everyone should watch sorn’s lovestreams!! both episodes (she’s doing it twice a week) are on united cube channel, today she did the second one on being a girl group member, watch here. she is doing them in english :)
Oh yeah one of my favorite bits of commentary from the volume 10 lovestream: Toby originally wrote Liquid Negrocity as an intentionally shitty joke song. It turned out so good that everyone convinced him to make a good version of it which turned into Black, which of course then became one the most iconic leitmotifs in the entire canon.
I’m wrapping up this series of Smiley portraits I’ve been doing for friends. Thanks to everyone who sent me a picture, this was a fun project! I’ll be accepting requests until the end of the day today, so if you’d like a smiley portrait, send me a message or email with a link to a straight on picture of yourself :)
I had an idea to try to do a cool animated camera move the other day and it’s turned into a total compositing nightmare. I animated the 3D rotation of the door in the background with tweens in Flash, and thought it wouldn’t be that hard to match a texture to the perspective. Turns out I totally suck at perspective and the whole thing looks really weird and sloppy. We’ll see if it stays in the final cut. The final GIF isn’t an actual glitch, just a slipped layer that kind of encapsulates what a mess this shot has become.
Huge thank you to everyone who sent me photos and participated in this Lovestreams Smiley portrait project! It was a lot of fun getting to draw 50 of these for a bunch of friends, acquaintances and strangers. I’m a big fan of the independent animation community, it’s an extremely supportive bunch and I’m very happy to be surrounded by so many smart, funny & talented folks. I hope we can fight the good fight and make some tight stuff in 2017 :)
I’ve been working for the last couple months on a mysterious new project called LOVESTREAMS. It’s going to stay mysterious for a while, but here are two little screenshots that don’t reveal too much about what’s going on. It’s set in 2002. It also might be part of a certain late night animation collection.