More GIFs

One of the actual assignments here was to use primary and complementary colors(Which Ms. Ayumi calls secondary colors) and then animate them into a eye hurting design.  I pointed out this is a technique used in annoying pop up ads online. Below are some of the first  examples.   Also on this page are some designs using all the primary and complementary colors.  I was surprised how many did not remember what a primary and complementary color was.  hence, an assignment.

This would be an example of Jacob and his amazing technicolor gif. The assignment was to do a design featuring primary colors being juxtaposes against the appropriate complementary colors.  It’s going so quick, I’m not sure the assignment is 100% correct, but it looks good!

I like the nice animated color wheel  Trent did.  Hopefully everyone will notice the flashing back and fourth of the complementary and primary colors.


Ms. Mariyam did the nice rabbit eating a carrot.

sayidsGreat job on this Sayid!  It hurts.

complementary colorsCameron W. Did the first hurtful gif in class.  Oww!!!!

complementaryMs. Kylie B. is responsible of this complementary colors gif.  Ouch!


Some Gifs made with Piskel

This is Sayid’s quickie project on complementary colors.  Hurtful, huh?

The amazing Cameron W. was the first person who figure out how to make complementary colors animated and painful.  Ow!!!!

Omar did a great gif here.  Maybe a bit violent-intended to be funny, but certainly no worse than the average shooter game, that’s for sure.

Another wonderful piece by the equally wonderful Kylie B!  This assignment was part of a general assignment that included some written work about the artist Miyamoto, the guy that created Donkey Kong.  That’s why it looks somewhat copied/derivative .  I hope all my students have learned something and have  enjoyed studying famous, successful, contemporary artists working in graphic design as much as I have.

I don’t remember who did this, ‘gotta find out.

Anthony did a nice fish swallowing a blue bubble.

Another great one by the most wondrous Kylie B!

Trent S. did a great eating assignment here!  Great mouth movement adn I think he did it in about 1/2 hour.

Drew W. did this involved gif.  I believe he said it was 120 frames, and the nice motion and scene changes show it!

Another great one by Tyler!

Trent S. did a good job with this walking guy assignment.

Ethan W. did a very nice drawing/gif of a house being built.  I’m thinking this will be a good assignment for all….Building something will make successive frames easy to construct in Piskel.

Anthony B. did a great job with the walking man problem!

This lengthy gif is done by the great Eli S., great job Eli!

This page/post will be a loose collection of gifs made using Piskel, an online program that seems to run and save ok on Chrombooks.

Make sure to click her for the best of the best done by the inimitable Gabryelle L.

Above is a Dab gif done by the illustrious  Liam S.

Cameron W. did another great one here!

Dylan F., I think did this one.  Nice multiple movements, with the rocket going right off screen, which gives a great sense of movement.

camerons-carAnother nice piece from Cameron W.

my-castle-averyAvery did a nice atmospheric looking castle here, it has a ‘kinda 3-d look to me

marys-castleMs. Mariyam did a wonderful looking castle here with moving clouds.

pac-man-cloneEthan W. did a nice pac man clone here.

brennancastleBrennan did a nice castle with moving flags and clouds here.

castelAudrey B. did this stately looking castle, replete with moving clouds!

farkas-moving-carfinished-with-backgroundMr. Farkas did a great moving car with a hill in the background here.

kylie-b-castleMs. Kylie B is responsibel for this very well done castle, replete with moving clouds.

castle-with-rain-peyton-bIt was a dark and stormy night at the Caslte of Peyton B.

trever-castleTrever D. Did a nice castle with moving clouds here.




Sayid did a nice castle here!    The clouds move nicely.



Ayumi did a nice full piece here, blue dragon breathing fire, sky, moving clouds, a lot of stuff going on!


Mr. Anthony P. did  a great castle with some character movement, it looks great!


Tyler did another good one above with the drawing appearing in a succession of frames.


Here’s a great looking rocket taking off done by the most talented Luke N.



A nice landscape with moving clouds and a fire breathing dragon by Ms. Kylie B.  Looks amazing!






The one’s above would be Anthony’s.


This would be Tyler’s


Cameron did a nice one here, I like the eye roll!


Another one by Anthony, great, simple dragon shape.


Another one by incomparable Tyler. Mouth and fire action, way to go!




Still Life Painting and Drawing

If you’re here to look up info for class about still lifes, go to the end of this post.

Not a lot of commentary is necessary for the pics below.  It’s younger elementary students drawing still lifes.  Does not get much cuter than this!

dscn7028My M.O. here is to push the tables together, set various still life items  in a row down the middle and then have students try to draw them.  I talk a bit about background, foreground, and still life as a genre, and that’s pretty much it. If time permits some of the classes have done a bit of internet research(see the end of the post) to see a few painter in history who have done still lifes.  From that little bit of suggestion you get all the different pieces shown below.



dscn7031This person did single fruit studies in a grid pattern.  Labeled them too, looks great.   It’s amazing how many different interpretations of “draw this” there is.



dscn7034The two pics above are a young lady who brought items of interest to her to draw for still life day.  The nice thing about this is by bringing it in themselves it assures them of drawing something they will be interested in.





dscn7039This is an unusual drawing of an apple with a pen going through it and a pineapple with a pen going though it.  This meant nothing to me until later in the day another kid told me it was music video.  Lookup “apple pen” or pineapple pen” if you want to see it.


dscn7041They wanted to have their picture together hold their respective still lifes.


It’s hared to see her, but Ms. P had a nice background with her still life and bowl drawing.


Still Life Painting and Drawing

Some questions to answer:

1. What is a still life?

2. What is a still life drawing?

3. What is a still life painting?

Please  do a google image search for “simple still life”, “still life”, “modern still life”, “old still life painting” “,  and/or “still life artists”.  Any combination of words using “still life” is fine.

Do a search using the artist names below with the words, “still lifes”:

Janet Fish, Paul Cezanne, Roy Lichenstein, Giorgio Morandi,  Pablo Picasso, Georgia o”Keeffe, Wayne Thiebaud,  etc.

Or try doing a search using the terms: “still life painting old”,  “still life painting, modern”,  or “pop art still life”

If you’d like to see what students have done in the past: