Welcome to my GIF finds!
I’ve had a bit of fun going through my tumblr and Pinterest accounts, trying to recall the gif image locations I saved or had reblogged.
I tried to look in to them a bit more, and find out who had created them and what they do, so to start off…
Tom Hardwick’s an Illustrator, who had graduated from Hull School of Art and design. When I was doing some research for simple animated gifs, that appeared to be hand drawn, I was struck by how simplistic, but effective the animated scene was with in the moving image. When I think about this gif, I find it remarkable how I didn’t even consider layering up a still image and a moving image. I would like to see how I can animate two different images on the separate layers and see where I can take it from there, but I may need to keep in mind of how they’re going to move, and what they’re going to do in terms of my words.
I need to consider line, mark, colour, shape and form.
Another thing I may have to bear in mind, is that I need to communicate the word in some way.
Being able to depict frustrations or things that people may relate to, he does it so precisely and easily through the small actions.
Another freelance artist and animator.
Another animator whose gifs/animations are simple, yet enjoyable to watch. There’s something so smooth and flexible about his images, that make them so enjoyable.