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Susan’s “Entlebucher Bounding”

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A Hundred Dollar Flipbook for Susan, except I didn’t do it as a flipbook, I did it all on one sheet:

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And then I took out frame #6 because it didn’t look right. Here’s the same cycle larger:

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Tiny Cat Run

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This is mostly copied from the sample running cat in Richard William’s Animator’s Survival Kit book, minus frame 6 (below), which looked weird in the cycle.

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More Tinymation: Stomping Grapes

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I said I was gonna draw tinier, and I did:

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Yeah these are tiny little guys all right. Or gals, who can tell at that size?

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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:

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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.

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Next I plan to draw even tinier!

Hundred Dollar Flipbooks?!

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New experiment!

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:

  1. No caricatures

  2. Requests must be 2 words (or fewer)

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.

Horse on a Recumbent

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More Moho 12.

Mesh warped Jesus

Jesus04_3Made with Moho 12, GIMP, and Juan de Juanes’ La Santa Cena.

 

Bike and Car

car and bike4_5More odds and ends in Moho 12.

 

Messing around in Moho 12

Some little tests and experiments using the new animation software I’m studying (formerly Anime Studio Pro; actually was called Moho before that.)

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Hor to Draw a Bicycle

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How to Draw a Minotaur

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Quick sketch with bone rig and “action” I exported and imported into the Minotaur file above

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Mesh Warping (selfie from the last time I was in a doctor’s office)

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Pin Bones and background masking

A Pony for Vermin Supreme

A Pony for Vermin Supreme

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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:

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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:

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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.

New York City! Seder-Masochism Work-In-Progress Benefit April 21 at IFC

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Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 7:30 PM EDT
IFC Center, New York, NY

You must purchase advance tickets for this event.

All singing! All dancing! All 40+ minutes of my feature-film-in-progress, Seder-Masochism! This is not the finished movie, but the core musical scenes animated in Flash. While I take a production break to learn new software to make the rest of the film, let’s watch all these crazy scenes together in a theater. Featuring:
Goats!
Egypt!
Plagues!
Death!
Idols!
Commandments!
Unsubtle phallic imagery!
…and MORE!

FREE MATZOH!

Big thanks to my friends at GKIDS for making this happen.

Seder-Masochism is Nina Paley’s second feature film, currently in production. Like its predecessor  Sita Sings the Blues, it’s an animated musical – but this time it’s based on the Passover story, the Book of Exodus. In spite of being an irreverent atheist, Nina is also a card-carrying Jew, entitling her to make scenes such as the now-famous This Land Is Mine:

Here are a few stills and animated gifs from the project:

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Thirsty Hebrews charged on by increasingly frustrated Moses

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Exodus 19-40: Tabernaculous!

Music: The Things We Do For Love by 10cc (1976)

The Tabernacle is built, Aharon ordained, Joshua and Eleazar introduced, and an enduring religious hierarchy established.

This concludes the songs I’m animating in Flash for Seder-Masochism. The rest of the movie will be in different styles, possibly using different software. Experimentation awaits!

Tax-deductible donations can be made here.

Killer of Sheep redux

A few years ago I posted this cycle of Aharon ritually slaughtering sheep. I recently re-did it so he’s slaughtering Kosher-style, from below the neck:

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More about bloody ritual slaughter here.

Now with more violence

Some people – even my own Momz! – requested more violence in Exodus 32: The Law, to better match the text. So I have obliged. You can see the carnage in the video starting around 3:20.

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Exodus 32: 27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.

28 And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.