- Abstract Plane
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- Joined: Aug 02, 2012
I went to check on my sleeping son and found him laying in almost exactly this position.
I had to giggle.
It looked like he was falling in bed. :D
My kids always provide the best inspiration.
(I went through a lot of different recs, some of them didn't fit right. I think I got all the resources but if I missed one please let me know!)
A special thanks to Soju's album "Insanely cool characters". I found most of my dream inhabitants there.
For the untitled neuroscience collab.
After much debate, I left the background blank. I thought maybe someone could remix in some fantastical images from the book she's reading. ;)
I do try to enjoy every season to the fullest. It's been a really long winter though, and I'm ready to be done enjoying this one. Really, really, ready.
So is the wee youngest. Waiting for the bus last week he looked at one of the trees out front and yelled
"WAKE UP ALREADY!"
Which inspired me to do this sketch. Hope it can be useful. :D
I went ahead and added narration to my rough draft. Please be kind. Words, either written or spoken, don't come easy for me. If anyone wants to tweak it, feel free!
Between the freebie software, lack of experience and too much niquil, I couldn't manage to add music as well as my voice file. It would be wonderful is someone could take the time to add music. <3
(I think I got all the resources, please let me know if I missed you!)
Here's the words:
Happy and carefree.
Full of wonder and discovery.
Learning who you might be.
Learning you might be a little different.
If you're lucky, you'll have great parents or friends to help you see it's not always so bad- being different.
You aren't hampered by what everyone else is doing.
Not contained by their reality.
You can run away with your dreams.
Sometimes it's the only way to escape all the normal that surrounds you.
It's not always a conscious choice- leaving the preset path.
It can be a little scary, and sad.
But it can be exhilirating!
The freedom to remake yourself whenever you want and to run down whichever road catches your eye.
Meeting someone with the same kind of weird as you.
Losing yourself in a mad and passionate love.....until it ends.
And that's okay, you say.
There's always a different road, leading to a different town full of different people.
Always another road.
Again and again.
You begin to see that maybe it's not that different after all.
But you keep trying and each loop around is harder and harder becaue you know damned well that you are the only common denominator.
And all you can see is the trail of wasted time stretching out behind you.
But there is more time.
You don't know how much, but it is there.
And it's full of possibilities you don't dare dream of.
For now, it's enough to know that there is still time to get off the road you are on.
There is always another road.
possibly for the line "I am full of atomic holes climbing out of my soul into nothing; it's a good thing," in the Spaces Between song collab?
And the boy grew old,
lost in the things only he could see.
I've often been asked what it's like to be an Army brat. While it's mostly the same, there are some differences. Same can be said for any childhood, really.
I had a lot of fun making this video so I hope y'all enjoy it.
I'd like to give a special thanks to gyllenmaya (Darren) and missamerica (Lis) for doing special request records for me to use. You guys are awesome and I really appreciate it!
Since citing resources is a bit sketchy lately, here's a full list.
Music: ashlaaa -String Orchestra (I can't believe how perfectly this fit the video, I barely had to fiddle with it)
gyllenmaya- FOR DEB! Panels 1, 2, and 3.
mirtle- mountains, tree trunks and wishingstars
missamerica- and behind door #2 and cologne 3 (or whatever she calls it when she uploads it)
LittleBelD- Gobble Gobble
Crescendo- Christmas Candy
Sojushots- it's only a matter of time
All other images are my own. Thanks for watching!
Because Hitrecord is apparently in cahoots with the insomnia monster, I found myself browsing way past my bedtime. My sleepless addled mind remembered an old PBS show I used to watch when I was a kid. The narrator would read a story and I watched as an artist chalked up the picture. I used to love watching the picture unfold. So I thought I'd see if I could do something similar.
Who needs sleep anyway?
Thank you to sfdetroiter for "Piano Top" that forms the canvas and to Ryan Cohen for "wintersleep" which set the perfect tone.
"On the otherside of fear, I found a friend."
[About 45 seconds. It could use a little story VO and some music. Pretty please. :D]
I'm about 2 weeks shy of my one year anniversary on hitrecord.
This time last year, I never would have imagined a website would bring so much into my life.
But it has.
It gave me back my art, which I had let languish for about a decade. Looking back over my recs, I can't believe how much improvement I've made; how many new mediums and subjects I've tried.
I saw this great rec by Soju and thought, "I have to animate that."
I don't have animation software, I've never used anything of the sort but I worked with what I had (Art Rage and Windows Movie Maker) and ended up putting together close to 500 images for this little video. It took a few weeks and a lot of learning and isn't as smooth and neat as I'd like; but I did it.
The words "I can't do that" aren't a part of my vocabulary anymore (except singing, and you should be thankful for that). That's what hitrecord gave me, once I moved past my fear and gave it a shot.
And even greater than the thrill of learning and improving is the community. Cheesy as it sounds, it really is an amazing group of people we have here.
Thanks everyone, for being so supportive and awesomely freaky. Y'all never fail to inspire me.
Stay tuned; I'm saving up for real animation software.. my two year rec is gonna be amazing. :D