Dec. 4th, 2013 09:41 pm
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Amused by this animated short by Robert Loebel. How do people adapt to live in a world where it is constantly windy?
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I hear lots of people hate Hemingway. I'm not sure he seems like someone I'd have wanted to go out for drinks with or spent much time with in person. However, I happen to really enjoy reading him. I aspire to the spareness of his writing. It's the type of writing I want to be doing, really.

Also, I love The Old Man and the Sea, because it is exactly the type of simple slice of life writing that I have come to enjoy as a palate cleanser from the usual fantasy and sci-fi I read. Eventually, part of me says, enough of your heroes and heroines and monsters and battles. Then I just want to read about someone's life. It has to be a very different life from mine though.

"He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish."

This animated piece by Marcel Schindler is brilliant. He illustrates the book in this video sometimes by creating multiple drawings on the same page, other times reserving a whole page for a single drawing. At all times his drawings are dynamic, which is essential for this story. It's a beautiful rendering all done in bold black strokes.

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I really enjoyed this animated short about an old man who is stuck in a rut. Through observation, someone begins leaving drawings of him in such a way that he is sure to find them during his daily routine. This causes him to become self-aware. It's a silent piece and I love the watercolour effects in the art. My favourite moments are when he first becomes aware that he is 'predictable.' When he completes the first magic trick and the moment he recognizes he has truly broken his routine. It's a lovely uplifting little piece.

Drawing Inspiration from Wesley Louis on Vimeo.

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