I do a little bit of animation from time to time. I can do some very simple things, like make pseudo-neon flashing signs, and I can ripple the surface of water etc and like I said, that is all very simple. These following pieces by their various artists are just out of this world. I have no doubt that I will never achieve anything close to their greatness.
This guy never ceases to amaze me. It really makes me want to do even something so simple as the neon sign effect.
I had been unable to find the artist who created the following piece and I searched quite a few places for quite some time. Just ran across his name today. It’s a trip.
Mat Lucas works by day as a graphic designer and by night runs a Tumblr of experimental art called 89—A. He is based in the UK and rumor has it that many of his GIFs begin as a problem he’s facing while learning various graphics and video applications. Those include Cinema4D, After Effects, and Photoshop. The byproduct of his experimentation is often ethereal geometric forms that pulsate, rotate and contract in various hypnotic patterns. However they start out, they end up being pretty cool.
David Whyte is a Ph.D. candidate at Trinity College in Dublin and has co-authored papers on esoteric topics like a Z-cone model for the energy of an ordered foam, and is also a prolific artist whose medium of choice is the animated gif. The following is his creation.
So what do you think? Awesome right? You know it’s so.