Don't get me wrong, Neil, I do embrace new technology, though I am not particularly happy with what ts introduction has done to my 2-D animation industry. I would, however, be very happy to sit down of an evening with a couple of bottles of wine and reminisce about old times. There was something very satisfying after a day of literally 'cutting and pasting'. (Yes, the smell f cow gum!), or actually developing and printing photographs, physically cutting and splicing film and sound tape. You actually felt justified going out to the union bar and letting your hair down.
Then later in the animation studio, spending a day keeping a point on your pencil along with twenty or so colleagues and going home smelling of graphite. Even today, my own grown up kids can remember that smell.
Thank you for the web site, right up my street! I am particularly fond of the collective work of the London Sketch Club. I can't help it, if I can't see basic draftsmanship and drawing skill behind a piece, it vever holds my attention.