20 Insanely Talented GIF Illustrators You Should Follow
From 8-bit humor to painterly moving comics, artists are using using GIFs in mind-blowing ways.
1. Sachin Teng
Sachin mixes realistic styles with the cartoonish and and glitched-out. He’s illustrated for Adidas, Wired, and the New Yorker, among others. Read one of his Photoshop drawing tutorials here.
2. Rebecca Mock
Brooklyn-based illustrator and MICA grad. The movements in her GIF paintings tend to be subtle, atmospheric. Her works have appeared in the New York Times and the Adventure Time comics covers.
Baltimore art student with an eerie, Lynchian sense of scene.
4. Jen Lee
China-based animator, a known preferrer of hand-drawn over CGI who seemingly practices some sort of calligraphy-animating witchcraft.
Hilarious, pop-inflected, and terrifyingly prolific. Have you seen her collaborations with Octopus Pie’s Meredith Gran?
7. Ryan Andrews
8. Cindy Suen
A Hong Kong-born illustrator who lives between Hong Kong and Savannah, Ga.
10. Uno Moralez
Moscow-based pixel painter, a sinister and unique take on old computer game aesthetics.
11. Robin Davey
A London-based artist, animator, and director inspired by mid-century illustrations.
A very different sort of illustration. Matthew DiVito is a motion graphic artist who creates geometric, often cosmic-seeming scenes in Gifs.
13. Christina Lu
Our lovely co-worker and illustrator! Sundae Stroll won the 2013 PBS Thirteen Reel 13 Tumblr Month Contest.
14. Lilli Carré
Chicago-based comic artist with a knack for animating traditional media drawings.
15. Paul Robertson
16. Miguel Co
Illustrator whose works have appeared in the New York Times. Miguel’s use of animation is spare but essential to the drawings they appear in.
17. Cody Walzel
Los Angeles-based animator. Check out Breadhead on Vimeo.
Animator and game designer based in Russia, with a delightful ability to make color pencil drawings into mesmerizing loops.
19. Adam Ellis
Our lovely co-worker. Check out his illustrated book!
20. Nicolas Menard
Artist and director from Montreal. If screen prints came alive, they’d probably look like Nicolas’ Gif animations. Check out his short films.