Kseniya Simonova's from The Ukraine. And here she is on Ukaraine's Talent Show. Here in our bowl, we rate her higher than that Boyle woman, but what do we know? We know we like drawing and we've never seen it done this way. Both the image and the artist dances throughout. The text tells us that is a story of when Germany invaded the Ukaraine in WW2, but even without knowing that we were fascinated. If it is live, is it still animation?
The Box Doodle project is a website that allows you to doodle on boxes and post them to the site. It's also a great inspiration for a rainy day. Grab those boxes and get doodling before someone else snags them!
Sketch is fun website (click to open) where you can see how others draw. Someone draws a picture, and the site animates it so it is drawn before your eyes. Like magic! It also has tools to draw your own, and it's really simple. Lots of colors too. Give it a whirl!
When I was a bit bigger than a wee boy, boy did I enjoy playing Exquisite Corpse.
The Champion Cartoonist Of All Time has got to be Windsor McKay. He created Little Nemo In Slumberland, Dreams Of A Rarebit Fiend, and Gerty The Dinosaur, to name but a few. He was one of the original pioneers of cinema and used to do a trick act where he performed live on stage as if he was training Gerty, who was actually nothing more than a filmed dinosaur.
More Rinpa Eshidan noodling. What can I say? We'd give these drawers extra noses to come sit in the bowl.
Okay, we admit: we've been BOWLED over by this Japanese doodling crew. Here they are watched from above. They give new meaning to "action painting".
Two weeks ago we discovered Pikapika, aka doodling with light. We've now dreamt of it every night. We can't reproduce those dreams for you here, so you will have to get by on this. We don't think it will be all that hard. It sure is beautiful!
About two weeks ago we stumbled upon Rinpaeshidan, a drawing team in Japan. We can't get enough of them. There is something kind of magical on their willingness to draw on top of each other.
This is a good idea they had: to make a four panel drawing that they can switch around the panels like a puzzle. Check out their website too for more good stuff. I think we will be seeing a lot from this crew.