“When you don’t know what you want,
You just repeat yourself again;
In the end, you just repeat yourself again.
When you don’t know who you are,
You dig yourself the hole you’re in.”
Another stunner from Gotye, y’all…this time with visuals by Saiman Chow. Grab your headphones, dive-in and enjoy.
A big thanks is due to Colton for the heads-up! Cheers!
“The story of Beopup, a little fox who goes hunting in the woods and uncovers something rather unpleasant…”
Diggin’ this cute and whimsical (but a bit dark, too) animation by recent CalArts grad, Sabrina Cotugno. Enjoy!
A big thanks to Timo Cox for sending this one our way – cheers!
This time lapse video of Joe Fenton drawing is a bit deceiving; since the lighting remains consistent and his wardrobe only appears to change a few times you might think he completed The Lullaby in a matter of a few days.
It took two months.
As I was watching full-screen – the progress bar and UI conveniently hidden away – I kept thinking the video was about to end; how much more detail could he possibly add? What else was there left to do? Just graphite on Arches would have sufficed but Joe pushes it to some next-level shit when he busts out the airbrush, white gouache and muted water watercolors to further enhance its three-dimensionality.
The backing music by his brother, Julian, is a nice compliment to the visuals: mysterious, ethereal and subdued. Full screen and headphones, y’all.
“Are you sure about this? What about that? Do you remember that? Do you know where we’re going at least? We’re not lost, are we?”
‘Old Fangs’ is a short film directed by Adrien Merigeau and Alan Holly that was produced at Cartoon Saloon in Kilkenny, Ireland. It has won a slew of awards and, after watching it, you’ll understand why. Lots of heavy themes here – kind of reminds me of Gauguin’s Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?.
A gorgeously animated take on the bizarre world of bullfighting packed with strange visions, hallucinations and loads of symbolism. It’s rather nice, really. MATATORO was directed and animated by Mauro Carraro, Raphaël Calamote and Jérémy Pasquet, all students at the Arles campus of Supinfocom in France. Well done, lads!
Another stunner from french school of awesome, Gobélins. This tale about growing up, love and loss of innocence was lovingly crafted, completely without dialogue in a beautiful watercolor aesthetic, by De Nicolas Athane, Brice Chevillard, Alexis Liddell, Françoise Losito and Mai Nguyen with sound design by Vincent Hazard and music from Pablo Pico. It’s gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS stuff – CHEERS!
This video was directed/hand-painted by Irina Dakeva of WIZZ. It’s comprised of around 2000 watercolor paintings drafted one after another. Hey music-industry! Keeping hiring her to make stuff like this, please! The music by Breakbot is pretty rad, too.