Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Clear not Clean: Lovely lines/Force and bookspines

I can't stress the importance of books. Reading and research is super necessary, and I forgot that a lot throughout the year as I struggled to stay organized and scribbled away pages and pages instead of collecting some calamity and doing some problem solving. Sometimes animators are forced to draw so much our wrists stop working, our posture lags and our spirits fall.

I've felt that I've been just scribbling away my time and life, there's so much work and I'm trying to do so many things that it's easy to get overwhelmed. But then I look over and some of my friends, sometimes not even the most artistically talented are staying on top the the wave, sleeping regularly and are generally happy. Darn Christians. 
So then I went to church. And then I went to another kind of church.
Then I saw my friend get baptized.
That was a big one. It was amazing to see someone so committed to and filled with faith. After that I started reading this book blending sport psych and eastern philosophy (Mind Body Mastery by Dan Millman). Next I began reading Force by Michael Mattisse. I was astonished how many of these texts had cross-over and how much I could relate them to high school sports and acting class at J.F.Ross which shaped me as a teen.

I started early(er), breathing consciously, and I was refreshed, I was motivated for the day, in my messy, white walled basement apartment I was dancing to boogie wonderland, rocking out to the white stripes and getting ready for the day. I found a renewed excitement to get up and draw, talk, serve burritos, play basketball and study film all day. 
Around that time I made a commitment to get better at life drawing, not a goal to try but a vow to succeed in getting better.

I was filled with desire, that fleeting passion that flitters in and out of our lives was frequenting the church with me, when I played basketball with Sam, at the cat naps and meditation sessions I took throughout the day and now the newsprint pad. I wanted to capture this Flow in my mind by surrounding my body with it, living it. 

This Summer is my committed journey to improvement.

These are some exploratory gestures from the end of school around April 14th


APRIL 12th

  anatomical attempt 2mins
practise in spacing

Force style
 trying to milk the mood


I made a commitment april 12th to be a can of tuna and although I haven't been cylindrical recently I've got the ball rolling been studying and swimming along, beginning my low to high learning curve instead of the rocky ride to a frustrating plateau that I was stumbling along.

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