Imagine you could just invent your own species? Well, David Luepschen has decided to do just that with his animated short, Haerskogen. Take a break. Take a walk through the woods with some his vector based animation.
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I got an email recently with “Yum Yum” in the title, and just assumed that it was from the Yum Yum the writer of the ‘Boost & Boobs‘ blog I’m an avid fan of. But I soon found out that it was a notification about the work of Beth Algieri and Jonny Plummer who for the graphic team Yum Yum. The two person team are both directors and designers with “a common passion for creating new and exciting things”, and their work shows they mean it. From animation to illustration to design, Yum Yum has created some brilliant, simple, and attention grabbing imagery. They recently started on some work for Wired magazine, you can check out more of their work here.
It took four talented students over five months (and “about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches”) to create the amped up animation short, Mac ‘n’ Cheese. The Dutch animation team, Tom Hankins, Gijs van Kooten, Guido Puijk, Roy Nieterau, created this piece as fourth year students at Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands. The team was inspired by action game Team Fortress 2 and another great animated short, Meet Buck.
When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!
Even a bit of the Grateful Dead’s classic rock song, Casey Jones is thrown in for good measure.
When it comes to digital art, people have many different opinions as what qualifies. Oswald is a digital artist with a unique style. His technique involves a combination of photo manipulation and digital painting techniques and the results are often stunning. No matter what you call his style, it’s awesome. Check the method.
There are some truly great graphic artists out there online who turn in work that rivals those of the professionals who get paid the big bucks. Evidence such another great talent has just manifested itself over at SlashFilm in the form of some great computer animated character designs for one of my favorite films of all-time: Ghostsbusters. The man behind the work in question is Fabrizio Fioretti who merely worked on these designs in his free time on evenings and weekends. The collection reminds me so much of the ‘TMNT‘ version of the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles. These are truly breathtaking and make our proton-packing heroes look like they just came straight out of Pixar Animation Studios. Here are Fabrizio Fioretti’s computer animated Ghostbusters characters.
Flip books have always amazed me for the simple fact that you have to start over every single page, and make on minute detailed change. About a week ago, I posted up a ridiculous animation with balloons instead of the traditional flip book, but after seeing the entire “history” of the world drawn out on paper, I knew the original was well worth mentioning. Check the method below.
Everyone remembers the old flip books you’d try and make during a boring class in middle school. Well apparently the marketing folks over at good old MTV Brazil have decided to ‘fill’ the idea with an interesting air. The video below is an ad that consists of hundreds of balloons set up in a line, each with a slightly different illustration on it. They simply moved the camera forward, which caused the balloon in front to pop, and reveal the next in line. An incredibly strenuous illustration process I’m sure, but an incredible effect at the end. Check the method below.
A fantastic short film with top-notch art direction, animation and sound design. The ending is great, too. We have Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen and Jonas Georgakakis to thank for putting this together. It’s ridiculous how sick the concept, the animation, and the script are all exceptional. Well done.
The purrty picture above isn’t something out of the MOMA in San Francisco, it’s whats called a Particle Flow Animation. Having been an animation major before studying sound engineering, I know how hard ‘tiny particles’ are to pull off properly while animating. Be it Maya, After Effects, 3D Studio Max, or whatever, it’s a b*tch. Working with veterans in the visual effects game such as Adam Patton has given me a further appreciation of how hard it is to pull off something that is visually stunning but still appears simple. In this collection, you’ll find 15 excellent particle flow animations. They vary in length and subject but all of them are breathtaking once you can appreciate the time and effort it took to create these pieces. It’s amazing what particle flow is capable of doing now-a-days. Check the method below to see these usages of particle flow, and just try to fathom the complexity it took to produce these demonstrations.
I know I’ve said once or twice that I used to be a 3D animation major before getting into the studio engineering field. As a former animator I have an eye for sick talent in places where most people wouldn’t appreciate the skill and time put into a piece of work. The short animation Après la Pluie is essentially about a boy’s imagination taking him through a crazy episode with a giant fish that loves bananas. (Kinda wacky, I know.) But none the less, its a visually appealing animation from the colors used, to the effects, to the melding of different styles of animation. So if your at work with a few minutes before your boss passes by, or just at school or home, check it out.
Culled from images cut out from numerous skateboard magazines such as Monster Skateboard, Limited Skateboarding and Place, Cologne Germany’s Tilles Singer put together this short stop motion animation titled Skateboardanimation.”A ton of digital photos, a ton of real life magazines, an hour of recording music,” went into it, says Singer. Not only is the idea rad, but Singer does a beautiful job shooting it, and populating his world with tiny, charming nuances like flower buds, leather-bound books and even sparklers for his rail slides. Nice.