They say practice makes perfect, and I have to agree with that. If you want to master something, it requires time and effort to refine your skills. Somethings require more than others and the video below is a prime example of someone who has polished their skills and continues to refine them. This fun little animation by Jordan Coelho was created as a “practice piece to explore and animate a style with simple shapes, and train myself.” Nice work Jordan, I think the training is paying off quite well. The video has a nice look to it. The timing is spot on with a solid use realistic fall off and elasticity. The sound design works with the elements on stage and it keeps your audience engaged. I think this guy might have a career in animation ahead of him.
Le Duo – Ideat
French design and illustration team Le Duo has posted some really nice work on their site that was done for the magazine Ideat. The works feature iconic furniture and architecture, rendered in a clean minimalist style with bright color pallets. Very cool stuff, that sizes right for your smartphone screen if you are so inclined.