I've been a long time fan of Julia's animated movies, but her latest tops the cake for me. Incredibly heartfelt, Julia draws the coming of age story of Oscar and his experience with leaving something he loves behind. Like him, I can still feel this emotion in the pit of my stomach. Kudos, Julia Pott.
This animation by Denis Chapon is epic. There can be nothing more important for you to do right now than to watch this.
In 2008, with no exact plan in place, Denis just took to doodling on the backside of used paper. He made 12 drawings a day (that equaled one second of animation). And then, each of the following days, he took the last three drawings from the day before and kept on animating. Three years later, that slow accumulation of little bits of effort over time rendered an incredible movie that's captivating to watch and completely filled with spontaneity. What an incredible victory.
Yes, I know this is not doodling. This is drawing (by Tokyo based artist SHOHEI) taken to a whole new level. I've never seen detail and shading done like this using only a ball point pen. Simply amazing. Watch it three or four times, and then share it with everyone you know.
Oh and I strongly suggest you watch this in full screen mode.
Press play and take eight minutes of your day to sit back and enjoy the inside of ema's sketchbook as nail-polished finger tips guide you from page to page -- through leaves, space, love, animals, mushrooms, patterns, landscapes and more.
Cartoon Characters is a collaboration by three Dutton brothers: Mike Dutton (the artist), Henry Dutton (the music creator) and lastly, David Dutton (who master-minded the whole project).
David explains that he started off the project by raiding "all of [Mike's] sketchbooks; getting scans or shooting the more awkward pages" with his Canon 7D camera and that's the great thing about this video, you can see the personality and ever-changing tone in Mike's sketchbook as it gracefully animates frame by frame.
This music video for We Cut Corners by Kijek / Adamski is a must see. I've already watched it three times while waiting for my coffee to brew. The entire two and a half minutes was done with markers on paper, that's it! Well, that, and a whole lot of talent ;)
I was planning on doing a post about someone else today, but then I found this amazing little film by Aaron Wendel on Vimeo. Immediately I forgot what I was planning to write today and just drowned in this beautiful animation. Now, as soon as I finish this post, I'm going back on Aaron's profile to watch the rest of his work. See you there!