While animating, I dried my hand on some paper.
Then I stumbled upon this... made by inadvertence.
What does it make you think of? I'm very curious to know!

(It reminds me of the poem, l'Ecole des Beaux-arts, by Jacques Prévert (rough translation here) :)

"In a plaited straw box,
The father chooses a small, paper ball
And he throws it
In a bowl cup
In front of his intrigued children
Suddenly comes out
The huge japanese flower
The instanteous water lily
And the children now are quiet
Never after in their memory
This flower will wither away
This sudden flower
Made for them
In the minute
In front of them."


Pendant que j'animais, j'ai séché ma main sur une feuille de papier ; puis en regardant plus attentivement, j'y ai découvert cette forme, faite par inadvertance.
A quoi cela vous fait-il penser ? Je suis très curieuse de le découvrir !

(Cela me rappelle un morceau du poème, l'Ecole des Beaux-arts, de Jacques Prévert :)

"Dans une boîte en paille tressée,
Le père choisit une boule de papier.
Et il la jette
Dans la cuvette
Surgit alors
La grande fleur japonaise
Le nénuphare instantané
Et les enfants se taisent
Jamais plus tard dans leur souvenir
Cette fleur ne pourra se faner



("Sforzando" means to go from piano to forte, in music notation. Here's an old picture from Inktober, made a while ago, to illustrate a few thoughts of late.)

I keep on thinking that drawing, and animating, is much like playing the piano ; especially in the case of direct animation, each note, each colour happens in time - we must keep in mind the development and follow the flow, using each "accident" as it comes as raw material, whilst being present to the whole intention ; there's no going back in music ; you just go forward.

Following the leading voice in my head, writing each sound in harmony as it comes up under your fingers, while keeping in mind a solid whole. Each drawing is the expression of all the repetitions (which make up our experience) , each motion a melody ; each scene, each panel, a "movement" in the music piece ; the whole forms the dynamic tapestry of the work. 

Animating on wax has this incredible feeling of sculpting, painting, and playing the piano, all together! The touch of the texture is like the touch on the instrument: organic, vibrant, sensitive... and lively.


Mon papi s'est caché


Currently working on my short movie "Mon papi s'est caché" / "My Grandpa is hiding" (8 min), using wax pastels on wax.
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