Chakra Bot – Brushing Up on GIFs

Teaching at the Governor’s Institute on the Arts again this year, figured I should brush up on making GIFs in Photoshop. GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, and it’s one of my favorite simple online mediums.

To create this animation, I had to think ahead about what I wanted to have happen.  My 2015 class at GIA is entitled Digital 2Delight Laboratory, and in it we will be observing what inspires us, how we use that inspiration to create something new. I’ll use this GIF as an example of that; I googled “sitting meditation” and found this amazing robot image, then decided to breathe life into her, bridging life to the cosmos and artifice.  I’m riffing off of someone else’s idea, expanding on a shared muse. I’d credit the artist, but this is referenced only as a “stock” photo.

ChakraBot - 56 frames of fun

ChakraBot – 56 frames of fun

~ by emilyeastridge on May 21, 2015.

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