William Kentridge – Artist / Animator

This is William Kentridge – Very cool. It’s over 8 minutes but you can watch a few minutes to get the flavor.

‘Kentridge gradually refined his own personal animation technique. Each of his short films is based on a series of some 20 to 40 charcoal drawings, mostly in large sizes with some enhancements in pastels. Each of these drawings is like a storyboard sketch, often filmed with no camera moves. Kentridge modifies his composition little by little between each frame shot by erasing certain parts and re-drawing them.  In a desire for a chromatic simplicity with symbolic values, only colors, such as blue to represent water, and red, are used, glaring against the subtlety of gray.’

Sobriety, Obesity & Growing Old (1991)

Author: alanbrownart

I am a bitter, jaded artist, but otherwise in a good mood generally.

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