Years ago, I saw a show by South African artist William Kentridge, and was transfixed by his charcoal animation technique of creating different frames by erasing and re-drawing. Over the past few months I finally got around to applying the technique to my own artistic vision. Using “Dragonframe” software, I was able to make my first animation.
An inordinate amount of the time I spent working on it went into learning the software, in addition to “Garage Band” and “iMovie”, but in the end I am pleased with the result as a first try, and look forward to starting the next one. My first attempt, “Origin,” is now on YouTube, and you can check it out here. I simply started drawing with no script or real idea where it would go, and drew and erased until I felt done. The whole animation took place on one sheet of paper.

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