For our final assignment in drawing II we were exploring movement. We looked at artists such as William Kentridge and Michel Ocelot, among others. I decided to try my hand at the charcoal method. It was something I was sort of familiar with, having used it exclusively in figure drawing.
This project presented numerous challenges. I hadn't done an animation before, so I didn't really know how many drawings you had to do to make a smooth transition. My life drawing class helped considerably, but I am obviously far from a comfortable working knowledge. i have 176 individual drawings in the movie. I thought it was closer to 200. I think I cut some out. I looped some of the drawings (in iMovie) so it ended up being about 250 frames.
I didn't get much feedback for it. I don't think many found it that interesting. I guess that is ok. It really does lack content and meaning. It's pretty short as well.
Overall I'm ok with it. I learned a lot about what works and what doesn't.