February 29, 2012

Digging for Artifacts (rediscovering old work is scary)

I finally opened up the plastic bag of drawings I brought with me here from Australia... all the paper inside feels so precious! I feel like I need to wear special gloves and keep them away from harsh light and keep them in their plastic home, away from air... I started to animate 2 scenes while still in Oz and now I'm settled and prepared enough to start on them again. But it's been about 6 months since I drew the keys!!! ARGH! It's scary going back to work that is so old now and I'm going to have to remember where I was at... 

Here's my new desk! I've got my work laptop and my light tracer there. I'm going through everything.
Here are some of the backgrounds. I'd love to give them away one day as gifts or something... Like I said, they feel precious... I spent a lot of time fleshing out bg's before finally cleaning them all up digitally.
And here is my paper punching station on the floor! I've got a lot less space here in San Francisco and a much smaller desk. I do actually have a little cabinet that I bought to store stuff from Ikea when I moved here a few months ago and haven't put it together yet... Old punchy should probably find a home there.


  1. Catherine NegusMarch 01, 2012

    Really beautiful backgrounds, Andrea!

  2. Nice stuff you're showcasing on here. Out of curiosity, how much did that paper punch cost you?

  3. I got that punch at Lightfoot Ltd, and the total with tax came to $464.34 and shipping was free. It's pretty sturdy too! The handle screws on and off so I've carefully packed it up in a suitcase and dragged it to Australia, then Canada and then the USA! I only punch 2 or 3 sheets at a time, (though the website claims to do 15 sheets at once;) I don't want to risk ruining the blades. I got it online here: http://www.lightfootltd.com/content/excalibur-round-14-round-holes. It's my baby :)