THE EPIC STUDY OF THE HUMAN FIGURE
2. Structuration in Space-Time
Moving a step further, Life-Drawing involves a structural analysis of the figure in a virtual 3D space. Read More
It is here where the biomechanical aspect of the subject comes to light. We enter a phase of anatomical exploration of the living being in the conditions of space and time. This is where Life drawing freely makes use of basic geometrical structures to map a virtual 3D space.
If the first stage of drawing is to establish “soul” or the continuity and general flow of the figure, to capture a trace of its temporal life, this second stage is about discontinuity and discreetness in space, fixing an understanding of its basic structures in three dimensional space.
Choice soul, in whom, as in a glass, we see,
Mirrored in thy pure form and delicate,
What beauties heaven and nature can create,
The paragon of all their works to be!
I designed and directed this introductory sequence for the miniseries Once Upon A Sign featuring Ben Bahan, star professor of Gallaudet University. I conceptualized, storyboarded, and directed this sequence, which was finally animated by John Dillon. Art Direction and Backgrounds by Vickie Pellouchoud.
In close collaboration with ASL community, I designed and directed this sequence for the episode The Magic Mirror, which features the animation of an ASL Poem. Read More
A sample of my feature animation work, which began in 1991 during the production of BEAUTY & THE BEAST, Read More
A showcase of my Effects Animation work for Warner Bros. Feature with highlights from OSMOSIS JONES, Read More
Creative-Being in the World
A collection of his personal and animated works, Norland shows a diversity of functions in both production and pre-production worlds.
Artist and Thinker, Educator in Art and Philosophy, Norland was inspired by the Masters of the Renaissance during his formative years at CalArts (1990-1999).
Creative-Being is a personal publishing company which covers a range of philosophical disciplines, including mythology, philosophy and art.
Focusing on the study of the Popol-Wuh, the Maya epic of creation, Norland shares his doctoral research into this ancient Book of the Counsel in the light of its own mytho-historic form of consciousness.
Do you need to improve your drawing skills?
Bring your skull cap and draw with Norland at Local Museums