Project Ethel (27.05.14 โ€“ 07.01.16): Pages 40-47

This is the last set of pages from Notebook Ethel. Now they’re all up I’ll have to update it’s homepage.

It’s been really interesting going through an old book like this and systematically posting everything I can. I have more, so after a short break I’ll begin again on Myrtle.

Notebook Ethel, spread forty. Garbage writing, Cornish undergrowth, and office dog drawings (three varieties). ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ•โœ๏ธ
CoatandWindowPage
Notebook Ethel, Spread forty-one. Kitchen still life in biro, Clifton windows, garbage writing (obscured) and @3dtimmyโ€™s coat. ๐Ÿฅ› ๐Ÿ  ๐Ÿงฅ
GlassAndListPageNotebook Ethel, Spread forty-two. Kitchen still life in biro, Clifton windows, garbage writing (obscured) and @3dtimmyโ€™s coat. ๐Ÿฅ› ๐Ÿ  ๐Ÿงฅ
BeachPage
Notebook Ethel, Spread Forty-Three. Drawing of sandcastles, Cornish life guard hut and people on the beach. Also notes and a small diagram doodles whilst explaining UV layout to son. ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿฐ ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ
LightHousePageNotebook Ethel, spread Forty-Four. More Cornish drawings, Godrevy Ligjthouse, garbage writing and stables. โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿด
FanPageFBNotebook Ethel, spread forty- five. To do lists, mini mind maps, drawings of family shoes and desk fan. ๐Ÿ‘ž ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook: Ethel, spread forty-six. Horse and rider drawings from life, went on to become the animation I have in my current pinned tweet. About 40 mins. Pencil and fountain pen. ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ–Š ๐ŸŽž
Notebook Ethel: Spread Forty-Seven. Itโ€™s the last page from Ethel!! Classic work page. I do not usually share work stuff but this is all non-descript information on creating landscapes from DEM data. ๐Ÿ•ธ ๐Ÿ” โœ๏ธ

Project Ethel (27.05.14 โ€“ 07.01.16): Pages 33-39

Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Two. Early dinosaur choreography for what was to become โ€œDino Death Matchโ€, full CG prehistoric animal project. ๐Ÿฆ– ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ““
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Three. Early dinosaur choreography for what was to become โ€œDino Death Matchโ€, full CG prehistoric animal project. ๐Ÿฆ– ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ““
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Four. More workings for โ€œDino Death Matchโ€, render planning, lists, visualisations etc. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿฆ– โœ๏ธ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Four. More workings for โ€œDino Death Matchโ€, render planning, lists, visualisations etc. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿฆ– โœ๏ธ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty Five. Mind map and storyboard for Dino Death Match, here referred to as NanoTrex as the programme focused on a fossil discovery of a โ€œbabyโ€ Tyrannosaurus which some contested was actually a new species named the Nanotyrannosaur. Storyboarding behaviours, deciding render settings and shot timings. etc ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿฆ– ๐Ÿ”ฌ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty Five. Mind map and storyboard for Dino Death Match, here referred to as NanoTrex as the programme focused on a fossil discovery of a โ€œbabyโ€ Tyrannosaurus which some contested was actually a new species named the Nanotyrannosaur. Storyboarding behaviours, deciding render settings and shot timings. etc ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿฆ– ๐Ÿ”ฌ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Six. Website planning. During the last few years I have been โ€œgardeningโ€(?) my blog, more building a record of thoughts, art, work, notes and personal history than for actual self promotion. I have been doing this using WordPress with the intention that I can go self hosted at some point when I have the spare energy and resources to make that happen.  This mind map is a plan of this process from a few years ago. I still work on this as many time in a week as I can manage. Hopefully it can become something that will survive the too and fro of Sofia media silos. Itโ€™s still a work in progress. Itโ€™s not finished and itโ€™s not perfect, but itโ€™s very much mine and become more mine the more time I have a chance to put in.  #isleofblogging #linkinbio โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Six. Website planning. During the last few years I have been โ€œgardeningโ€(?) my blog, more building a record of thoughts, art, work, notes and personal history than for actual self promotion. I have been doing this using WordPress with the intention that I can go self hosted at some point when I have the spare energy and resources to make that happen. This mind map is a plan of this process from a few years ago. I still work on this as many time in a week as I can manage. Hopefully it can become something that will survive the too and fro of Social media silos. Itโ€™s still a work in progress. Itโ€™s not finished and itโ€™s not perfect, but itโ€™s very much mine and become more mine the more time I have a chance to put in. #isleofblogging #linkinbio โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Seven. Garbage writing stories with bad illustrations. ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Seven. Garbage writing & stories with bad illustrations. ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm7-N80BmCL/?taken-by=burningfp
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Eight.
Mind map, notes, doodles and lists for the graphics and CGI in what was to become โ€œCountdown to Lifeโ€, then called 9 Months., which followed the development of the human foetus through the 9 months of gestation.
๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ‘ถ ๐Ÿ““
Notebook Ethel: Spread Thirty-Nine.
Garden chair, ornamental bush and garbage writing. Ornamental bush is a bit hidden in the mess, but it is there.
๐ŸŒณโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ›‹

Project Ethel (27.05.14 โ€“ 07.01.16): Pages 27-32

Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Seven. Notes and workings for particle interactions on a surface in Autodesk Maya. ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ’ฅ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Seven. Notes and workings for particle interactions on a surface in Autodesk Maya. ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ’ฅ
riggingOne
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Eight. Mind map in rigging, to help understanding of animation process ahead of projects with prehistoric reconstruction. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿฆ• ๐Ÿ““
Notebook Ethel, Spread twenty-nine. Garbage writing, cars in car parks and the view from the rear window at South Parade. ๐Ÿš— โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ““
Notebook Ethel, Spread twenty-nine. Garbage writing, cars in car parks and the view from the rear window at South Parade. ๐Ÿš— โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ““
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty. Garbage writing, unfinished Fudge story with thumb nail illustrations. โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’€
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty. Garbage writing, unfinished Fudge story with thumb nail illustrations. โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’€

Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-One. Garbage writing, short stories and illustrations. ๐Ÿ‘น โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ““
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-One. Garbage writing, short stories and illustrations. ๐Ÿ‘น โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ““
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirty-Two.
Mind map on rigging models in Maya and drawing of snacking child (artist included).
๐Ÿง’ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ““

Earliest known drawing found on rock in South African cave

Researchers believe the pattern on the fragment of rock is 73,000 years old, but are perplexed as to what it might represent

“Archaeologists found the marked stone fragment as they sifted through spear points and other material excavated at Blombos cave in South Africa. It has taken seven years of tests to conclude that a human made the lines with an ochre crayon 73,000 years ago.

“The simple red marks adorn a flake the size of two thumbnails which appears to have broken off a grindstone cobble used to turn lumps of ochre into paint powder. The lines end so abruptly at the fragmentโ€™s edges that researchers believe the cross-hatches were originally part of a larger design drawn on the cobble.

โ€œThis is first known drawing in human history,โ€ said Francesco dโ€™Errico, a researcher on the team at the University of Bordeaux. โ€œWhat does it mean? I donโ€™t know. What I do know is that what can look very abstract to us could mean something to the people in the traditional society who produced it.โ€

guardian

The Codex Rotundus

Great Post on the Codex Rotundus from Book Addiction UK:

Book Addiction

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The manuscripts and codices which survive from the late 15th century are often large and lavish affairs and usually conform to certain norms in terms of shape. But this curious and unusual little gem, which takes its name โ€˜Codex Rotundusโ€™ from its unique shape, measures just over 9 centimeters across and is circular. ย Its 266 pages are bound along a spine just 3cm long, so small that three clasps are needed to help keep it closed. ย Thoughtย to have been rebound in the 17th century, the original clasps which help hold the tiny codex together, were reused. As so many of the manuscripts from this period, it is a devotional text -a lavishly illuminated Book of Hours in Latin and French.

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Remnants of a coat of arms, which a subsequent owner appears seems to have tried to obliterate, in the firstย initial โ€˜Dโ€™ suggests that it was created for Adolf of Clevesโ€ฆ

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Project Ethel (27.05.14 โ€“ 07.01.16): Pages 18-26

Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Me trying to mind map and plan my website. You can see the ongoing result at the #linkinbio. A work of art is never finished, apparently. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Me trying to mind map and plan my website. You can see the ongoing result. A work of art is never finished, apparently. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Newspaper clipping of Raphaelโ€™s Head of a Muse, some copying of that image and the beginnings of a mind map on fluid dynamics. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Eighteen. Newspaper clipping of Raphaelโ€™s Head of a Muse, some copying of that image and the beginnings of a mind map on fluid dynamics. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ—บ
burningfpNotebook Ethel, Spread Nineteen. Horse drawings, daises, diary notes (text obscured). ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿด ๐ŸŒท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Nineteen. Horse drawings, daises, diary notes (text obscured). ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿด ๐ŸŒท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty. Morning Pages writing exercise and drawing my comic book character Fudge (see more of him at #linkinbio). ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ‘น โœ๏ธ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty. Morning Pages writing exercise and drawing my comic book character Fudge. ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ‘น โœ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-One. Documenting a two day journey from the West to the East and back again (full story at #linkinbio). Drawing from the window of a train, cars in traffic, route plan and garbage writing. ๐Ÿš— โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿš‚
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-One. Documenting a two day journey from the West to the East and back again. Drawing from the window of a train, cars in traffic, route plan and garbage writing. ๐Ÿš— โœ ๐Ÿš‚
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Two. Mind map getting to grips with some serious understanding of the render engine #Arnold, soon after we began using it. Also eye doodles. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Two. Mind map getting to grips with some serious understanding of the render engine Arnold, soon after we began using it. Also eye doodles. ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ—บ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty- Three. More horses, and my attempt at the Ivan Brunetti drawing exercise in his โ€œCartooning: Philosophy and Practiceโ€, it goes: โ€œUsing your sketchbook and a pencil or pen of your choice, spend 3-4 minutes drawing a car. Then, start over and draw it in 2 minutes. Then 1 minute. Then 30 seconds. Then 15 seconds. And then 5 seconds. Draw faster at each step-that is, draw the entire car within the time limit. Repeat this same process for four other subjects: a cat, a castle, a telephone, and self-portrait.โ€ โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ“ž
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty- Three. More horses, and my attempt at the Ivan Brunetti drawing exercise in his โ€œCartooning: Philosophy and Practiceโ€, it goes: โ€œUsing your sketchbook and a pencil or pen of your choice, spend 3-4 minutes drawing a car. Then, start over and draw it in 2 minutes. Then 1 minute. Then 30 seconds. Then 15 seconds. And then 5 seconds. Draw faster at each step-that is, draw the entire car within the time limit. Repeat this same process for four other subjects: a cat, a castle, a telephone, and self-portrait.โ€ โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ“ž
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Four. Mind map on the Autodesk Maya Bifrost system, dynamic and fluid simulation software. ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ•ท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Four. Mind map on the Autodesk Maya Bifrost system, dynamic and fluid simulation software. ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ–ฅ ๐Ÿ•ท
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Five. Another Ivan Brunetti exercise from โ€œCartooning: philosophy and practiceโ€: โ€œPencil out a grid in your notebook, enough to contain 100 small drawings.now spending no more than 5 seconds per drawing, let your stream of consciousness guide you, drawing whatever comes to mind (donโ€™t stop to think about it).โ€ I went back and inked them after. ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Five. Another Ivan Brunetti exercise from โ€œCartooning: philosophy and practiceโ€: โ€œPencil out a grid in your notebook, enough to contain 100 small drawings.now spending no more than 5 seconds per drawing, let your stream of consciousness guide you, drawing whatever comes to mind (donโ€™t stop to think about it).โ€ I went back and inked them after. ๐Ÿ““โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Six. Mind mapping notes for the content graphics of Countdown To Life. Ideas, concepts, storyboards, techniques. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ’“
Notebook Ethel, Spread Twenty-Six. Mind mapping notes for the content graphics of Countdown To Life. Ideas, concepts, storyboards, techniques. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ•ท ๐Ÿ’“

Project Ethel (27.05.14 โ€“ 07.01.16): Pages 9-17

Continuing the project of uploading most pages form Notebook Ethel. As I said before these are from a few years ago now.

Notebook Ethel: Spread 9. Weird comic strip, drawings of the diners at the cafe over the road, dude eating his sandwich on the wall outside, some cows and a copying of a drawing of an old man by Chris Ware taken from his Acme Novelty Datebook Sketchbook facsimile book thing.
Notebook Ethel: Spread 10. Office coats, vintage teapot, Tyndales Baptist Church, pressed flowers and garbage writing. ๐Ÿ““ โœ ๐Ÿ’
Notebook Ethel Spread: 12. Incoherent comics strip and the view across Whiteladies Road from the window at BDH. โœ’๐Ÿ““๐Ÿข
Notebook Ethel, Spread Thirteen. Garbage writing, guitar in the workplace, refuse container. ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ““โœ’
Notebook Ethel, Spread Fourteen. Satellite data coordinates, designing polygon construction, internal combustion engine visualisation, missing render frame numbers, Titan storyboard. ๐Ÿ”จ ๐Ÿ““ ๐ŸŽจ
Notebook Ethel, Spread Fifteen. Mind map of the nCloth gynamics system in Maya. Also very old QOTSA concert ticket I found in a shoe box. ๐Ÿ—บ ๐Ÿ““ ๐ŸŽธ
Notebook: Ethel, Spread Sixteen. Mind map for Forces Of Nature, episode โ€œWhereโ€, visualisation of the launch of the Planck rocket, Titan, storyboard, eyeflower comic, timings. ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿš€ ๐ŸŒŽ
Notebook: Ethel, Spread Seventeen. Drawing of injured foot (this is from a while ago), Wacom pen and garbage writing. โœ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ‘ž

โ€œThe Amphitheater of Eternal Knowledge,โ€ Hamburg, 1595.


โ€œThe Amphitheater of Eternal Knowledge,โ€ Hamburg, 1595.


โ€œThe Amphitheater of Eternal Knowledge,โ€ Hamburg, 1595.


โ€œThe Amphitheater of Eternal Knowledge,โ€ Hamburg, 1595.


โ€œThe Amphitheater of Eternal Knowledge,โ€ Hamburg, 1595.

“The images, in other words, invite the viewer to engage in a meditation on the nature of the universe and on the links between the earthly and the divine, the corporeal and the spiritual. Of course, such a statement would be equally true of many other instances of early modern alchemical and Hermetic symbolism. I suspect that a lot of the meaning in these images and the text that accompanies them has actually been lost, due to the fact that alchemical practice depended upon face-to-face interactions (like the one between John Dee and Khunrath) which were never recorded. And this was precisely what was intended โ€“ the true secrets of early modern alchemy were intended for a small number of the โ€œelectโ€ and were elaborately concealed in complex and often inscrutable language when they were allowed into printed works.”

Benjamin Breen

see more on his excellent blog post.