This is one of my first attempts at cell frame animation and the seed of the longer piece I’m working on now. I began it last year as a interpretation of a painting by titian, and I had in mind the notation of written music as I was drafting some of the visuals. I hoped to develop the sequence into the final animation, but the needs of the story demanded I cut this sequence in particular. “Kill your darlings,” the saying goes. Maybe in time I’ll revisit and expand it, but for now here, take a look.