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Friday, October 18, 2019

New Artwork Soon - Until Then An AWESOME VERY Short Animation - EVE!


Hi!

As mentioned in my last post, I dusted off the pastel pencils and have been working with them in my sketchbook (along with a pencil or two as well of course : ).

One has expanded from a quick pencil drawing into a more involved pastel pencil image—and although it's taken a bit to do—I'm having a blast with it.

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A Screen Grab From The Video Below - EVE

Until I can finish that off and scan and post some of the new schtuff, I have another AWESOME very short animation to share with you from France's Gobelins - "School of the Image."

https://www.gobelins-school.com/

I love what Gobelins' students are doing for projects—and many of their animations include excellent and creatively designed characters, interesting lighting and color choices, and fluid, dynamic movement.

If I had the time and the bucks, it'd be awesome to go there (if my lack of speaking French wouldn't be a problem : ).

Anywho—the animation below is called Eve and is only about 45 seconds long (if you don't count the credits at then end) but has a story that I found engaging and thought provoking—and is a tribute to animator Evelyn Lambart, who collaborated with Norman McLaren on groundbreaking animations/films for the National Film Board of Canada.

Eve, a 2015 student piece, appears to be hand drawn and uses creatively simplified characters and backgrounds—so from an artist/animators standpoint it's very interesting to consider those choices.

Hope you enjoy this too!





Thanks for stopping by.

See you soon with some new artwork.......






Monday, October 14, 2019

Cool Animation: Sturgill Simpson - Sing Along


I've been using pastel pencils again and am working with them on an somewhat involved piece I hope to share here soon along with some other new artwork.

Until then.....

I ran across a cool animated music video by Sturgill Simpson — for his song called, Sing Along—and have embedded it below, along with the lyrics underneath it.

A Screen Grab From The Video Below

While I'd change some of the words to better reflect my tastes and beliefs—the anime/animation in the video is pretty engaging and the music track adds to the imagery.

I've been wanting to do some animation of my own that would have this look and style.

Anywho—have a look/listen—and as mentioned above—check back soon for some new Jephyr artwork!

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—Please note:  While not explicit—this video contains some brief scenes of cartoon/animation violence and implied sexuality/nudity .





Sing Along - Lyrics

Words can stab as deep as night
And cut like razor thorn
Bitter air and winds of spite
Like the cold of winters scorn
Leaves may fall on sleeping ground
But the wind sweeps them away
Like hurt lovers in the final round
What once was in now decay

I can't go on living alone now that you're gone

A single strand of spider's weave
Just dancing in the sun
Please don't turn around and leave
You are my only one
Compromise is made out of peace
But history is made out of violence
After the war of words has ceased
All that's left is the deafening silence

I can't go on living alone now that you're gone
You done me wrong so here's your song
Now sing along baby

Well, I know you know that you're killing me
But its worth it just to see you smile
Tell em' to carve my name in the barstool baby
You know I'm gonna be here a while

A single strand of spider's weave
Just dancing in the sun
Please don't turn around and leave
You are my only one

I can't go on living alone now that you're gone
You done me wrong so here's your song
Now sing along

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Thanks for stopping by.

See you again soon....................