My 2019: The last 2019 Showcase Weekend : My collage animations.


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This year was very difficult for me because i had to face new challenges and sad events in my life. It was also the year that i was active daily at Steem, creating content,curating and getting more experience about how things are working. The Blocktrades Contest is a good opportunity to check and reflect about my 2019 contribution to the blockchain, truth be told i realized that i have not produced much content but i decided to make a selection of three collage animations that are close to my heart. 

Digital artwork came to my life at 2018 as a continuation of my handcut collage creations. I was a little bored with the analog process and wanted to try sth new, as soon as i got familiar with tools of Photoshop i jumped into the animations. To put a little motion at my artworks was sth i always wanted and tried a bit in the past by using stop motion techniques and tips i found by watching Terry Gilliam's videos. But it was a tiring process in contrast with the digital one which is fun, relaxing and a lot more creative. I will continue with the presentation of the three animations and i promise that 2020 will be more creative and more animated.

  ## Gazing from the Edge of Time.
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A simple animation i created based on a vintage photo of two boys relaxing at a Greek island on a warm summer day. I had already done this artwork as a handcut creation and it was really fun to try and recreate it as an animation. Back at my analog days i was imagining every artwork with motion, planets moving and dropping, objects flying around and it was so nice to finally have the opportunity to see it happening.

Fly High.

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A more complicated animation i created for Shaka's Lets Make a Collage Contest, an amazing opportunity for artists and creative users to show their skill in digital creations. In this one it was the first time i used the TV screen theme, filters and lettering. It was fun process and even though it has a lot of mistakes and really bad rendering i still enjoy seeing it.

Final Death of Marat.

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This is the most complicated animation and the longest in duration i ever made. That's the reason why it is so small in size unfortunately,lol. I spend so much time trying to find the perfect format to make it clear and not full of distortions and in the end this was the most presentable result. It is based on an older handcut collage version of the famous painting The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David and it was part of my Homo Mechanicus Series. I took my time with this animation, cutting the main figure from the background and then adding a lot of moving details in order to make a short story. in the future i will try and make more animated versions of my older artworks to bring the old creations back to life.

I hope you enjoyed my selection and wishing to everyone a happy and creative 2020.


Comments 28


27.12.2019 16:58
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Great job dude. I like the 'imperfections' that add to the vintage and nostalgic charm. It would be soooo cool to see a short movie in this kind of style. It definitely reminds me of the surreal and hilariously grotesque vibes of Terry Gilliam's works. I always enjoyed collages but animating them takes them to the next level.
Wish you a creative and productive 2020.

27.12.2019 17:39
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Thank you so much and you make me very happy cause i am a big fan of your artworks also. Vintage is a nice trick to hide the mistakes,lol. I took a break and have not created anything almost 6 months now but i will try to make a comeback at 2020. Try to learn some more programms also. I wish you a happy and creative 2020 also:)

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27.12.2019 18:02
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These are beautiful George! Wishing you a happy 2020,

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27.12.2019 18:16
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Thank you very much Julia:) Have a happy and creative 2020 too:)

27.12.2019 22:05
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Great posts and I had missed them indeed!
I wish you luck and am on my way to twitter - spreading the word :)
Happy Holidays my friend!

27.12.2019 19:25
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Thank you very much Katerina, for your kind words and all the support:) Happy and relaxing holidays to you too:)

27.12.2019 22:03
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Great job!

27.12.2019 19:49
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Thank you:)

27.12.2019 22:03
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I absolutely adore these especially the top one. This may just inspire me to do a blog of my own..

27.12.2019 19:49
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Yes the top one is really cute indeed, one of my favourites:) You should do a post for sure Torico:)

27.12.2019 22:02
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Love the 3 animations, the ideas are great and the realization is top ! 😊 👍 ❤️

27.12.2019 19:51
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Thank you so much dear Barbara:)

27.12.2019 22:01
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These are totally stunning!!!!! I especially love the one with the boys and the planets - it's so well done. Bookmarking - can I use that gif in a post if I credit you? You know, one day, if I'm writing about boys on the edge of time...?

27.12.2019 23:13
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I am really happy that you like them @riverflows:) Of course you can use it and any other of my artwork that you like, it will be an honor:)

28.12.2019 08:18
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Sublime and beautiful. I love these animations. I also have that way of imagining everything I do working as an animation. May next year be super productive!

28.12.2019 07:18
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Thank you so much, i like that we have share a common creative process:) I am wishing a happy and creative new year too:)

28.12.2019 08:20
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I love the animations!

28.12.2019 13:43
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You make me very happy:)

28.12.2019 13:52
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I'm glad! I'm following you now and looking forward to seeing more of your artwork in 2020.

28.12.2019 14:19
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Thank you, i will try to post more art next year:)

28.12.2019 14:50
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That is great contest and I like the selection that you presented, the good thing about digital collage you can use animation to make them more expressive. The one I like the most is "the Death of Marat" especially the moment when the mask is fallen off and there is a human face. Wonderful work!

28.12.2019 19:15
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Thank you Stef, i think you should also prepare a post. See your old artworks again with a fresh eye and make a selection:) Animation was my main purpose when i started the digital collages. The good thing with my handcut artworks is that i keep the original photographs that i used and do a lot of experiments:)Like the mask falling:)

28.12.2019 19:25
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One of your best posts Sir George and the artwork is fantastic.
Good luck in the contest, but I think very few can beat this one.
Blessings!

31.12.2019 19:20
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I am really happy that you like it:) Thank you very much:):)

01.01.2020 15:16
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Only a pleasure to see your work my friend!
Well done once again.
Blessings!

01.01.2020 19:52
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