Log in

No account? Create an account
Current Month
Ink Rain, the art of John Willanski.
Nov. 27th, 2008 @ 09:59 am Up comming screening!
About this Entry
ink rain logo
Do you feel: accomplishedaccomplished
Can you hear: Switchfoot - Shadow Proves the Sunshine
The Digitopia Animation Initiative has enabled the creation of three short films. They were made with very different animation styles and techniques but all use digital animation.

Time and Place
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street Adelaide, Australia
Phone: 0884100979
Email: info@mrc.org.au

A modern-day gothic fairy tale tells the story of Pali, a young boy lured into the deep dark forest despite the warnings of his grandfather, Alim.
Team: John Willanski, Emily Brindal, Steven Ready, Alex Brindal, Colin Zammit, Anna Kotoousova
Animation: 2D cutout (Ink Rain technique).
Mentor: Monkeystack

When a science experiment goes wrong, Andy believes he has gained super powers and sets about defending justice in the schoolyard. But after realising he’s not as super as he first thought, Andy discovers what makes a real hero.
Team: Tim Cannan, Levi George, Johnny Cousins, Sam Williams, Scott Wright
Animation: 2D Characters, 3D background/foreground elements.
Mentor: The People’s Republic of Animation

Rolf the monkey finds himself stuck in a big city and struggles to adjust to his new surroundings.
Team: Roy Masterman, Bill Northcott, David Smith, Heath Dingle
Animation: Hybrid 2D/3D.
Mentor: Rising Sun Pictures

The Digitopia Animation Initiative is supported by the South Australian Film Corporation and the Department for Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology.

Nov. 3rd, 2008 @ 10:57 pm Hello world 2.0
About this Entry
ink rain logo
Do you feel: workingoverwhelmed
Can you hear: God God Dammit Dammit - SA Waste Vol.1

abandon all hop ye who enter here.

I think I may have died some time today and I must have lead an evil life as tonight I find myself in the depths of HTMhell!
I've found a computer is a very dumb animal. It does exactly what it's told without question or interpenetration and on the rare event that it does do what I want it comes through the wrong size, colour or shape. I love computers and technology when they do what I want them to in a nice and timely way. vector illustration is one of my true loves and photo manipulation too. even digital animation (although tedious at times) is very rewarding.

HTML on the other hand is like pulling teeth with a pair of rusty tweezers. I find myself working very hard to change the colour of text. I'm still very much luring my way around the wonderful world of the internet 2.0 and Redbubble has been an excellent shallow end for me to dip my toes in. I've mostly been lurking but I guess now is the time to dive in and sink or swim. tommorow I'm going to tackle bubble sites.

Personal flotation devices.

Facebook, Why Marketers Should Pay Attention To It
LJ redbubble
facebook fan page
Facebook application

Oct. 9th, 2008 @ 11:44 am T-Shirts
About this Entry
ink rain logo
Do you feel: optimisticoptimistic
Can you hear: The cat empire - So many nights

Buy my t-shirts
Jul. 5th, 2008 @ 11:31 pm Ink Rain with a new begining.
About this Entry
ink rain logo
Do you feel: accomplishedaccomplished
Can you hear: John Lee Hooker - Stomp boogie

Who's the what?

In case you were wondering I've renamed my Live Journal from "Dishlexicman" to "inkrain".
I've been planing to use this blog to as an artist blog, Link it to my website with RSS and use it as a bit of an events diary as well as my Facebook and Myspace pages.

What's with the icon?

The icon is my new Ink Rain logo. I've been redesigning the logo to be adaptable, scalable and more animate able.
Photobucket Photobucket

Here's the flier for the overflow

Jun. 23rd, 2008 @ 01:32 pm There's going to be some changes around here
About this Entry
ink rain logo
Do you feel: busybusy
Can you hear: Gnarls Barkley - Necromancing
Here's the usual weeks worth of daily drawings.

Black Dusks by ~inkrain on deviantART
cut for art.Collapse )

Web 2.0

Aside from being very busy with an exhibition, an animation, a grant application and a puppet play I've been playing around with the idea of changing my image host to fall in line with some of the web 2.0 stuff I've been reading about. I think I might try out a few and see what happens.
I'm not sure I like the deviantart logo all over everything. If anyone has a good image host they can recommend I'd love to hear about it.
cut for more art.Collapse )
Jun. 12th, 2008 @ 11:35 am I got a monster in my head
About this Entry
Ink Rain
Do you feel: sickStill sick
Can you hear: Gnarls Barkley - The Boogie Monster
Art for each day update.Collapse )
Jun. 11th, 2008 @ 11:05 am And then there was this big black rush and then...
About this Entry
ink rain logo
Do you feel: sicksick
Can you hear: Carmina Burana - Orff

I only just woke up

I've been medicating my cold with paracetamol and more mild stuff such as wasabi, horse radish and garlic during the day and hard stuff like pseudoephedrine or Phenylephrine hydrochloride during the night. These drugs are dangerous for me as I'm very sensitive to them. They can knock me out for hours at a time.
The thing that scares me most about it is that I don't dream. I get this kind of time drop where I close my eyes for a second and it's ten hours later (and this is the "Non drowsy formula") and I still feel tired. Needless to say I avoid driving after taking these.
I usually wake during the REM cycle and so I remember my dreams very well but on pseudoephedrine all I get is a second of black.

Talking films

I've solved the problem with exporting and managed to get my footage onto DVD to be presented last night at Kion. I even made a menu system with a bit of Ink Rain in it. It went down very well and I think Kino is starting to take off again. I'd like to go to Sydney for their Kino but it doesn't look likely at the moment.
With regards to the Dusk Day film I'm working on the storyboards and hope to get them finalized on the weekend to get the whole thing rolling.

and all is right with the world, well almost

I got a new graphics tablet pen delivered today and it works strait out of the box. I'm thinking of hiding it in a box so the cat cant get at it. Now all I need to do is get over this cold and I'll be right.
Jun. 8th, 2008 @ 11:38 pm trils and tribulations,
About this Entry
ink rain logo
Do you feel: sicksick
Tags: , , ,

I hate exporting video!

I hate to bitch about things after not posting here for so long but...I've finished an animation for the moving images festival as part of SALA and now all I need to do is put it on DVD.
The way I did it before is not working for some reason. This seems to happen every single time I try to put something on DVD something to do with codecs and not outputting in a version computable with flash 5.
All I really want a button that says "put this on DVD" and not have to go through all this crap about exporting to this then moving this to this and changing this setting before it will go into this and work with this which means that that won't like it so I need to use this instead but with this setting switched to this and this but then using this instead of this as this doesn't work with this setting set to this so this will output as a steaming pile of crap! I've really got to get this stuff figured out.

A pen, a pen, my kingdom for a pen!

I've also lost the pen for my graphics tablet. I've always been very particular and meticulous about keeping it in it's rightful spot, in the little holder on the top of the tablet. but when I went to use it this afternoon it was all kinds of not there. I spent a fair chunk of time searching for the darn thing and turned up a Stanly knife, a comb, a paper on the Blender free ware pipeline, no less than 7 lead pencils, a roll of waxed dental floss and a set of headphones.
This means I can't do any work with till I find it or get a new pen or even upgrade.
and to top it all off I've got a cold.
May. 1st, 2008 @ 12:07 pm Aroma of tea and ideas
About this Entry
Ink Rain
Can you hear: The White Seal - pt 1

Got grant!

I got a grant! It's to do an animated short film. It's supported by the PRA and Monkey Stack and it has distribution as part of it. The really cool thing is its got distribution so its going to be made and then get out there.
The film I'm making is going to be done in Ink Rain and it's set in a forest so I'm going to be drawing a lot of trees.

Art of the last few days!

A Cowboy!
I'm not really sure what this is but I had a dream about it so I drew it.
Apr. 28th, 2008 @ 11:44 pm Everybody do the collaps!
About this Entry
ink rain logo
Can you hear: Zulya and the Children of the Underground - 3 Nights

It's too darn cold...

the weather has closed in a little and now we're stuck under a great bug cold snap.

Hello LJ my odd friend

Well it's been a while since my last post, so here's a brief rundown of what's been happening. *thinks* I've been diving, boots and all, into the development grant I got last year, learning some crazy new skills like felting and mosaic. I've written and submitted two more grant applications, so figures crossed. I've got a venue for the SALA festival WOO! It's called tape Deck Razor Blade. I'm excited because it's central and all hip and cool. I'm over haling my website to include a blog and shop. I've been doing a puppetry development as part of Pooka Puppets. It's going to be great, it uses projection and corridor lighting.


Here be arts. I've been keeping up with this drawing every day thing for around 230 days now and still going strong. I'm going to put it into my new improved site once I figure out the design stuff.
Follow me to lots of Arts in no particular order.Collapse )

And while we're on the subject I've got some work in the up coming youth scape exhibition for the Royal South Australian Society of Art http://www.rsasa.com