Folktale Week 2019 Again

closeup of 2 plasticine heads and smartphone

“So I decided to rework my drawings for this year’s Folktale Week as digital versions, thinking it makes a kind of storyboard. This is a collage of those images … or parts of them. The prompt words were: Home, Secret, Path, Smoke, Dark, Key and Crown. And I was so surprised that I seem to have told a story! I was tickled pink as you might say.”

collage of fairy tale illustrations

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.