Boiling lines and lightning sketches: process and the animated drawing

Torre, D 2015, 'Boiling lines and lightning sketches: process and the animated drawing', Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 141-153.


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Title Boiling lines and lightning sketches: process and the animated drawing
Author(s) Torre, D
Year 2015
Journal name Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Start page 141
End page 153
Total pages 13
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract Animation has often involved some degree of drawing, but 'boiling' and animated sketching are two unique forms of drawn animation that overtly foreground the process of drawing. In this article, the author looks at these two specific approaches to drawn animation, paying special attention to the history, process, and evolutionary qualities of animated sketching; he focuses on the processes and material essence of the 'boiling' image. Both of these approaches produce forms that are at once immobile and mobile and, within this dichotomy of movement, the process of drawing is further accentuated. These will be discussed in light of broader discussions of the theory and process of animation and drawing. Additionally, these discussions will be set against a (somewhat informal) backdrop of process philosophy in an effort to further underscore the importance of the drawing process in the production and presentation of these two methods of animation.
Subject Computer Gaming and Animation
Cinema Studies
Keyword(s) animated drawing
Australian animation
boiling
lightning sketch
process philosophy
stopmotion
DOI - identifier 10.1177/1746847715589060
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2015
ISSN 1746-8477
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