Day 2 of our Life drawing and animation course saw Viyki Turnbull working further with the children on how to capture movement in drawing and sculpture. Today we concentrated on skills for animation
To view Day 1 click here.
We began the morning by looking at some flick book animations created by children – sourced from the internet.
If you or your children want to see them again click the links below – they really made us laugh.
James Francis Bell
Sam Faber Manning
Flip-Mania Part 1: Sports
We learnt that to make 1 second of animation we would need to make approximately 26 drawings! Thats a lot of drawing….we needed to get moving!
We had explored moving figures
Created some settings
Children made a scribble, passed it round the circle and then turned it into a figure.
Children then began developing their story into a flick book animation. This was quite a hard concept and took some refining and concentration.
The flick books slowly took shape. Some of us worked for extended periods on this, others opted to finish at home and tried out other experimental drawing activities.
Click the links below to see short movies of some of the books.
We tried some fun activities exploring the human figure.
A game of consequences.
Drawing round hands, feet and heads to create an abstract tangle of limbs. These looked particularly striking when displayed on the railings.
For our final activity we worked on a team challenge! Viyki had enjoyed watching us play on the climbing equipment and thought it would be fun to recreate these movements in giant paper sculptures.
We worked in teams to create figures in movement using only paper and tape. It really was a challenge but looked amazing when we finished!
All our work was presented for our parents to see – we curated our exhibition in the last 20 minutes!