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Back in the Barn

Working on some pieces while Bridge Wish Love sound-design is underway. These things look fairly grotesque until about three-quarters through... Allllso, glad that these next few pieces are all sold.

Progress of "Captain John Hance 2"



Just Drew the Last Few Hundred Frames

Last Saturday I finished drawing "Bridge Wish Love."

Next, Sound Designer, Nathanael Harrison, works his magic.

Drawing closing credits. 



Eraser bits on the floor. Likely some skin cells in there, too.

Inspired by Wolfgang Laib's exhibition at MoMA, I opt to save the eraser bits.


Halfway Across the Bridge

Hit the halfway mark on "Bridge Wish Love" animation this week. Frames drawn crossed into the thousands.

Photo by Mark Luebbers


330 frames drawn, 1530 to go

I have finished drawing three hundred thirty frames for Bridge Wish Love. One thousand five hundred thirty frames remaining.



Animation Backstory: A Bizarre Thing Happened My First Day of Animating

So I catch the animation bug shortly after moving to New York. I start following animation blogs, read up on old Disney guys. I think, "I have a film background, I can draw - I should give this a go." I plan an animation test.

On day one of drawing, in the afternoon, a butterfly flutters in through an open window. I pause and admire. Back to drawing.

A bit later I notice it has landed on the bottom-side of my camera lens. It stays, though I'm using the camera. 

The next day the butterfly is still there. I use the camera all day, working on the test. The butterfly budges not.

To place this all on the calendar, the day is the first day of the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, 2012.

The next morning the butterfly remains. Day three of butterfly-in-studio. I think, "Golly Beave, Mr. Butterfly has not had anything to eat or drink in days." I plan to catch him and release him out the window. If he wants to fly back in, well he's more than welcome.

A friend thinks the butterfly has died.

I walk over. Clasp my hands about him. Stillness.

Then he bursts into a flutter. I release him and watch him fly away into the big blue sky.

Animation Test: