*** The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore ***

The last hour or so I've been looking for something blogworthy for a quick post for today- just as I was ready to give up, I came across "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore iPad App Trailer".  It is essentially a bedtime story made for the reader to interact with it through little animations. I thought it was too cute- and so beautifully executed... Lovely.  Made by the wonderful people of Moonbot Studios.


*** chalk ***

After seeing Dana's lovely chalk signs and having quite a lot of time to kill (and trying to make this killed time more productive)- I got fixated on making my own chalkboard... My hand-lettering skills are pretty miserable though. At least I have a chalkboard to practice on now, so watch this space, my newest party-trick-learning-attempt is to write in fonts freehand... (the scenario in which I could literally switch fonts in my handwriting appeals to me- although, knowing myself, I will soon tire of this idea in pursuit of an even more silly one. Who knows?)


*** watching myself draw ***

As many of you may have previously read here, I love watching how illustrations are made. It fascinates me. Time lapses attract me like a fly to poo, I don't think I could get sick of them. That and stop motion. Charming techniques they are.

Anyhoo, yesterday (or by the time I upload it, it will be "the other day" as I have been almost internetless) I was busy with an illustration and just after sketching a basic outline I thought 'hey, why not make one of those videos you like so much of your own work..?' Thank you Quicktime for developing the 'screen record' function… 

Be warned: the video is long, I had my concerns about its lengthiness; but after watching it myself- and thoroughly enjoying its therapeutic value- I figured it is ok.  If you are too impatient to watch the whole thing, I've uploaded the still final image too. 

PS. My graphics tablet is my best purchase of the last decade (second to my shiny shiny macbook...)