Animated GIFs

I create animated GIFs with handmade drawings. I like to keep it simple, sensitive, just the necessary to give some life to my characters. Next to the GIF, I show here the illustrations which compose the animation. In the one you can see just below, I used a black felt pen on cream sketch paper. It’s sometimes nicer to appreciate the paper texture.

A work about bird movements around trees, represented here in a graphic and minimal style. I wanted to play with this contrast between the thick colored brush and the fine pen and ink drawing.

Girl’s mind … -felt pen-

For this one, I used tempera for the brown color and satin paint for the blue. On the originals drawings we can see better the different between the brown/gold paint which is very matte next to the blue, intensive and bright. We can see the movement of the painting as is not a solid tone and the watercolor paper texture.

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Two of the GIFs have been presented in festivals. One have been projected in the B.U.CO. for the “Bilbolbul Off” international festival of comics 2019 in Bologna, Italy. The idea was that a group of African percussion musicians play in live during the projection for the inauguration. We can identify an African atmosphere, thanks to the animals, plants and graphics.

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The other one have been projected on the facade of a building for “Das Klavier in der Volme”, festival organized for the Crystal Night commemoration, in Hagen, Germany, 2018. The original idea for the animation comes from Slavica Stoltenhoff. A Jewish pianist has been killed in this building during this night on 9th-10th fo November 1938 and his piano thrown away from the window, falling down into the river. In the GIF, the piano comes back to the window.

For this watercolor GIF I wanted to play with a kind of transformation, the different plants mix together and seems to move, changing its aspect.

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A simple head movement with shadow and light using oil pastels and black ink.

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