Wednesday, November 2, 2011

ASIFA Drink 'n Draw at the Peculiarium

Some of us Portland Urban Sketchers tagged along with the Portland branch of ASIFA (Association International du Film d’Animation) for a Halloween Drink 'n Draw at The Peculiarium in Northwest Portland!

The ASIFA folks set up three light tables, and we were all encouraged to take turns making 10 frames of animation, following their simple guidelines. Alanna, Tad, and I each did one set. At the end, more experienced animators connected the end of each series with the beginning of the next to make seamless loops, after which we got to watch what we had done on the projection screen! It was awesome; I look forward to trying this again now that I have a little bit of a feel for how it turns out.

Here are some ASIFA folks at work on their animation frames (surrounded by the grotesque masks of the Peculiarium)...


The Peculiarium is a crazy place - an art gallery of the weird and macabre combined with a candy shop/novelty store/snack bar that will sell you meal worms to sprinkle on your ice cream, which you can eat as you stick your head up through the hole in the alien autopsy table.


Thanks for the fun, ASIFA, and thanks for the weird environs, Peculiarium!


  1. Awesome video of your creations at this event...looks like fun and challenging at the same time!
    Great people drawings with a wonderful sense of the location and ambiance of the place.