Bill Plympton has started work

Bill Plympton has started work on his next animated feature film, “Hair High”. You can watch him draw live from a webcam pointed over his desk. Great idea, especially for an independent filmmaker with a limited/non-existent budget for promotion. It uses a Java applet that updates every second or so, which unfortunately doesn’t do the artist’s skill justice – he draws like a madman, seemingly taking any point on the character and meandering around it until it’s complete, as if he can see the drawing on the paper and is just tracing over it.

Manton Reece @manton