Material for Group Crit

I can’t believe it has been a year since I started working on this project. Many ups and downs, many questions arisen, doubts and worries, and many steps back.

When I look back at what I have done, it seems that I had to go back and pick from where I started…

I was aiming to create a game, a very simple one – click and point adventure game or at least aim for interactive animation. Within process I started worrying about my stories, game options; I was fearing that nothing makes sense and I wasn’t sure what I am making. Then, I decided go for making simple animations and see what happens.

If some of you remember I had few different stories of questionable behaviour; the streetwalker, public urination and love making (technically making out).

 

The Streetwalker

Mostly I was working on ‘The Streetwalker’, as it was the main subject, the most questionable character and most researched. I started making simple pencil drawn animations, but when I was very unhappy about not being able to use backgrounds. I wanted more detail, colours, but at the same time keep simplicity.

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Later I decided animate using pastel pencils and to me it was such a discovery, because I believed that I have this sketchiness and rawness, which worked so well in animation.

 

Again, it felt it wasn’t enough and I had to do something with a background.

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Later, I was working on side project where I just had an idea and decided to go for it. I was painting and I felt that would like to animate some abstract figures on a top.

 

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I thought that it was quite interesting and after one tutorial with Jonathan I decided to go for more surreal scenery or create my own theatre.

This is when I started drawing various objects. More or less it was ‘random’ objects, but that was a point – create a dream-like place, that nobody would know whether it exists or not.

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To create a surreal world wasn’t that easy, but I spent my time painting, drawing and animating. One of other experiments was to animate watercolour drawings and to my surprise (despite being clumsy animation) – it turned out well and I am still happy about this. Really intend using the same technique later in the future.

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After many sketches, drawings, paintings I came up something for interim show:

I changed it later and adapted for the small projection installation, created by London based students (many thanks to them!)

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This animation was quite different from what I have done in the past. At that moment, I wanted to create a ‘visual poetry’, but I am very happy that this is not my final degree show piece 😀

A lot needs to be edited or changed, or taken out.

 

Thoughts

 

I am still thinking about the drawing and how to create a surreal place, but I after I tried all those things, I want to go back to ‘the simplicity’ and work on simplified animations.

I have hopes to make a game. For the last few weeks I’ve been trying to figure it out and find my way to make a game. Since I don’t make digital animations and everything is hand-drawn and scanned, I have to find my way how to use the material I have (and how to use tools).

After doing research I understood that the story does not have to make sense, it can have flaws and the more questions it raises  – the better. I avoided to be personal, but I think nobody would be hurt if I will make own world/s.

 

Also, I am still exploring drawing and I might be able to use in animation?!

 

 

Hopefully, in a couple of weeks I can come to a conclusion how I should execute animations. There are few things I already decided; I would like to carry on making animated drawings or simplified animations, using no background –  just plain white background.

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Funny, when I made this girl urinating, I thought something was odd and it was too messy and I needed more detailed and fluid animation. Now, I enjoy this little test.

Of course, animating takes so much time and it can be very tough, and I might be too lazy making ‘real’ animation 😀

 

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