August 2009

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Cool colors, exciting explanations

For anyone that has ever marveled at how squid can change colors so rapidly, here is a fantastic video. I am particularly delighted in the old school approach to animation. They have taken complex ideas and distilled them down into a well-thought out and compelling explanation. I will have to visit their website to see more, but I think it is very exciting that this was funded in part by the National Science Foundation. Definitely a good use of funds.

CreatureCast Episode 1 from Casey Dunn on Vimeo.

Moose Migration

While on sabbatical for the 2007-2008 school year, I posted updates from Indiana to our blog called “Moose One Is Not Happy.” I have just migrated all of our posts from that site to this one. I write this with full knowledge that no one is reading, but I’m really proud of myself for figuring out how to do it.

Grey Marker Frenzy

Here is the one page story I did during my week teaching at the McCann school of Art. By the time we had gotten to this point, the students were pretty sick of seeing Wilbur the fly, but I was having fun playing with him.

I also tried using some grey Prismacolor markers in the art. I think I prefer the solid weight of straight black and white illustration, but they were interesting to experiment with.
Small_Struggle

More Wilbur

A few weeks ago I taught a class in cartooning at the McCann School for Art. McCann is an amazing art museum/school in the woods and central PA is lucky to have it. They offer several art courses. Check out their website here.

During the class I had students draw a caricature of themselves, a single panel cartoon, a comic strip, a one page comic and a 2 sec animation. It was a lot of fun.

The animation in the previous post was my first attempt at hand-drawn animation. In this post I present the single panel cartoon I did.

OpenFly