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

INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 200-207

A move at work and a change of routine means more commuting for me so more drawings on buses.
200/365200/365 Quick 5 minute sketching of horses grazing near local stables. All wearing fly masks to keep off those pesky Tabanoidea.
5 minutes.
Fountain pen.
Notebook: Gilbert.
201/365201/365 Gwythian Car Park, St. Ives Bay. 04/08/18
10 mins
Pencil
Notebook: Gilbert
202/365202/365 Bike shelter at Long Ashton Park and Ride.
25 minutes
V-ball
Notebook: Beto
๐Ÿšฒ ๐ŸšŒ โœ‹
203/365203/365 Commuters on the triangle. Again drawn whilst waiting for the bus. V-ball
20 mins
Notebook: Beto
๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐ŸšŒ โ˜”๏ธ
204/365204/365 New locations means bus trips up the hill for the occasional meeting. So here we have various random things drawn on the bumpy top deck ride down through Park Street and the rest.
Notebook: Gilbert.
V-ball
14 mins
๐ŸšŒ ๐Ÿ–Š ๐Ÿงค
205/365205/365 Commuter drawing on the Park and Ride. Rainy and cold.
15 mins
V-ball
Notebook:Beto
๐ŸšŒ ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ โ˜”๏ธ
206/365206/365 Going nowhere in the A370 for a good 40 minutes due to very high winds. Drew some sheep. Sheep in the wind.
Notebook: Beto
V-ball
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207/365207/365 Keep your distance Iโ€™m quite ill. So canโ€™t manage much more than watching University Challenge on series link. Hereโ€™s a drawing of Paxman mid-intro.
Notebook: Beto
Pencil
5 mins
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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.
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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““

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

INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 193-199

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Another lost drawing from last Springโ€™s trio to Berlin. This is the window of the flat we stayed in in Wilmersdorf with a portion of the receipt from the grocery shop over the road.
Notebook: Ichabod
Fountain pen and Stabilo.
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194/365
More from the Berlin notebook. Various details around Brandenberger Tor. With map of central Berlin pasted in.
Notebook: Ichabod
April 2017
194/365
Corner of West Park and Whiteladies Road from the balcony at BDH with a sandwich in the Sun.
๐ŸŒž โœ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿฅช
Uniball micro.
20 mins
Notebook: Beto
196/365
Sleeping office dog on a hot day. Drawn whilst waiting for various render tests.
โœ ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ““ ๐ŸŒž
Pencil.
10 mins
Notebook: Gilbert
197/365
More lunchtime sketches as the people of Bristol make the most of the April Sun just in case Winter comes back.
Pencil.
20 mins
Notebook: Beto.
๐Ÿฅ™ โœ ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ˜ด
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Still life in the corner of the local barbers.
Fountain pen.
20mins.
Notebook: Beto.
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Partially covered buildings down in Gas Ferry Road near the illustrious Aardman Animations in Bristol.
Started from life whilst waiting for a meeting, finished from memory.
Notebook: Beto.
V-ball.
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Project Ethel (27.05.14 – 07.01.16): Pages 1-8

Beginning a large project of uploading old notebook pages. These are not high res scans as that would considerably increase the amount of time needed, so these would have to do for now.

These are all generally going up on Instagram first.

Ethel Spread 1
Opening page of Notebook: Ethel. Iโ€™m going to be uploading notebooks in a more systematic fashion (with sensitive info deleted obvs). Notebook Ethel is a few years old. This is before I started using the first page spread as an index for the rest of the book. So the lists here are largely inspirational items and ideas of content capture. Thereโ€™s not much order and I tend to fill empty spaces with bits of ephemera stuck in and doodles.
Clifton windows, lists and words.
This is a systematic uploading.
Notebook: Ethel Spread 2
First drafts, mug drawing, rough mind map, comics and a quote from Lynda Barry.
Itโ€™s along the lines of: โ€œIโ€™ve come to regard comics as something like a song. It can be about anything. We can address all sorts of things in a song, love gone wrong, truck driving, Daddies, smoking, boots, birthdays, cheating, space travel, big butts, revenge, war, a turkey in the straw, regret, genders, hands, purple haze . We can this way we can make comics about anything.โ€ – Although I did write it down in a hurry!
Notebook: Ethel Spread 4.
Daily mini-maps, plans for website, doodles and the like.
Notebook: Ethel Spread 5.
Preliminary notes on Shark Brains, Art Speigelman on Maus: โ€œReality is too complex for any mediaโ€ โ€œIronic Distanceโ€ โ€œFourth Wallโ€ โ€œBlank expressions allow the reader to impose their ownโ€ โ€œI draw my comics one to oneโ€ โ€œThe past and the present intertwining, simultaneously in the same spaceโ€ …& Ray Bradbury on writing: โ€œLibraries are full of people not booksโ€ โ€œLove what you do. Do what you loveโ€ โ€œI donโ€™t write the book, my characters write the book, they come to me and they tell meโ€ โ€œStand on the top of the cliff, jump off, build your wings on the way down.โ€ etc…
Notes for a very short film called โ€œBevelโ€™s Nubโ€ that appeared in the @strangealtars project a while back.
Marker pen, biro, pencil.
Notebook: Ethel. Spread 7.
Mind Map of the early days with Arnold and Maya before he full recent integration.
Mind Map on understanding Linear Colour Space within Maya and Arnold back when we first started using it.