Drawing Inspiration: An Animated Film about Routine & Serendipity
By Maria Popova
Drawing Inspiration is a charming animated modern-day fable about serendipity and the deep desire to transcend aimlessness. It tells the story of a man all too enslaved by his routine who one day finds some mysterious sketches on the park bench he visits daily. The drawings prompt him to reconsider the world and his place in it, as he encounters a young boy whose innocent hunger for the world helps peel away those layers of protection and reclusion.
The making-of instills an even deeper sense of appreciation for both the animation technique and the broader creative vision behind the project.
The work of a team of writers, directors, animators and artists, Drawing Inspiration is the kind of quiet smile-inducer that makes you breathe a little more deeply as you walk to work and look a little more closely as you stroll among your fellow beings.
Published March 2, 2011