Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
A cat confronts his fear of birds.
Unlike the re-imaginings of Star Wars characters in old world Japan that I’ve posted, Terry Cook went the fine art route and painted them in watercolor. And I do mean ‘fine art’ as the artist has rendered these portraits skillfully enough to rate display on the best wall of any home or gallery.
You can find all 11 prints at Terry Cook’s website.
I’m not usually a fan of rotoscope animation, but this is not your ordinary rotoscopy. It’s done in watercolor. This gives the video an interesting nuance and ‘mixability’ between the colors and gradients. The watercolor also adds an extra texture (and at times, angularity). The flow and transition of the animation draws you along as well.