Vincent Bal is a filmmaker from Belgium. He likes to doodle and draw ever since he was a kid and it turned out as a useful skill that he uses for making storyboards and in communicating with the crew. He has done so far several films and commercials, but his recent work creating shadow doodles, that has nothing to do with that, gained instant popularity on social media to his surprise and he liked it.
While he was working on a new script, he has noticed how his teacup made a nice shadow on a piece of paper so he drew some lines on it and suddenly the shadow was an elephant. He posted his work on Facebook and very soon the image got viral. He continued with this kind of shadow drawings every day and now there is a nice collection of witty, interesting shadow doodles that you can check out in the gallery.
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“I’ve always been making little drawings, ever since I was a kid.
Coming from Belgium, the land of Tintin and Lucky Luke of course, I wanted to be a comic strip maker.
But fate and study (and the attraction of the silver screen) turned me into a filmmaker.
While I was working on a new script last April, I noticed how my teacup made a nice shadow on a piece of paper.
I drew some lines on it and suddenly the shadow was an elephant.
I took a pic with my phone and posted it on Facebook.
Before I knew it, this pic was shared and liked as never before. I was surprised how much people liked my shadow doodles.
Since that day I’ve been posting a doodle a day.
Sometimes with shadows, sometimes with objects, always with a silly punchline.
I love how quick it is. I have an idea, make it, and find an audience, all in less than half an hour.
I love the freedom. There are no restrictions.
I can just watch a shadow and see if I recognise a shape.”
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