Above is an enlargement of a small section from my current color digital decalcomania project: “Totem Repair Shop.” It just keeps on growing: more details arise that need finishing, new possibilities reveal themselves, and I find myself with plenty to do every day.
Animation Lust Complicates Things
After a year of daily digital drawing, I feel confident enough now to consider exploring animation again. I am still working on the Totem Repair Shop project about 3-4 hours a day and have promised myself not to actually start any animation projects while this digital painting is still in progress.
Meanwhile, in addition to drawing, I spend several hours each day researching animation software and techniques as well as looking at every possible type of animation (and the stories they tell) from all over the world, including examples from early animation to the amazing range of works being done today.
The magic of creating images that change over time and then when combined with sound seem to come alive, is just too tempting to resist! I hope at some time within the next few months to begin posting about the development and evolution of one or more animation projects.