Boiled Rabbit

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How you getting on with that rabbit cartoon? And that boiling line business?

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“I think I overcooked it. You can definitely over-boil your line. That must be the art. How much to boil. But I found another video tutorial about line boil by an animator called Micah Buzan. It’s very useful. Only now I think I overcoloured the cartoon. Making cartoons is definitely complicated.”

It does sound like cooking, dear. Seems your rabbit stew is tough and over-seasoned. Whoops!

 

Back to the Animating Board

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“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!

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drawing of child holding giant rabbit

 

Limbering Up

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What are you wiggling your fingers for?

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“Exercising. Limbering up for drawing. I’m thinking of doing another challenge: Ahmed Aldoori’s – 100 Heads in 10 Days.”

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Is that why you made a Pinterest board full of photo portraits? “You’ve been spying on me.” I am your long-dead mother, part of you and therefore know everything that you do, dear.

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“Wonderful. Also a little creepy and embarassing.”

For The Birds

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Look at us! We are all colourful again.

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“I grew tired of black and white. Nothing seems black and white at the moment.”

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“And I heard a rook singing. And I wanted to say so.” Rooks don’t sing. They just caw.

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“No. They sing. A bit like a monkey calling and whooping from your chimney pot. I love to hear them.”

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What Next?

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Are you making another loopy cartoon thing? 

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

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

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

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