5 FOR 2015: 5 GIF Artists Who are Blowing Our Minds In 2015
1. Nancy Liang, Over the Moon
If you ever wondered what happens at night in your town – Nancy Liang’s GIFs are the answer to that! Her bewitching and fairytale-like images take you on a journey into a magical dreamland. See more of her work wonderful here!
WTR: What is the most challenging part about making GIFs?
While there are quite a few challenges, the one which stands out the most is being constantly attentive to movement and timing.
What themes seem to occur/reoccur in your work?
Whimsy and magic in mundane suburbia, cities and landscapes!
What are you currently reading?
‘Tales from Outer Suburbia’ by Shaun Tan.
2. sparrow, Of Sparrows
Busy, colorful and full of food are the best words to describe sparrow’s work. If you want to drool over their amazingly painted food and sceneries like us, check their gorgeous GIFs out here!
WTR: What are some of your favorite things to draw?
sparrow: Food! It’s so enjoyable it hardly seems like work. Desserts and sweet things are probably my favourite kinds of food to draw, and also every kind of bread. That lovely golden crust! Mmm, maillard reaction.
What was your last dream about?
I kept growing extra hands and eventually had way too many hands and everyone I went to for help kept making hand-puns and refused to get me any help. You could say things really
got out of hand then. (sorry)
What is your creative process like?
“Wouldn’t it be really awesome if (thing)?” and then I
go off and draw (thing). It’s not a very
impressive-sounding process, unfortunately, but it does work!
3. Kenaim Al-Shatti, Kenaim
Kenaim’s vibrant and opalescent GIFs seem like video-recorded dreams - to never wake up, click here.
WTR: Describe your favorite painting in one sentence.
Kenaim: I have a Dracula comic cover, thats bulls-eyed in the heart with a dart, into a dart board.
I look at that a lot.
What is a reoccurring theme in your dreams?
The linked nature of positivity and loss.
4. Enno Swinnen, mynameiseno
It feels like you are peeping trough your neighbour’s window when you are watching Eno Swinnen’s GIFs. You can see more of his stunning work on his blog!
WTR: What are you currently listening to?
I've been listening alot to Dream a Garden by Jam City and Road to Incursio by Napolian. When I work however I like to listen to something that helps me focus a bit more. Lately that's alot of Jeff Witschers music, Marble sky and Rene Hell.