Archive for March, 2010

Drawn While I administered two tests.

March 19, 2010


Sketches from Hong Kong

March 17, 2010

View from apartment window.  They’re doing some laundry across the street.

Apartments typically have chairs and a counter on which to prepare food.

This is a bus station.  I wasn’t waiting for a bus.  I just got lost and was afraid to talk to people so I sat down for a while.

Tall buildings.  Banks.  Trams.  Dumplings.

Soccer on a court in Wan Chai.  Chinese dudes yelling typical English soccer commands at each other.  “Here!” “Hey!” “Ball!”  You know.

View from the Peak.  Minus the Germans who were in the way.

A park and to the right, a restaurant.  Or a hair salon.  Or a place to buy plants. I couldn’t tell.

One oh One. Good morning.

Central.  This is where the white people live.

80 Billion Frames

March 3, 2010

Click on the image above to see a wicked quick video of how I did pencil animation for three shots in “80 Billion Guys.”  Basically, after story-boarding the film, I made a pencil drawing for the start of every shot I wanted.  Then I scanned it in, pulled the drawing out, erased, redrew it slightly differently, and scanned the slightly altered version in again.  I did 10 frames a second, meaning every second is comprised of about ten drawings to create the illusion of movement.  It’s nothing terribly new (William Kentridge, a South African Artist who’s been doing it for at least 20 years has a show at MOMA now actually) but the time it took coupled with the fact that I didn’t know exactly what I was doing made it a challenge.  It’s worth a shot if you make the time.  The video is slowed down to 2 frames a second so you can see each drawing.