October 15, 2018

GrisDismation Animating For Pooling

GrissyG and Dismas from GrisDismation storyboarding for "Pooling" a film by Dawn Westlake.

Some years ago, GrisDismation/GrissyG and Dismas had the good opportunity to work on storyboards alongside Director/Producer, Dawn Westlake for her next film titled "Pooling." Fast forward to now 2018, GrisDismation, GrissyG and Dismas,  are animating the beginning and ending sequence to Dawn Westlake's new hybrid live-action/animated breakdance film starring Marcitus, produced by Ron De Cana Productions, Inc. with Imatge Barcelona and music by Joan Armand Forero. Keep an eye out for more on "Pooling."

Join us on Instagram!

Watch GrisDismation short animation!

September 19, 2017

An animation sketch frame of a butterfly

A sketch frame from the short animation about a foolish moth who falls in love with a butterfly. Animation by Dismas.

See it on Youtube,  https://youtu.be/qId2YsHTSMc

This was an entry to a FlipaClip animation android application contest. It was animated at 12 frames per second in a hand drawn frame by frame animation technique. Frame by frame means that for every movement a character makes, a separate drawing is needed. This is my preferred method of animating because I feel it's more labor intensive and really helps me develop my drawing skills. I mean after the first second of... lets say 24 drawing of one character, you're sure to be able to draw that character with your eyes closed.  Although frame by frame animating is my favorite style to work in, I do enjoy the process of animating in other ways like stop motion, digital 2D puppet, and experimental.

I am an artist, animator, and author and together with my wife we have an indie studio called GrisDismation and we produce original art and animation. Along with original animated content we also help others develop their ideas into animation. Need an animated commercial, need a storyboard for your indie film, have an idea for a web series? Contact us to find out how we can help you get your animated project off the ground. We have over 13 years professional art and animation production experience and have worked with both indie and TV producers.

Email us: GrisDismation@gmail.com
Dismas and GrissyG

September 18, 2017

An animation frame of a butterfly.

An animation frame from a short about a foolish moth who falls in love with a butterfly.  "Foolish Moth" animation, is an entry for the FlipaClip app Tell Her I Love Her band Unravel Music Video Animation Contest. 

See it on Youtube,  https://youtu.be/qId2YsHTSMc

This was animated frame by frame digitally hand drawn at 12 frames per second to make for smooth almost slowmotion effect from the butterfly, moth, and tongue strike of the hungry chameleon. I used the slow motion effect to accentuate the movements these amazing insects utilize to gracefully become air born. I also carefully observed and used as reference several slowmotion videos from you tube, ya know, to give it a natural insect flight. 

My name is Dismas and I am an artist, animator, and author. With my wife GrissyG, we work as GrisDismation to produce original art and animation. Animation or what some refer to as cartoons are a visual art medium used for entertainment, promotion, games and more. If you have an idea, commercial or short film that needs to be brought to life in an animation, GrisDismation can help you develop your vision from concept to completion with a unique art style to make it stand out and have lasting appeal. 

Want us to help you with your animated project, from script, story boards to finale completion, we would be happy to hear from you contact us,

  #TraditionalAnimation #Love #Art #papilionidae #DeathsheadMoth #HawkMoth #AcherontiaAtropos #Butterfly #Arthropod #Lepidoptera  #SwallowtailButterfly

September 14, 2017

Follow the moth

A frame from a short animation about a foolish moth. "Foolish Moth" animation by Dismas, is an entry for the FlipaClip app., Tell Her I Love Her Band new music Unravel MusicVideo AnimationContest
The youtube link to the animation, https://youtu.be/qId2YsHTSMc
This animation was animated at 12 frames per second and drawn in the frame by frame animation technique.

I am an artist, animator, and author, who enjoys the illusion of making art move, animation. I enjoy to animate digitally in the traditional style, frame by frame. Frame by frame means that every movement is shown by redrawing each frame then are shown in sequence to give the appearance of movement. There are other animation techniques like sand animation, stopmotion animation, puppet animation and many more. An example of 2D puppet animation, is where the character is drawn in 2D and rigged with digital bones to be manipulated like a puppet, then every frame is keyed in sequence to show movement. To me, there is a wonderous enjoyment in the tedium of drawing the same thing over and over and over with tiny adjustments to the drawing and 24 drawings later you have one second. I love it.

If you enjoy hand drawn, original animation, We invite you to our youtube channel for more, and be sure to subscribe to stay updated on the latest animation, https://www.youtube.com/user/GrisDismation

September 13, 2017

The previous post showed the completed animation frame from a short animation about a love struck moth. Here is the sketch animation frame showing a butterfly passing through to transition one scene to the next, from the animation about a foolish moth. Animation by Dismas.
Check it out on Youtube,  https://youtu.be/qId2YsHTSMc

"Foolish Moth" animation, is an entry for the flipaclip android animation app. contest for the band "Tell Her I Love Her " music video. This animation is digitally hand drawn and is animated in the traditional frame by frame technique.

We are an indie Art and animation studio, GrisDismation, and we provide art and animation services with original content to make your idea stand out. Need an animated video for a commercial, music video or an insert for your live action film, email us at GrisDismation@Gmail.com
Visit our website www.GrisDismation.Biz