Moses casts down his staff, and it becomes a snake!
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For your insomniac counting pleasure:
Was Moses a shepherd or a goatherd? I now have both sheep and goats for Seder-Masochism. The sheep design I made a few years ago; the goat I made this week. I much prefer it to this goat design from 2012 (which was just rehashed from Agni’s mount in Sita Sings the Blues):
There’s also this embroidermation goat I designed for the all-embroidermated Chad Gadya section of Seder-Masochism, still to be photographed:
That’s 3 goats I’ve designed so far, for one movie. I’m only going to use the most recent 2.
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…but we probably didn’t look this hot:
Character designs for male and female Hebrew slaves for Seder-Masochism. Yes I grossly exaggerate contrasting male and female traits like shoulders, hips and waists. It’s a cartoon. These guys are on a 27-frame cycle because that’s the closest beat to the song I’m using.
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When I told a (gentile) friend I was making a movie about the Seder, she thought I said “satyr.” The idea cracked me up, but I didn’t illustrate it because who needs more associations of Jews with horns and cloven hooves? Until now. Here is the Passover Satyr.
I was worried this was in questionable taste. Too soon? But after posting this illustration on Facebook, so many people asked for a T-shirt that I set one up for pre-orders here.
You have until November 3 to order one.
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The most recently-completed scene from my feature-in-progress Seder-Masochism.
written, directed, designed, animated, produced, etc. by Nina Paley
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Based on Exodus 12:
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Single-line art is the holy grail of quilting design: the sewing machine head can stitch the entire design without starting, stopping, or breaking thread. To illustrate this for an upcoming talk I drew a holy grail as a single-line drawing. I did this by hand in Flash, and made this simulation of a simulator by deleting line segments one at a time.
I would love a program that intelligently automatically converts my line art into single-line art. Theo made something like that already, which preserves all the line segments and relies on back-tracking. But I’d also like something that replicates what I did here by hand: removing and adding small line segments so no back-tracking is needed. It
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