to my weekly portrait class after the Ed Hooks talk, but it started late and overran, so I missed my class! Ah well.
I was experimenting with pastels in this one. Needless to say, I didnt enjoy the messyness and lack of control, so i resorted to using pastels AND coloured pencils in this image. Trying to improve colour etc.
And the last image! Well, Bill Plympton was selling some of his sketches for a measly 5 quid. So I bought one and had him sign it. This is it - whoa!!! How exciting. For me anyway :D