Monday, February 15, 2016


Finishing my Master's thesis draws closer and closer. I need to hand it in in a couple of weeks. I should manage, but there are still a lot of things to work with. Details to polish, etc.

I've been doing an animation about my depression from which I suffered for years when I was younger. It's been an interesting task to think about those times again. My professor and the assistant have asked me many times if I'm ok dwelling into those things again. Yes, I am. Only now it all makes sense. When you are in the whirlpool it's hard to see the meaning in it, but nowadays it doesn't bother me anymore. :) And there's something very therapeutical to draw hundreds and hundreds of images of yourself. (I have around 2500 drawn pics of myself now.) Rotoscoping is fun, even if it takes ages. There must be a small masochist living in me, because I kinda enjoy it a lot to draw 12 fps for days on end. I used to be a perfectionist, but I've been able to shake it in the last years. And with rotoscoping it's cool, since small mistakes don't really matter. People only see the overall movement, not independent images.

Except if the animation gets paused. But even then there are beautiful moments. Here's my favourite spot from the whole film. There is just something in it that makes me happy. <3

A frame from my Master's thesis animation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bead weaving

Some time ago I found a new hobby: bead weaving. I bought myself a small but broad loom to make some accessories, etc. Sewing the beads into the loom is so relaxing. And I love to design the astronomy related patterns for handcrafting.

I'm currently doing my Master's thesis. It's a giant of a work, but I think I'll manage it in time. (I should give it back on 1.3.) Boy, I'm already looking forward to the time after the project... But it's been fun to work with it, so let's see when it's ready.

An iPhone pouch made by bead weaving
My first bead work: an iPhone pouch