<many of the intermediary stages in the animation create bizarre hybrids of works which are less obvious as being derived from Klee's originals. the artwork was in a constant state of transformation creating a shimmering intangible effect. the individual phases used to create the movement were never designed to be viewed as unique frames. over 95% of the artwork in talfaw is only ever on screen once for 1/12th of a second but the preparation is painstakingly done nevertheless. Alan (the key rendering artist) used to describe this approach as 'bringing in a full symphony orchestra to play a single note'.../>
a cel from the strange growth sequence
< the ruling pen tracing technique is shown in this scene from the behind the lines.../>
<the artwork for the underwater sequences was far too complex and extensive to trace every element a subtly different colour. here the line was traced in solid white lines and colourised afterwards by wiping dyes over the surface. the unpredicability of the result added a shimmering extra dimension of movement.../>
waveform 1 based on a page from the city records (1928)