When I was a kid, my father had a subscription to The New Yorker. I would study the covers and remember thinking how amateurish the illustrations were. My young eyes did not yet understand and appreciate the insight and restraint of many great illustrations. (Haha… I remember feeling so strongly about it that I wrote to them and offered my services.)
Christoph Niemann understands whatever it is that equips you to see the world as a series of story snapshots. To me, he is the quintessential idea animator. Have a look…
He also speaks about the process and the fears of the creative:
1. I’m not good enough
2. My work is irrelevant and soon I’ll go broke
3. I’m out of ideas
I like the message. No magic pills, he prescribes instead, a common sense approach.
Image: © Christoph Niemann 2017, www.christophniemann.com