I’ve got into the habit of looking at practically anything and thinking ‘how can I turn that into animation?’ During a clearout, I found five lino prints that I’d made in an art class – all from the same linocut but with different ink.
With the colour removed, only the differences in print quality show up. I think this gives an impression of life or animation in the image – a sense of time passing – even though nothing is moving. I wonder if a fully animated film would feel even more ‘alive’if backgrounds were painted several times over, but as identical as possible, rather than using a single image. Of course that would make them five times as expensive.