Animal Crossing: Oil paintings by Mayuka Yamamoto of enigmatic children dressed as animals

Creative Boom

It was the cute, welcoming game of mundane fruit picking and creative crafting that got us through the first lockdown, now Animal Crossing has inspired a new series of paintings by Japanese artist Mayuka Yamamoto.

An anime-inspired campaign for Wagamama by Danish anime director Mads Broni and Passion Animation Studios

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MullenLowe has collaborated with Danish anime director Mads Broni and Passion Animation Studios to create an anime-inspired campaign for one of the UK's favourite restaurant chains, Wagamama. Created through a combination of hand-drawn and computer illustrated artwork, the film brings together a broad range of modern, diverse references and characters, with each frame existing as a unique illustration inspired by anime art.

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Top 9 Best Animation Courses Online (Free & Paid)

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Animation has come a long way from the first animated cartoon in 1908, but thankfully as the technology of animation has moved forward, so have the opportunities that amateur animators have to not only learn their craft but to improve upon it as well.

Bobby Redmond's furlough animation is a psychedelic summer fantasy

Creative Boom

Furloughed from his usual work, he set about creating A Fever Dream of Summer Lost, an animation that takes the form of a "psychedelic fantasy of all things summer," as the designer puts it. Yet the beauty of animation lies in its capacity to create entirely new worlds that are full of the joy that's been wrung out of the one we have to inhabit physically. Originally from Bunclody in southeast Ireland, Redmond works across graphic design, illustration, animation and painting.

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Womb Stories: Nisha Ganatra directs 'boundary-smashing' animated campaign for Libresse & Bodyform

Creative Boom

Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Nisha Ganatra has directed Womb Stories , a unique and beautiful animated film for Libresse & Bodyform that hopes to dispel myths, encourage a positive conversation and address the life-changing moments in a woman's life, from miscarriages and the menopause to endometriosis. There are six animated sequences, each featuring a different style of animation to show the "inner-worlds that act as reflections to the realities of the uterus".

Isle of Chair: short animation explores mental illness through falling furniture

Creative Boom

Originally from Taiwan, Ivyy Chen is an animation director and illustrator based in London. Her recently completed passion project, Isle of Chair , is a six-minute animation inspired by Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood and her own, and others', experience of mental illness.

'What happened when we all stopped', a beautiful animated poem narrated by Jane Goodall

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And it's now been turned into an animated poem, narrated by celebrated anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall. Dr Jane Goodall was so inspired by Tom's poem that she agreed to provide the voiceover for the video inspired by the book, created by TED-Ed’s renowned animators. Best-selling author Tom Rivett-Carnac has written a children's book to share a positive message of hope as we emerge from the lockdown.

Classic book and album covers brought to life in gorgeous, hypnotic animations

Creative Boom

Lederer has animated some absolute classic graphics for your viewing pleasure. Henning has animated more than 200 book covers, so far. You can see more of his animated covers via his Vimeo channel Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could see what some of our favourite vintage book and album covers look like in motion? Well, wonder no more, as Henning M. Called Books & Sleeves , the project is something the German freelance designer and motion graphics artist began in 2015. "As

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Happiness is Easy: Rainbow-coloured oil paintings of woven animals by Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak

Creative Boom

With intensely saturated colours and a whole dose of contrast, her works in Happiness is Easy feature vibrant animals that are made of materials as if woven out of thread and decorative fabrics. Contemporary artist Ewa Pro?czuk-Kuziak

25 Fantastic Logo Templates Featuring Animals & Pets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We bet you love your animal friends! So the next time you’re designing a logo or brainstorming branding possibilities, it might be time to get some inspiration from the animal world. Let’s dive into these stunning logo templates featuring animals and pets!

How to Turn Yourself Into Animated Cartoon in Zoom.Us

Graphic Mama

You might be wondering why you would want to turn yourself into an animated cartoon, it’s a reasonable question. All you need is Adobe Character Animator, which you can use for free with performer mode activation. What you will need to get animated in Zoom.Us.

Aerial shots of basketball courts transformed into a surreal and satisfying animation

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Earlier this year, the London-based Irish motion designer shared his series, The Big Flip , featuring animated "reverse dynamic experiments" that are all sports-related. Now he's back with a mixed media animation made in collaboration with Auckland-based aerial photographer Petra Leary. Petra picked out some of the images that she felt would work well with animation. Barry Chapman admits he has a slight obsession for basketball.

Eva Münnich's super sassy animation featuring 'The Flower Ladies' and '90s dance moves

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If you're wondering whether this shoe advertisement by Eva Münnich is real, think again; it's purely a cathartic exploration of sassiness and '90s dance moves by the London-based illustrator and animator. They're the result of Eva taking part in a Pictoplasma Academy workshop last year, and came to life through Robin Keast's 3D animation expertise. Robin – the animator and my boyfriend – saw them and immediately wanted to make them move.

Aardman creates a new animated film for Greenpeace to highlight the world's ocean crisis

Creative Boom

Aardman and Greenpeace have launched a powerful new animated film to highlight the plight of the world's oceans. To communicate Greenpeace's urgent message, Aardman used a mix of CGI and stop-frame animation, along with its usual gift for storytelling, humour and creativity.

Iris van den Akker on pushing diversity in animation, coping with a crisis and living with an ADHD brain

Creative Boom

Illustrator and animator Iris van den Akker is known for her graphic style, bold shapes and soft colours, and her work often features larger than life animals and strong female characters. I love animating as well and narratively work with illustration. Why animation too?

Quarantine Loops: Funny looping animations by Clim of life under quarantine

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From cooking naked in the kitchen and getting busy between the sheets to little moments of madness, the hope is that the looping animated clips will cheer us all up during this difficult time. Creative direction and animation is by Clim, compilation sound by Olga Wojciechowska. Barcelona studio Clim has been keeping itself entertained during lockdown by creating a series of 'Quarantine Loops', inspired by our current way of life.

If We Drew Modern Animals The Way We Draw Dinosaurs, Based On Bones Alone

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But what happens when you try to apply that to modern day animals? Animals animals dinosaurs historyBaboon When we see illustrations of dinosaurs done by Paleoartists in books the skeletal reconstructions are what many artists depend on when trying to draw dinosaurs.

Japanese Artist Creates Epic Anime Costumes For His Cats

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If you’re a fan of cats, anime, and adorable cats dressed in tiny anime costumes, this one is going to be a treat. If you know your anime well enough, you might be able to tell that most of the costumes he creates are based on. Design anime cats costumes japan

36 Days of Type gloriously illustrated and animated by Manchester designer Robert Lomas

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I've been moving into animation for some time and had just gone freelance, so I felt it was a great opportunity to get my name out there as well as try new things," says Robert. "It The bright and fun series of animated letters explores a journey through colour and continually evolves during the process. "I Based in Manchester, Robert Lomas is an independent graphic designer, specialising in animation, illustration and branding.

Cecilia Reeve's hand-drawn animated music video for Nijuu's latest song Blue is an underwater dream

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It took over 700 individual drawings for London artist Cecilia Reeve to make this incredible animated music video for Nijuu's latest song, Blue – one that conjures those dreamy feelings of freedom and solitude we experience when going for a swim.

Whoopi Goldberg calls for 'The Gigantic Change' in a beautiful new animation

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For World Environment Day, Passion Pictures in London has collaborated with Extinction Rebellion to create a beautiful animation starring Whoopi Goldberg and Livia Nelson. Directed by George Lewis and Nicola Jane Francis, The Gigantic Change looks back from 2050 to show people came together to save the world from the climate crisis. "As As we start to plan how to rebuild our world post-Covid, the film shows that a brighter future really is possible," says Extinction Rebellion.

Vintage-Style Illustrations Merge Animals, Insects, and Botanics to Form Bizarre Hybrid Creatures


Art Illustration animals birds humor plants watercolorAll images courtesy of Mark Brooks, shared with permission. Full of extraordinary creatures, the illustrated series The Creative Specimens seamlessly combines species into unusual hybrids. Similar in color, each organism is bizarre in form.

Free Adobe Character Animator Performer Mode – Exclusively for GraphicMama Fans

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Did you know that you can use Adobe Character Animator’s key recording features without even purchasing the software? In the following article, we will introduce you to the Performer Mode feature in Character Animator’s software, which is the free version of Adobe Character Animator. It’s the perfect way to get to know the software and try some cool animations for free. What is Performer mode in Adobe Character Animator?

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Perfect Imperfection: Photographer Documents The Beauty Of Animals With Disabilities

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Beau Was Taken In As A Stray And Had The Tips Of His Ears Resected When He Developed Skin Cancer From dogs with three legs to cats without eyes, the Perfect Imperfection photo series celebrates the intrinsic beauty of animals who have overcome adversity and adapted to a physical impairment.

Selfish: An Animated Short Explores the Tragic Impacts of Plastic Pollution


Created by Canada-based animator PoChien Chen , the appropriately named film begins by a chef plucking a detergent bottle from a pile of fresh fish, assembling various dishes made entirely of waste material, and subsequently serving them to a horrified trio of aquatic life.

The Secret Lives of Animals might look like a children's book but the story is for adults

Creative Boom

The pictures in this new children's book may have pleasing pastels, with cute animals, nursery rhymes, and playful sounds, but PETA invites you to take a closer look. The Secret Lives of Animals is part of a provocative campaign by Miami advertising agency The Community to show us the real story behind how we get our meat and goods. What might look like your average book for bedtime reveals the horrors animals go through on farms, circuses and in labs. "In

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Attack of the Blob-Based Animated Backgrounds in Web Design

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Animated backgrounds are a popular feature of modern websites. There are different kinds of animations. You can stumble upon: Particle animations ; Kaleidoscopic animations; Abstract 3D animations; Smooth geometric animations, and much more.

Photographer Turns Her Garden Into a Tiny Cafe; Shoots the Cutest Photos of Animal Visitors

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Animals animals backyard birds cafe squirrelsIt’s not an ordinary café as no human can get inside, sit down and order a drink. It was made by photographer Kristen Flagg in her own backyard, and its visitors are chipmunks, squirrels, and birds.

This Artist Gives Animals A Rainbow Makeover

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Inspirations animals makeover rainbowRamzy Masri is a talented Brooklyn-based graphic designer who uses rainbow colors as a major inspiration for his artwork.

Top 10 Tutorials to Learn Adobe Character Animator

Graphic Mama

Want to become a master in Adobe Character Animator? So what exactly does Adobe Character Animator do? It is software that uses your expressions and movements to animate characters in real-time. In these tutorials, you will learn the basics of the software so at the end of this article you will be able to create an animated puppet all by yourself. Getting Started in Adobe Character Animator (2020). Complete Animation Workflow.

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Adobe Character Animator: Everything You Need to Know + Free Puppets

Graphic Mama

Adobe Character Animator is definitely a great addition to this range as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud and whilst not so well known yet, it is sure to grow. Recently, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced that it will award Adobe Character Animator with an Emmy as a pioneering system that has broken new ground in television animation for live performance-based animation using facial recognition, and for showing excellence in engineering.

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IKEA Revamped Their 2021 Catalog To Include Animal Crossing Characters And Fans Are Loving It

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Animal Crossing is a social simulation video game series developed by Nintendo, and it’s currently considered to be one of the most popular video games in the whole world. For instance, its newest record-breaking game Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 1.88

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‘Tulip,’ a Needle-Felted Animated Short is “Fresh and Woolly Take” on ‘Thumbelina’

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Animator Andrea Love and illustrator Phoebe Wahl are working on an animated short film called “Tulip,” which is a “fresh and woolly take” on the Hans Christian Anderson tale Thumbelina. The stop-motion animation features felt and needle-felted wool sets that are as magical as the story.

10 Amazing Animated Text CSS & JavaScript Code Snippets

Speckyboy Design Magazine

These effects range from text display animations to 3D rotations or anything else you can imagine. You might also like these CSS Animation Tools. Title Animation. This animated title effect by Robin Treur follows the style of many movies or video games. The fade-in animation style reminds me of classic movies from the 1930s with the same slanted text. This way you can play the animation many times over to get a better look. Bracket Animation.

Passengers: Paintings by Matthew Grabelsky of half-human, half-animal creatures on New York's subway

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Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky creates hyperrealistic paintings with a surreal twist: his subjects are half-human, half-animal, often nonchalantly reading newspapers or magazines on public transport. Equally powerful is Grabelsky's reference to the state of captivity imposed on wild animals such as tigers, crocodiles and lions.

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Nastia Calaca on her charming animal sculptures, and the joy of teaching others and building a creative community

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The Ukrainian artist crafts charming, "fanciful" animals that wouldn't impress a stern zoologist but would raise a smile. Given my somewhat misanthropic nature, I usually prefer portraying animals to people. In truth, being a strict and demanding artist who prefers planning, discipline, and structured work to the chaotic stereotypical way of doing things, animals in suits was furthest from my mind.

Equal Justice Initiative animation

Communication Arts

In addition to explaining the dark history behind Confederate-named schools, “The Truth About Confederate-Named Schools” sheds a light on the consequences of racial inequality. Article

Japanese Hobbyist’s Mind-Blowing Models Look Exactly Like Anime Stills

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However, where the annokoromoti’s models stand out is that they don’t simply put them together out of a box, but actually turn them into artistic dioramas that look as if they could double as an anime still. Design anime craft japan miniature models plasic

Derpy Animals by Ceramicist Nastia Calaca Channel Peculiar Storybook Characters


Craft animals ceramics humorAll images © Nastia Calaca, shared with permission. As a child, Nastia Calaca dreamed of illustrating the magical stories she devoured. Five years ago, she tried her hand at ceramics and soon was sculpting physical iterations of the anthropomorphized characters she loved. Her current collection of handmade creatures includes dopey pups and startled anteaters that are crafted with distinct personas in mind.