Day 17

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!

Day 6

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.

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.