Pippi Arrives

I’ve finished animating my contribution to the recent Pippi Longstocking challenge on Instagram (Aug1-7 2022). It was organised by Australian artist/illustrator Monty Lee and cohosted by 6 other artist/illustrators.

I learned a lot: more familiarity with Dragonframe stopmotion software; playing with light; the strength of my puppets; pitfalls of balance if you don’t use a rig; that I have to tackle making detachable hands; … and I also learned that the Instagram community can provide great support.

This short is for the first prompt: “She took 2 things with her, a little monkey called Mr Nilsson and a big travel bag full of gold coins.”

Music for this piece is Rendezvous by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

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