"I like it when you are painting," Winnie says.
"You seem more relaxed... happier"
"Well painting's fun"
"You should continue painting"
"I need to finish my short film"
I stare blankly at her for bit. "I want to tell my story"
"Why don't you tell it through a picture book?"
"You animate all day at work in front of the computer. You want to go home and do the same thing?"
"When you paint you're moving around"
"There are no technical or creative hurdles to worry about when painting"
"Man you are so lucky you married me," I told my Winnie.
"If you didn't marry me who would you say these smart things to?"
Basically I will not be making a short film for my MFA thesis. Instead a picture book. I will be telling the same story through painted images -think of a comic book filled with paintings.
Here is one of the characters from a film that could have been. I used Photoshop, Mudbox and Maya to model and texture.
Rough Sketch of my next painting.