That awful cell phone photo of frame five has got to go.

Alrighty, much better. Animation to come shortly.

And here we are:

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The hand’s going to come off in a few frames, and then into the fire.

Trying to define the scenery, since I’ll be drawing it for a dozen-plus prints. This one is the best realization of the idea, despite the splotchy left side. Because I used a sheet bound into my sketchbook, the paper wrinkled and hence the uneven impression. But you can still make out my favorite change, the starry sky.

Finally settled on the above as subject of the animation. Though there are still many points to correct, these are the best test prints:

Tonight as a walkthrough, I created 12 prints and made an animated gif out of them. It is crude; it is rough. But it is my first animation!

All at once:

Tonight’s class was mostly figure drawing,

so there was time only for a quick test of the litho crayons. I sketched a few items onto the plate with the crayon, then inked and wiped it. After I pulled the first print, I reinked the plate, which was a success. I also drew a few further shapes (below, left) into the ink with the crayon, which was not.

Detail of the second print.