Thursday, December 8, 2011

2D Animation

Last month we had a husband and wife learning animation together in the front row. They gave their all and produced some stunning animation. In general the whole class was full of aspiring animators and there was friendly competition to come up with original and inspired ideas. I'm starting to get used to drawing on the tablet. I just need to put the lines down quicker letting them slide over the glass. With my water color sketches, I have a very limited palette. Suddenly on the tablet I have millions of color choices. That alone causes me to slow down.

I am now at Art Basel Miami Beach and I realize that I can't yet scan the drawings I have been doing. I just searched the hard drive to pull up this digital sketch. I'm considering bringing the tablet out to sketch today. We were walking all day yesterday from 11am to well past midnight and I know I only saw a fraction of the art. I don't like the notion of carrying it around after the battery dies however. A sketchbook that dies after several sketches is a pain. Yesterday I did four sketches. The tablet would die after two sketches.

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Steven said...

Thor, what kind of tablet you using that you can carry around? I'm enjoying the new digital stuff.

Thor said...

Tablet is made by Motion Computing and the program is Sketchbook Pro.

Monkie said...

Love your sketch!
I am also using skechtbook pro, but its not my 'thing' yet;)

Thor said...

Never quite sure if it will ever be my "thing". It is a fun tool.

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