A New Year

I wish you all the best for 2022.

I’ve been away from here for months whilst I’ve been concentrating on stop motion animating. Most recently, making and stitching together some clips by learning to use a video editor. The clips were made for an annual Instagram challenge – “Folktaleweek” – which is hosted every year by a group of illustrators who devise 7 prompts for themed illustrations, one per day. This year’s prompts were: Moon, Dream, Awakening, Feast, Bird, River and Sky.

I used them to make up a story using animation and this is the result. (No sound) It’s about a Girl who dreams that the Moon comes down from the Sky. She is told by the Forest Ancients that she must find Moon and return it. Rook helps her to search for Moon and together they return it to the Sky.

It’s been a bit of a hair-pulling learning curve. But I made it!

Folktale Week 2019

closeup of 2 plasticine heads and smartphone

“OK. You want to see some folktale week drawings?”

pen drawing of child in the dark

“This is Day 5 – DARK.  Done with a fine technical pen.”

6key

“Day 6 – KEY. Technical pen with collage and watercolour.”

technical pen and colour drawing of head wearing crown

“This is Day 7 – the final day of prompts – CROWN”. This is done with technical pen and collaged colour and watercolour.

I think this is all a bit creepy. Who on earth is that little man inside the crown?

 

Insta-Distraction II

closeup of 2 plasticine heads and smartphone

So why don’t you show me what you drew for that “Folktale Week” thingummybob on Instagram?

closeup of 2 plasticine heads and smartphone

“Huh?”

closeup of 2 plasticine heads and smartphone

I know I’m long dead, dears. But I might as well talk to you direct because my daughter has become some kind of zombie.  I certainly never spent this long on the phone.