A Hundred Dollar Flipbook for Susan, except I didn’t do it as a flipbook, I did it all on one sheet:
And then I took out frame #6 because it didn’t look right. Here’s the same cycle larger:
I said I was gonna draw tinier, and I did:
Yeah these are tiny little guys all right. Or gals, who can tell at that size?
I really like the spontaneity, freshness, and non-computery-ness of drawing tiny on paper. Lately I’ve been drawing little flipbooks, but even this “Ganesha Marimba” looks suspiciously like a conventional pencil test, in spite of being only a couple inches wide and drawn in ballpoint pen. So I upped my game and drew even smaller:
This is easier than drawing flipbooks because I can see everything at the same time, rather than only the one drawing previous. And it’s tiny! So full of lovely mistakes and life.
Next I plan to draw even tinier!
For $100 I will make a little flipbook animation inspired by your request. For another $100 I will mail you the original* flipbook.
*It’s $100 because if I let go of the originals I’ll have to scan every page at high resolution for posterity, which takes some time. Whereas it’s much faster to just shoot a little “pencil test” with my phone camera. Rules are the same as Hundred Dollar Drawings:
These suckers will be maybe 20 frames or so, shot drawn with quality ballpoint pen on thin, flimsy 6″x4″ or 5″x3″ notepads. Examples:
Ready? Use the Paypal button linky things below:
$100: Nina draws your flipbook:
+$100: Said flipbook mailed to you:
Please put your two-words-or-fewer request in Paypal’s “message to seller” box on checkout. If that doesn’t work, email me. If that doesn’t work, I will email you.
I am blessed with a terrible memory, which allows me to get fresh enjoyment from my own work after enough time passes. So it was especially fun to come across a Facebook post in an unfamiliar language with a gif of my animation from 2004:
By some miracle, the original .fla files were on one of my main disk drives, so I reformatted one for today’s preferred 16:9 aspect ratio, and voila:
Maybe I’ll find some way to use it in a new project, and render it as 4K video. It was originally part of a short I was going to do about depression, because in 2004 I was very depressed. Instead I made Sita Sings the Blues, which was probably more therapeutic. But I sure like this walk cycle.
The original 640 x 480 gif is here, uploaded by some anonymous archivist.
Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 7:30 PM EDT