Posted on Dec 25, 2012 in Cologne | 0 comments

Christmas tree animation

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah!

I have been experimenting with continuous-line drawings. This is all one long line. I scanned it in and added colours in Illustrator, then created an animated gif, where you can still see the original black and white line drawing. I am currently experimenting more with this approach. I love drawing but always felt it was somehow inferior to painting. I now know that drawing is an art form in its own right.

Meanwhile, this test serves as my belated Christmas greeting. Yes, I am pre-dating these posts as I am catching up. I am sure this is against all blogger etiquette. But then again, I am not a real blogger. There is no blogosphere around me. I don’t own a pair of vans or chucks. All the true photo bloggers live near Main Street in Vancouver. You can’t swing a pair of skinny jeans on Main Street without hitting a hipster.

We had a wonderful Christmas with my cousins, their partners and kids. We celebrated on Christmas Eve, as Germans do, with opening the gifts and then enjoying a meat fondue with lots of wine. My cousin S. and I got quite drunk. It seems to me that the last time we met, which was way back in 2008? 2006? we also got each other drunk. I did not suffer much the next day, so I have no regrets.

“Everything in moderation — including moderation” (Oscar Wilde, I think).