Werewolf animation!

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Brrr, chills. This time H.o.p. does a werewolf animation. With captions. He had to do two separate files as the rudimentary program only handles 18 frames. Why would a caption require its own file? Because the W grows werewolf ears, that’s why! Anyway, a werewolf and neopet go up onto a cliff to howl in the moonlight. Notice also how, …

Link to H.o.p.'s latest animation

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It’s of Tim and Moby cutting off a lightswitch. Keep in mind that he’s working under the constraint of a primitive program in which he can only use 18 frames. He’s really getting the idea of slowing down the action. (And yes he spelled “off” incorrectly.) The blue dots at the end of the short are Moby’s lights coming on, …

Fury of the artist

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H.o.p. is furious at me. He believes I lost a drawing of his. I probably did. I probably threw it away. He draws ten thousand pictures a day and it’s impossible to keep them all, which he would do if he could. We haven’t the room so I sort them out occasionally and throw away the obvious prep drawings and …

New gallery for H.o.p.

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He’s been practicing drawing dinosaurs. It’s the main interest right now, dinosaurs and dragons and robots. I thought he did a great job with the below airplane. Love how it’s scowling. Slowly, I’m putting together galleries for 2005 on back. It’s interesting to look at them and watch his skills evolve. I have also now a number of animations from …

H.o.p. instructs me on art and I give just a tad return instruction

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Every little budding artist is eventually struck by realism, at least for a period of time. H.o.p. tonight was looking at a drawing of two Egyptian women embracing, an older and a younger woman, in a story of his, and he was struck by the realism of the illustration. He decided to tell me about how you draw something so …

A plasticene post

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Now, after that depressing last post, on a brighter note, we have loads of plasticene (for claymation), not all the colors H.o.p. would like, but we’ve got gobs and he’s now finding it difficult to think of what to do for his fledgling attempt at a movie. I quickly realized, as he went through ideas, one after another, that though …

Reading up on Stop Animation for H.o.p.

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Some time Monday the landlord is dropping by to look at the radiators. We’ve had glorious heat all weekend. Turns out that the heat was supposed to be on all last week but the person sent to check out the boiler’s health and turn it all on didn’t cut it on, they just checked its health and cut it back …

Stop animation character study

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When we got back from vacation we kicked straight back in to relentless rut. I’m going to meditate on that some today. While working.I am constantly amazed by this child. Hates anything that isn’t to do with drawing or (now) animation possibilities. Math? Numbers? He’s got a bit of that dyslexia thing going and also out of pure disinterest couldn’t …

Two more movies from H.o.p.

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H.o.p. likes the idea I’m posting his movies for friends and relatives to see, and this afternoon he did two for the blog. The little program he works in employs a fundamental form of flippad onionskinning. What you draw is what you get. No panning and zooming. No copying of images you’ve already drawn and pasting in. In which a …

A couple of ghost animations by H.o.p.

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All right, so family and friends are primed and expecting to see fabulous little animations (linked below) by H.o.p. Well, come on, what you’re going to be seeing are animations by a seven-year-old done on his rudimentary but pretty ingenious little Reader Rabbit program where you draw and overlay little sketches and can turn them into a movie, and I …

Hope

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H.o.p. thrusts a paper in front of my face and in his nasal cold sneezy voice says, “Guess what that is?” Blobs with faces. “That’s smoke and that’s pollution. They were the bad things let out of Pandora’s Box.” Yes, indeed the ills of the world released from Pandora’s Box. “Except for hope,” H.o.p. says. “Hope was left.” I think …