Last year I created twelve peices that were all different illustrations of traditional Ojibwe legends, and I want to build on that idea.
I’m going to create a stop-motion video of myself creating a painting that illustrates one of those stories. I’m not going to appear in any of the shots, it is just going to be of the slow process of the paint being applied. I will work with acrylics on canvas, as it is quick drying and provides opaque layers. The painting will be highlighted by a single spotlight over top of the painting on an easel so you are not distracted by the background.
My grandfather will voice over the story as the painting is being developed, and there will be some ojibwe-esque music playing in the background just to add some more interest and to add to the theme of the video.
-Have recording of story and music ready to go.
Begin preliminary drawings for the painting, begin to paint
-Finish painting w/ stop motion pictures, editing.