Mariana Holtz Betiol

The Magic Pencil

Prompt: "The work that is yours to make." We were challenged to create work with a topic and medium of our choice.

Animation has historically been a male-dominated business. However, more women have been able to make their way in the industry with hard work and perseverance. Those women are making history and opening doors, inspiring and allowing for a new generation of girls to have the possibility of working in the field. The Magic pencil is a frame by frame hand drawn tells the story of Ace, a girl that finds a pencil that draws images that come to life. We follow her journey in discovering how to work with the pencil and, eventually, how to pass it on.