Friday, October 24, 2014

MORE ANIMATION, MORE ME

Two more animated scenes from my unfinished project, CAPRICE, dating from about 2008.

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There would be a camera shake here due to an earthquake...

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It's a thrill looking at your animation after a period of years. You can see the errors, but also thrill on where it's at its best.

Esteemed animator Mark Kausler advised me to use more held drawings because the drawings were too interesting to miss. He feels my animation drawings are more like printed comic art than an animation style, I suppose due to the joints and knuckles.

I don't believe Mark was putting the work down, just saying it was different, and I like that; after all, if I'm working on my own time, it should be something I like myself.  And I'm not working on it now; just pulled some files out. When I'm working on a film in the future, I'm not telling anyone. I'll spring it on you, and you'll have to pay to see it.

COPYRIGHT 2014 BY MILTON KNIGHT

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DANCE CYCLE BY ME

From the unfinished CAPRICE project, 2000s.

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COPYRIGHT 2014 BY MILTON KNIGHT

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BOOKSTORE

I swear. I was in the bookstore, trying to make my way through one of them, and this happy-dappy jogger dude with a paper cup of tea comes up the aisle, bumping an old man in passing. "'Scuse me!" He is obsessed with small talking to anyone around, often about his tea, which he can't live without.. He makes a couple of friendly remarks to me. I smile, say "yeah", return a remark or two, and go back to my reading. Then he actually pulls a book from the shelf and reads the texts of it out loud in a clear voice, turns to me and says something like, "Yeah, right, funny, eh, Dude?" I have to put on a more concentrated expression as I read mine so he'll take the hint.



COPYRIGHT 2014 BY MILTON KNIGHT

Monday, October 20, 2014

THOUGHT

I'm finding a lot of people don't look at the art closely anymore; it's who did it that counts. If it's not a work of "somebody", it's not worth looking at.

Society makes the assumption that if an artist is REALLY good he'll make the history books thru sheer merit. Bull. Who knows how many Van Goghs there were in his time who people STILL refuse to observe and treasure?


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Cartoon from "HOT DOG", 1930.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I HAD A DREAM...

Had a dream I was seeing a newly discovered Laurel & Hardy short from 1936. Stan tells Ollie he wants to become a songwriter. Ollie puts him down. Fade out. Fade in some time later, and Ollie is a chauffer driving the wealthy Stan, who’s lounging in the back seat. Sharing the front seat is Finlayson, Stan’s lawyer. They stop at a big department store. From then on, my dream becomes cloudy, but there’s an “I’ll hurt you, you hurt me” match being played by two good looking female customers. They are doing pleasant things such as twisting and cracking each others’ wrists. The ending had Ollie losing Stan’s fortune with a bad investment.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pages from A GUIDE TO BETTER FIGURE DRAWING by Cecile Hardy





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MORE CHARLES X. CARLSON

Drawing with blood, guts, heart and balls!