Loosening Up, Stretching and Preparing
Inspired by the most perfect animated short that exists in my world so far*, I started to work on paper puppets and cut-out animation again.
I have several books about making things from paper (like this, for example) and a shelf full of paper toys, because I’ve always liked working with and making things from paper.
I too have a new idea for a film project, and I want to try a few things before I move on to the whole production design thing. So I made a small paper puppet and did a test shot on my animation stand to see if the style is nice, and if it may or may not work for the new project as well:
It’s a really rough set-up due to the quick experiment I did without planning. The puppet is made of thick paper and colored brads or fasteners like these you’d use for scrapbooking. The coloured paper is a former drawing that I didn’t like so much, but that I also didn’t want to waste. The background is also a recycled drawing from another experiment.
My favourite artists in whatever discipline are the people who seems to 100% trust their instincts. I want that, too, for my work, and I’m practising doing so. I now try to speed up things a bit and not to over-think concepts and the like. I think cut-out animation will serve the new project well, and I’m looking forward to some more experiments.
I hope you all are doing great?
– Jessica ♥
* Watch it. Seriously!