No, it’s not. It’s a sewing machine. A thing that I’ not normally acquainted with but have become not too bad at due to the long hours I spent on it. What was I, a trainee animator, doing you may wonder? Well my friend is part of a local Church that wanted to commission an artist to make these fabric falls for their Church and me being the “arty friend”, they came to me. And so that is what I have been doing a lot of this summer.
Some of the finished designs (mixed media including dye sticks, fabric paint and felt):
Not just that though! I did have 2 weeks down in England visiting family, camping out in the middle of Trafalgar Square, going to York... wait wait wait – camping in Trafalgar Square!?! Yes – it was the craziest thing I have ever done! But it was for the World Premiere of the last ever Harry Potter film ever, so I figured it was worth it!
I've also been working on my idea for the 3rd year animation film, which I'll be pitching to the rest of my year when uni starts back again. I'm looking forward to going back even though I know it's going to be busy and stressful this year! I'll be uploading all the concept artwork, designs and idea for the 3rd year project after the pitch in September so stay tuned...
For now, here is some of my observational drawing: