This #Storystorm idea is based on memories of my father showing me how animation works. When I was around four, he made me a little flip book: it was a stick figure of a man in a bowler hat kicking a football–as he kicked, his hat fell off his head backwards, and the ball went spiraling off in the other direction. Today, I thought I would try to make a 3D character out of the little stick figure, but this little guy showed up instead!
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I’m posting this on Day 9, because there was no art activity at all on Day 8. the #Storystorm idea wasn’t sparking any response, visually–so I took the day off. This sketch does not have a story, except for getting back on track!
My notes for the sixth day of the #Storystorm challenge (which was January 6) are:
“anger/disappointment, tantrums, out of control, screaming, yelling, breaking things, mobs, going along with something against your better judgment . . .”
You get the picture. But I couldn’t come up with a convincingly angry toddler–so I settled for sad. And I think I’m done with this idea.
This #Storystorm idea sounded good on paper, but I had a hard time coming up with an image. All that’s left of the original concept is the number on his inner tube, which has absolutely no significance! That’s the point of this challenge, though, and if an image veers off into new territory, that’s fine. 🙂
I was not looking forward to today’s prompt–the idea seemed too pat and a little bit of a dead end. But then this little guy showed up. The story seems to have more possibilities now.
First pass at a new (for me) species. Rockhopper penguins are just so darned adorable. Not sure what the story is . . .
Day 28: Success!
The #kidlitart28 challenge is over! It’s actually been a great help, although sometimes the “warm-up” sketches, as these were intended to be, pretty much ran away with the day.
I’ve learned that the few NF #Storystorm ideas just didn’t seem to spark any fun image ideas. And that when in doubt, I default to birds: owls, ducks, geese, chickens as well as generic birdies. Who knew?
So now the task is to go back through the #Storystorm list and see which ideas survived intact, which morphed into something worth pursuing, and which should be abandoned for now.
Day 28 is in honor of all the eccentric female relatives I grew up hearing stories about, mostly great aunts and cousins who defied convention in one way or another.