rather neat little animation thingie
January 12, 2005 8:03 PM   Subscribe

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posted by madamjujujive (19 comments total)
Good find. That's actually really cool. Reminds me of how they did the "climax" of The Mystery of Picasso.
posted by Hildago at 8:12 PM on January 12, 2005

As a person who can't draw, not even a little, I really enjoyed that.
posted by scarabic at 9:00 PM on January 12, 2005

Awesomeness. You gotta wonder how much was planned, how much was just random, "enh, let's change that one now".
posted by Fontbone at 9:24 PM on January 12, 2005

great find madam.
posted by three blind mice at 9:44 PM on January 12, 2005

Okay, that was cool.
posted by SAC at 10:20 PM on January 12, 2005

Hidalgo, I thought the exact same thing. It's cool to have an opportunity to observe the process.
posted by kamikazegopher at 10:48 PM on January 12, 2005

This is just like my friend in college who would try to get me watch her transform drawings while we were tripping on acid.

She was all, "Watch me draw." And i was all, "Big deal." Then she was trying to get me to keep watching while she changed arms into orange tree branches into icicles into a comb.

She always wanted me to recognize her cleverness. Then i realized she was just on my jock.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 11:33 PM on January 12, 2005

This reminds me of a show I used to watch when I was a kid. I don't remember the name, but I think it was on PBS. The narrator would read a story, and the camera would show an ever-changing illustration that a guy was working on in real time along with the story. Anyone remember this?
posted by recursive at 1:26 AM on January 13, 2005

I really liked this one. It reminds me of a performance I saw on the net of a guy "drawing" on an overhead projector using SAND for paint. He went through the exact same "changing" process.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 3:08 AM on January 13, 2005

I love this sort of thing. I use Open Canvas to churn out truly awful doodles and such. The neat thing about the program is that you can download event files (google 'open canvas .wpe') from other artists and watch the entire drawing process from start to finish. This reminded me very much of watching those event files.
posted by LeeJay at 4:07 AM on January 13, 2005

Well, that was fun!

Here's another cool "transformer", narrative-style one from the same site (different artist), and I think this one is really quite wonderful (be patient, it takes a while...).
posted by taz at 5:06 AM on January 13, 2005

Very cool.
posted by widdershins at 8:30 AM on January 13, 2005

The wine bottle followed by pregnancy was pretty funny. As for the drawing, it's really neat to see how the artist's brain works/sees things/etc. I don't think my brain works that way.
posted by lobakgo at 8:50 AM on January 13, 2005

Wow. Just wow. Thanks, mjjj!
posted by Lynsey at 10:41 AM on January 13, 2005

recursive, I think it was Reading Rainbow.
posted by SAC at 11:42 AM on January 13, 2005

Reading Rainbow? I thought it was Simon.
posted by debralee at 12:48 PM on January 13, 2005

Great post! I remember a program from Hallmark that came with my Compaq 133mhz that drew pictures the same way. I would watch it forever.
posted by daHIFI at 2:36 PM on January 13, 2005

There's just something about watching someone draw that's fascinating. It's almost primal.

And I say that not only as a cartoonist, but one who does live improvisational cartooning and who has made videotapes of a few performances. When I look back at the tapes, even though I "know" how the drawing wound up turning out, I find myself mesmerized by watching a little black line go around the white space and become something recognizable. This doesn't happen when I'm there drawing it, of course, only when I'm looking on as a third-party observer of the process.

Thanks as always, mjjj.
posted by soyjoy at 6:13 PM on January 16, 2005

Very, very cool.
posted by sellout at 8:50 PM on January 16, 2005

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