Rejoice, world! My fitty dollar drawing pad is working! And it’s so much fun!
Naturally, I played around for a little while with it before starting the yellow wallpaper bidness. So I drew my sister as a penguin and then tried to make an ocean and finally realized I probably should work on this.
I was just kind of messing around with the style I want to go for for the animation. I know I said before that I wanted to have multiple styles in the movie, but I realized I was getting unrealistically ambitious abotu this project. One thing I am thinking of doing is referencing artworks or even pop culture throughout the piece. In this maybe-future credit slide I have Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World as the woman. The original painting (shown below) is a painting of a woman who had a degenerative muscular disorder and lost her ability to walk.
Instead of using a wheelchair, she crawled around her house. I used this painting as a reference for Jane since not only it was an image of a crawling woman, but because both of these woman lack mobility in different ways. One is physically ill while the other is mentally ill, but these illnesses (as well as societal factors for Jane) prevent them from being fully free. I like the idea of incorporating even a lot of external references (which I’d probably have to do research on) because it could add an interesting meaning to the original text and it would make depression less depressing for me to work on all summer..
Zat is all. I am going to storyboard all night tonight probably.
Lastly, I am getting so sick of yellow. And I haven’t even started on the actual project yet.