I want to take a moment and wish everybody Happy Holidays and a great 2014.
It's been an interesting year for me. With the help of good friends the story for my film "Mushka" came together beautifully. I am beyond passionate about this project, even though occasionally I wonder if I should have chosen a shorter film for the start of my post Disney years. Too late now, the thing has momentum, and I hope to get most of the animation done next year.
The first three sequences are in great animatic shape, with camera moves, temp voices and music.
The rest of the film has been storyboarded, but needs to be brought to that level. I have animated a handful of scenes, and it's pure joy to see things come to life.
At the moment I am taking a break from Mushka in order to meet deadlines on a book project, which is also coming along well.
Wether you are an animation student or a professional working in pencil animation, cg or stop motion, I wish that in 2014 your work will take you to new creative heights.
The medium is overdue for artistic breakthroughs. Exciting times!!
Beautiful work. A very wonderful holiday and Christmas to you, Andreas.ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays Andreas! And I wish you great achievements in 2014, in particular a lot of success with Mushka! It will be wonderful to see it complete :)ReplyDelete
Dear Mr DejaReplyDelete
I'm teaching myself in drawing and animation (I'm pretty far in theory but have yet to gain pratically) with essential works like "the illusion of life", "the animators survival kit," lots of great books on drawing, as well as just having fun with my favourite comics and cartoons. It's been a very excitng year for me, I learned a lot in such a short time! I'm eager to learn more and just wanted to thank you for your great blog, which has been a constant source of inspiration throughout the year. I wish you a great christmas and all he best wishes for all your projects in 2014! I'll certainly keep track on you work :)
Greetings from Germany,
Happy holidays to you too Mr.Deja ... I'm an animation student still at the beginning and am very interested in pencil animation . Hope you get success through Mushka next year . I am planning to go to the local zoo to do some drawings of pantherines and bears . Any tips would be helpfull from you or any other follower ..ReplyDelete
Regards from India
Happy Christmas, Master Deja.ReplyDelete
Book project? hmmm...
A Drawing book ?
Thank you and Happy Holidays Andreas!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all your fantastic posts this year! Your posts about Mushka are probably my favourites because I'm eager to see what pencil animation is going to be in the future. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of it and now this book project you just mentioned(I missed my chance to get your 'Different Stripe' book). This blog is pretty much a big art book as well!ReplyDelete
Thanks again and have a great holiday
Hey buddy, you know you'll need to rename your film to something like "Tiger and the Girl" - as with so many years at Disney in your blood you'll not be able to resist the urge to do so!!! :) Merry Christmas and ein Gute Rutsch!! GregReplyDelete
Happy Holidays Andreas!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your fantastic shares in this year too!
Thank you for another great year on this blog, it really is an inspiration to me and countless other students every day. Happy Holidays to you too, and can't wait to see more of Mushka!ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays! :)ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays mr.Deja! I really want to see Mushka when it's ready. I just read you're interview from old Aku Ankka-magazine (yes, I am finnish).ReplyDelete
Happy holidays! And goodluck to all of your projects in 2014! you were a true inspiration in 2010 when I stumbled across CTN, and I look forward to being inspired by your blog through next year!ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays Frans!The film project looks and sounds like a winner!ReplyDelete
Happy Holidays to everyone here! :DReplyDelete
looks great Andreas, let me know if you need help.ReplyDelete
What book are you writing?ReplyDelete
Book reading, book study??
Merry Christmas Mr. Deja. Thank you for being the greatest inspiration.ReplyDelete
Happy holidays! Have a happy and inspiring next year!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas Mr. Deja, and best of luck on "Mushka"!ReplyDelete
Joyful and motivating words of someone we all admire, animators and students, thank you very much Andrea, beautiful illustration, now I will be expectant for "Mushka"... :) Merry Christmas and best wishes for you in this new year to begin!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this :3ReplyDelete
Happy Festive Season to you Andreas and to al the people who'll stop on your blog. Cheers,ReplyDelete
Stoked to watch it Andreas ! Happy Holidays to you !ReplyDelete
Thank you for your amazing blog