Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ink and Paint Girls




I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but my creative process usually goes something like this:

Step 1: Receive a gallery show deadline
Step 2: Brainstorm ideas
Step 3: Drag feet/hem and haw/ procrastinate on ideas
Step 4: Panic attack one week before deadline
Step 5: Work like crazy to meet deadline
Step 5.5: Come up with the idea that I am most excited about one day before the deadline. 




 
Now, this schedule is a little bit different for every project, but something like it did go down while I was working on the Legendary Beauties show with Lorelay. We had a great time brainstorming ideas together, and I was so happy about how the show turned out. But inspiration struck just a few days before we were supposed to turn in all of our pieces, and there was just no time to execute.




For the Legendary Beauties show, Lorelay and I both wrote down a list of famous female personalities (be it real, mythological, or fictional women) who we wanted to portray. From the very start, I had included "Ink and Paint Girls" on my list of to-dos, but I could never quite land on the execution. And then one day it hit me: They should be animated. Kind of zoetrope style. In the round.

And then we had to turn in the pieces for the show. Oh well.


I couldn't get this idea out of my head though, so thankfully another opportunity to create the piece arose when we did our first ladies group show at the studio. This was the first time I had ever tried building a piece in the round, and it certainly was a challenge. Whereas I usually only have to be mindful of a few different angles on a piece, the Ink and Paint Girls had to be designed for 360° viewing. The final piece doesn't actually spin, but I think the general idea is conveyed. Perhaps working on this piece will pave the way for future animated paper pieces with motors :)



Some angles are better than others, and I certainly would alter my process on the next one, but for me the learning and trial and error is a huge part of the fun! I had a blast working on this little experiment, and in the end was really happy with the final result. Some projects are worth the wait!



On an unrelated note: Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend to say hello at the Walt Disney Family Museum. I had a wonderful time and came home so very inspired. I hope to write a post about my take on the experience soon, but for now I hope you all have a wonderful week!

71 comments:

Morgan said...

This is such an incredible piece. I love looking at it!

Sarah Heal said...

This is absolutely insanely beautiful! Amazing work!

Kyrstin said...

Wow, that is seriously breathtaking! What a creative feat. Lovely, lovely job.

Matthew Kalamidas said...

I've had tons of conversations about procrastination and the creative process. I find myself doing that all the time. I think that in some deep subconscious way we know that the stress and pressure yields spontaneous great work. It's a vicious cycle.

Do you think that any of the pieces would really be the same if you spent generous amounts of time on them?

Katherine Young said...

I love the paper stacks! I was wondering how those paper girls could hold such heavy paper stacks! Well done!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful... Your work makes me so happy!

Jaclyn Cullen said...

Wowie this is BEAUTIFUL! Maybe one of my favorite paper pieces of yours.

Glitter Side said...

So Incredible! I'm also one of those ink and paint girls. YEAH!!

DAVID WILSON said...

Brit, I recognize a few familiar faces there. Great work! And although you're too humble to admit it; you are among those amazing women who are reshaping the animation industry as a whole.

Disegni di Nella said...

Wow!! It's amazing how you can use paper to create your works!! It's lovely!!!

Lynnetta said...

I like to say that I put the 'pro' in procrastination. I think it's an artist thing. We work best under pressure.

I love this homage to the Ink and Paint Girls. I'd display this on a lazy susan, that way I could make it spin and watch those lovely ladies work it!

Kevin Kidney said...

Oh, how wonderful, Brittney!

Ashley Perez said...

Wow Brittney! This is very inspiring and beautiful.

Dattaraj Kamat said...

Amazing!! Love your work Brittney! :)

Jazzyfizz8 said...

All of your art work moves me!! So beautiful!!!

Joanne Roberts said...

I wish I could think of something interesting to say, but your gorgeous homage has left me speechless. Thanks for sharing it.

FourEyedMonster said...

Wow! This looks absolutely stunning. Simply beautiful. ^_^

Kirameku said...

OMG girl, you are a-m-a-z-i-n-g! This piece is stunning…! I can't believe you procrastinate too, thanks for sharing! :D

Kev Hickey said...

Lovely piece!

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What a great piece!
Will you be at WonderCon again this year, Brittney?

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Hannah B. Slaughter said...

Yep! That is most definitely a common creative process! I adore these girls and the way you chose to display them. Does Disney encourage this secondary creating for shows, etc. as a company or is it something common to your design group? A few in my group are looking at some ideas to challenge ourselves creatively in a different medium, and I'm curious how it works.

Rebecca Robinson said...

Your craft is amazing!! Such a beautiful piece! I am the same way with the process you had said that happens when you get a project. I always procrastinate and then luck will strike at the last minute. I guess working under pressure sometimes helps. lol But it definitely can be stressful. I can't tell you the amount of times I was up till 4 in the morning working on projects for my design classes UGH!! But your piece turned out great! You are such an inspiration to me, me being an aspiring designer. :) I think all your works are fantastic! Keep it up girl!:D Thanks for sharing!

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Shaena said...

Wow - beautiful! You are amazingly talented!

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Trevor Williams said...

Wow! One of your best projects yet :)

Anonymous said...

This is insanely amazing! As always, you do a great job. :) Every time I don't think you could possibly amaze me any more - you do something else and my mouth drops open!

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Michaela Kuenster said...

Hi Brittney! As a former "Ink & Paint Girl," I really, really love this piece.

I think I was one of the very last few that actually painted cels, right before the computer overlords took their throne. I was trained in The Old Ways, but I was quickly switched to a 2D painting program, where I sat sadly in the dark of my solitary office, clicking... but I I used to daydream about the days when there was a whole building full of girls like me, puddling and pushing...

Anyway.. Thanks for this piece!

r/b said...

Wonderful vibrant work! My mood jumps up considerably after looking at your art. The color and detail floor me.

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Brandon Starr said...

Yep, sounds like my process when it comes to gallery shows as well. Beautiful piece.

miniPau said...

They make me dream!!!! Congrats, really beautiful!

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I had never heard of the ink and paint girls. Thanks for sharing this. I looked them up, and the history is really cool.

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