Animation: Rabbit Stew

2 plasticine heads in conversation

I hear you’ve been boiling your dream rabbit.

“What? No Mum, I’ve been practising BOILING me line … in my animating. I’m following a young animator kdsketch on YouTube. Her tutorials are really helpful and she uses the same software as me. One of her videos demonstrates creating “a boiling line effect” … a kind of jitter in the animated image. So I’m going to try using it.”

“It’s only just coming up to the simmer so I can’t show you the end result. But I’m going to try boiling these images soon.”

You’re not making any sense you know. “Yup. I do know”

rear head and shoulders drawing of child

She sees the rabbit for the first time.

head and shoulders drawing of rabbit and woman couple

The Rabbit Couple.

Back to the Animating Board

two plasticine heads in conversation

“That’s it. No more drawings of heads. Time for me to animate something.”

Jolly good, dear. What’s your cartoon going to be about?

“Well I dreamed of a rabbit the other night. It wasn’t in good shape and I picked it up to take it home and look after it. But it grew and grew in my arms, getting heavier and heavier until I could hardly walk…”

A proper nightmare if you ask me.

“Best thing to do with nightmares is to rewrite them.”

Blimey!

drawing of child holding a rabbit

drawing of child holding giant rabbit

 

What Next?

two plasticine heads in conversation

Are you making another loopy cartoon thing? 

two plasticine heads in conversation

“The current LoopdeLoop challenge is “Window”. I’ve made a loop but I haven’t submitted it yet.”

two plasticine heads in conversation

Is that because it’s too angry? You said you had to do something with your anger.

2 plasticine heads in conversation

“It’s a child doing a handstand near a window that opens and closes.”

2 plasticine heads

Please tell me you slammed the window.  “Not really”.