I have found the general visual content that I’m going for and I’m happy with the designs I have so far, but I need to visualise the remainder of the audio, and create some appropriate imagery. From my previous drawing experiments I’m sure I want to work with ink and markmaking. However even though I’m making reference to the shapes of Len Lye and Fishengar and the imagery is influenced by the Eames, aside from the markmaking I’m considering if I should be using colour palettes, or whether its nessesary to be included with my animation.
When I was browsing YouTube for music, outside of uni work, I cam across the a music video made for Darwin Deez’s song ‘Bad day’, I really like the simple black and white lines and the lack of needing to fill every second with huge amounts of animation. After some brief research I found it was made by an Illustrator called Anika London. What I really liked about this animation is the basic imagery, just black and white line work which was clear, and wasn’t actually animated but flicks from image to image but still works really well, this is already quite similar to my work, and this aesthetic works really well as an animation, as I haven’t actually seen mine moving yet.
Finalising a visual style to give my own spin on work inspired by Charles and ray Eames. avoid obvious imagery. but visual style incorporating ideas. found bad day by accident, liked it. reminded me of dead dog, also liked visual style and its use of ‘boil’
IN conclusion I want my work to encorporate these simple black and white visual style, simple, involve boil, as i lack essential animating knowledge to animate very scene.
Anika London – http://anikainlondon.com/
What I really liked about this animation is the basic imagery, just black and white line work which was clear, and wasn’t actually animated but flicks from image to image but still works really well, this is already quite similar rot my work, and this aesthetic works really well as an animation, as I haven’t actually seen mine moving yet.
Another animation, which we saw in the first week, I can see my own drawing making reference too. Hannah Jacobs has also used simple line work, but in a very beautiful and eloquent way. Unlike Anika’s however it doesn’t use static images but instead uses a ‘boil’. I really like the handmade, endearing aesthetic this brings to her animation, and although I like the Anika’s I would want to bring a boil to my own work, as it seems far more animated and interests me more visually. I also like the addition of watercolour to Hannah Jacob’s work which gives something more to the animation, but in a subtle way.
Hannah jacobs – http://www.hellohannahjacobs.com/
Looking back to aniamtions from the beginnning of the year velocity is another one which works wiith black and white line work, whereas as Jacob’s focuses more on boil and neat lines and watercolour texture, velocity uses has a much higher focus on textures and markmaking by using what I presume is graphite and charcoal. The rougher textures of this work is really nice and markmaking is omething I really eant to explore in this animation.
In conclusion I can feel my visual drawing style from quite a few different animators style, with a clear focus on marmaking, and when I got to animating my drawings I think they would benefit most from using a boil, rather than static images, also where my animating skills may not be completely up to scratch it will help me save time on drawings lots of un-nessesary frames that may not be executed to a high quality, as I’m still learning.