Take the array of animation
tools available today and cross it with the creative energy of illustrators
here at Workbook, and the possibilities are endless. Illustrators are expanding their knowledge of animation and incorporating it into their workflow, enabling them to offer creative solutions for a multi-platform campaigns and editorial stories. They take the static illustrated image and over time can reveal something more about a story. In some cases, they are collaborating with designers who have access to a staff of animators, while others are using stop-motion and found objects to animate their own stories and create their own sound track in programs like Garage Band.
Work generally begins with drawings, as with traditional cell animation, but they are then imported into any combination of a number of programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Toon Boom, Flash, AfterEffects, and Cinema 4D. The images below represent work created for high profile editorial and advertising clients, public service announcements, film credits, and animated character cartoons, as well as simple exploration of all the tools available to the artist.
To see more from our recent eblast Animate Your Creativity, click here:http://www.workbook.com/blog/35060
, and check back with the blog next month for more animation posts. Above images clockwise beginning top left: Gayle Kabaker, Kirsten Ulve, Richard Borge, Kim Johnson.
From top to bottom: Beppe Giacobbe, Edward Koren, Gayle Kabaker, Eric Larsen, Janimation, Steve Dininno