Damien Clarke is a GIF maker from Melbourne, Australia who posts under the name 12gon. All of his graphics are generated entirely by writing code, inputting vertex coordinates, animating values using different algorithms and choosing colours by typing in hex values. This is all done in a 2D/3D graphics library he wrote for a different purpose in an Adobe AIR app.
Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.
Patrick, known as inkaxis, is an 18 year old digital artist from Australia. He got his start making GIF art and 3D animations around the end of 2013 and has quickly garnered attention in Tumblr’s Cinema 4D community for his modern, geometric, and vibrant creations. When asked about what influenced him to start making digital art, Patrick said:
“I already had had a basic understanding of 3D animation and GIF-making, but I had never really tried making GIF art before. It wasn’t until I saw the works of other GIF-artists that I was inspired to play around with it myself. I remember in the beginning, it was just a way to experiment and learn more about 3D animation, but eventually I got swept away by the different styles and types of GIFs there are. It is something which has always motivated me and kept me in a state of awe.”