I’m still playing with animations. There are a bunch directly from London Terminus and other British Council Films including some tracings.
Then there are the things like the one above which is a single image repeated several times with minor amendments and then looped. It’s called “boiling” apparently.
Iterations, circles, going round again just with a little difference. If you haven’t seen “Inside Llewyn Davis” yet, please do.
I showed today’s batch to a friend and she said “It looks like something’s going to happen”. And yes it does, there’s a kind of constant winding up of potential. But nothing ever does. It just keeps going round in circles. Or something.
I sat down to do some more tracing tonight and thought I’d talk to the voice recorder while I did it. Just a few reflections on what’s going on and how it all works for me. Beware of the false ending just before 33 minutes.
Download: Tracing (36MB)
Here’s the first frame that I refer to, I’ll post the animation when it’s finished.
If you’ve been into the Centre recently, you’ll have seen some of my drawings that I’ve been putting up on the walls. This has turned out to be an extremely effective marketing strategy (people see them, say “oh those are lovely” we get into conversation and then they say “can I buy one” – funny, it’s almost as if markets were conversations…) and so I’ve been working today and yesterday on my first commissioned pieces.
It strikes me there are two bits of progress here: 1. I’ve been willing to put my work up on the wall; and 2. I’ve been willing to talk to people about them and own up to them being mine.
Actually there’s also a 3. which I’m not so inclined to admit, which is that when they ask if they can buy one, I’ve said “yes” rather than flannel and bluster and look at my shoes.
So if you like them too, let me know if you’d like to commission one. They start at postcard size, but the largest one I’ve done is about 2′ x 4′
You can see some earlier studies for these on my flickr