Drawing for The Whale
driftwood charcoal on Fabriano

© David Begley 2021

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Work in progress January 2022

 

David Begley is drawing final scenes for 'The Whale'. Drawings are made on one sheet of paper and adjusted hundreds of times and each adjustment is recorded, uploaded to a timeline and edited, colour corrected, and played in sequence in order to create motion. By the nature of this process all drawings are destroyed as scenes evolve.

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The Wexford Whale
Behind the scenes 

Work in progress December 2021

 

David Begley is currently drawing and animating scenes for 'The Whale'. Drawings are made on one sheet of paper and adjusted hundreds of times and each adjustment is recorded, uploaded to a timeline and edited, colour corrected, and played in sequence in order to create motion. By the nature of this process all drawings are destroyed as scenes evolve.

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Twenty frames from 'The Whale' animation

Driftwood charcoal on Fabriano paper

© David Begley 2021

Frames

 

These images above are adjustments to the same charcoal drawing made on one sheet of Fabriano Tiepolo paper. Before being uploaded to a timeline they will be colour corrected. Each image is known as a frame. To create motion, images are placed in sequence on a timeline. To animate images we need at least 2 frames per second, and for smooth motion, 8 - 24 frames per second. The twenty images here when placed in a timeline and played will create approximately 1 - 3 seconds of animation.

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Drawing for 'The Whale' animation

Driftwood charcoal on Fabriano paper

© David Begley 2021

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Drawing for 'The Whale' animation

Driftwood charcoal on Fabriano paper

© David Begley 2021

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Fifth class pupils, Scoil Mhuire N.S., Rosslare, June 2021

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Pupil animating a drawing, Scoil Mhuire N.S., Rosslare, June 2021

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Mr Lawlor, Scoil Mhuire N.S., Burrow Strand, Rosslare, May 2021

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Pupil with drawing, Scoil Mhuire N.S., Rosslare, June 2021

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Pupil working on a drawing, Scoil Mhuire N.S., Rosslare, May 2021

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Field trip to Moran's bay, Rosslare Harbour – in search of chanies and clay, March 2021
The clay found in the banks and cliffs in the harbour is malleable and can be fired.

Further images, animated clips and information on this project can be seen at:


https://www.facebook.com/thewexfordwhale

The Wexford Whale is a 'Creative Connections Ports Past Present' project.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

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