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!
This is a “new member of the family” story, based on my sweet grand-dog Mabel and her relationship with three cat siblings. Mabel wants to play, and the cats aren’t having it.
Sometimes they start very small. This sketch is actually something I’m looking forward to developing. 🙂
The prompts for this #sketchsquall challenge are the ideas gathered during January’s #Storystorm–so Day 14 reflects whatever i was thing on January 14. It just happened that my idea on that day was about holding on. This is an important concept for me–the necessity of finding a way to hold on in tough times. Finding someone to hug seemed to work happily with Valentine’s Day.
So this is pretty much the entire #Storystorm idea for day 13. I think it might be fun to develop–maybe as a board book?
Another dead end for today’s #Storystorm idea. So I have defaulted to a sketch of a sea creature.
This idea started out as “falling behind.” Many of my #Storystorm ideas tended to be negative this year. So this is my attempt to turn it around: if you’re falling behind, I wish you someone who will wait and offer a helping hand.
This was going to be about Distraction–as a bad thing. How you’re trying to do your best, but keep getting distracted. But as I was sketching, I was keeping an eye on the impeachment trial, with the new, horrific, video evidence. So then it was going to be a child watching tv, and this spirit of distraction trying to protect him. But that was too dark for me. So now there’s a child reading, and the Distraction Monster is more of a happy Imagination figure. Better? I don’t know.
Sometimes the best ideas are the quickest. January 9 was my husband’s birthday, so gifts were on my mind. I always get very anxious over gift-giving–I second-guess my choices and whatever I choose, I’m sure it’s the wrong thing. And then I thought about a child being unsure of a gift, and what I hope I would say: “YOU are the best gift.”
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!