Jul 25, 2011

Action!

Sketch from Abigail Halpin on Vimeo.
It turns out my little point and shoot camera has a video function. While it's not the greatest quality (what I really wanted to try was stop motion animation), it's been fun to play with nonetheless. Anyhow, this is what four minutes and a jimmy-rigged tripod gets you. I tried to speed the video up slightly, but IMovie '08 is sort of annoying and won't let you do stuff like that. Bah.

9 comments:

Nina Crittenden said...

That was just lovely to watch, Abigail! Thank you for sharing it! :)

Hi, I'm Hannah. said...

So fun to watch your process! Thanks for sharing!

Brooke Boynton said...

So cool! Are those watercolor pencils you're using?

Story Weaver said...

What pencil are you using?

Charles Eubanks said...

Cool! You make it look so effortless. And what an interesting pencil grip. Have you always held your pencil that way?

nicolesettle said...

Love the video. It's great to watch others' process with art.

♣Carlita! said...

You're so cute!
Love your work. :)

Cheers from Buenos Aires!

Patti said...

Thanks for sharing. I love it. Are your illustrations usually that size or bigger? I also found your pencil grip a bit curious. Watching someone draw is even more inspiring that looking at art. : )

Abigail said...

Thanks guys!

To answer the questions, I'm using a Derwent watercolor pencil. I love, love, love these.

As far as illustration size, I don't usually work that small, but to fit within the camera area I used those dimensions.

And the pencil grip is something I've done since childhood (I've never held it any other way). Every grade school teacher I had tried to change it, which was ironic, since I had no problems with penmanship. Over the years, I've known a few people who hold their pencil similarly and all were lefties. I'm not sure if that's coincidence?