If you haven't heard about Tony White's 2-D Liberation Movement and the associated Draw-4-2D project, let me fill you in. Tony White is an award-winning animator, author of animation books and teacher of animation who for years has been trying in various ways to spotlight 2D animation as a dying art and craft, and to stimulate a revival. Tony points out that whereas 2D animation once flourished in the US, now it has all but died out in theatrical production, while in Europe and Asia 2D films are still being created and enjoyed. American distributors seldom show any interest in these works.
The Draw-4-2D project is to solicit drawings to be contributed by at least a hundred artists from around the world, plus written statements of support and inspiration, to be published as a book. The artwork may also appear in a gallery presentation at a future date.
As a fervent advocate of the preservation and continuance of 2D animation myself, it was my pleasure to contribute a drawing for this effort.
|My contribution to Draw-4-2D.|