It is a remarkable moment in my life. I have seen traditional 2d animation change into a form I hardly recognize. It is no longer a film, cell, paint, and pencil that produces it, it is now designated to a tablet, computer and program. The art form that I had become so in love was no longer, dead, swept away by a wave of technology. I now am on several paths, still animating, but also studying feverishly for my Masters Degree in Painting.
What I have found is that while I was busy creating funny drawings in motion, inking, painting and filming the cells on a down shooter, the art world has changed enormously. I have been studying History, Theory, Process, Concept, and Critical thought and am about to take my overfilled brain and finally begin to paint in earnest again after 30 some years. YIKES.