I have to admit that I'm not the type of person to sit and watch random videos on YouTube or Vimeo. I typically click play and without much delay, I become bored. Yet, with Yulya Aronova's "My Mom is an Airplane" animation I quickly had the opposite reaction.
Frame after frame, I was pleasantly surprised with tiny creative touches. Like the part of the video where the mom-plane swooshes by a grey rain cloud revealing a sun with its rays, wet as if coming out of a hot shower. Or the Eiffel Tower blowing a kiss at the Tower of Pisa, knocking him over to give it that trademark lean. Very clever stuff.
But alas, I've spoiled too much, now go enjoy six awesome minutes.
Anton Marrast makes surreal pictures. He plays with photographs he's taken himself and edits them together to create his digital art. You can see some of them featured in his interview over at Empty Kingdom.
But he also loves working on paper. To me, his drawings seem to capture a perfectly still frame from some interesting movie that has yet to come out. I want to know the story behind each one of them.