Pear Cider and Cigarettes

I love Robert Valley’s animations with wide angle point of view creating this unique style. I first discovered his comics and I bought his sketchbooks when I was studying my BA in illustration. Later when planing to apply for MA in character animation I got more into his animations.

Here is few images from his Academy Award nominated Pear Cider and Cigarettes. I may write my animated documentary essay about it as the film and the graphic novel of the same name are based on a true story.

Funny frames.

This is a facial expression exercise.

Some of the in-between frames can be strange and funny. Animating makes me draw stuff I would never draw as an illustrator.

It is my 30th birthday today. Happy birthday to me.