Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s (b.1979) portrait series deals with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. Click the images for the title and date
I was so exhausted from having to draw out each of the sketches, scan them, upload them and finally synchronize them, that I simply went tomakeagif and had the blasted thing do it for me. I wasn’t ready for another three or so hours of editing 20 frames/sketches for a custom gif. I simply require to see the entire movement in sequence to understand which moments will work, just how long the piece…
We found these wonderful digital art pieces. Created by Prisco III.
H/T Yagazie Emezi
Joseph Bertiers (Kenyan, born 1963)
The World’s Craziest Bar, 2013
Bertiers’ detailed paintings and life sized sculptures of celebrities, and national and global events are characterised by his sharp wit and humour. Following two years of commercial sign-writing, Bertiers began to make his own artworks, selecting the pseudonym ‘Bertiers’, his real name is Joseph Mbatia, in an attempt to gain more serious attention from foreign collectors. In 2006, he was selected to participate in Dak’Art and won first prize at a national competition for contemporary art organised by Alliance Francaise and the Goethe Institut in Nairobi and travelled to Germany for an exhibition in Hiedelberg. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Fred’s Gallery, London in 2011, who also took his work to the Basel Art Fair in 2011 and the Johannesburg Art Fair in 2012. Group exhibitions include, ‘ARS, Africa in Kuovola’, Kuovola Museum, Finland, 2012; ‘Africa Now’ organised by Thorup Art at the Round Tower, Denmark, 2008–9.
Glenna Gordon is a documentary photographer that has been blogging and shooting in West Africa for a number of years. Gordon also trains photojournalists in Africa and we have been great fans of her work since we begun African Digital Art. Gordon shares some of her insight and experience shooting in West Africa.
Liberia is the place where I became a photographer. I dabbled in Uganda, but I…
Photo series by Malte Wandel through his nine month stay in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Togo.
I was so exhausted from having to draw out each of the sketches, scan them, upload them and finally synchronize them, that I simply went to makeagif and had the blasted thing do it for me. I wasn’t ready for another three or so hours of editing 20 frames/sketches for a custom gif. I simply require to see the entire movement in sequence to understand which moments will work, just how long the piece will last and how to time the loop.
This entire exercise is completely new to me, but I cannot contain my excitement (and apprehension). There is much work to be done, and intend on tackling this during break (as well as finishing my thesis edit, but that’s another story).
This animation idea was also heavily inspired by seeing a video of the AKIRA pencil sketches, which I stumbled upon sometime last year. I was blown away by how they captured the motion of each individual character so seamlessly—even as rough sketches, and all of this was done in the 80s. It feels surreal, even as a rough draft!
I’m working on my own with this small loop. It will not be nearly as detailed as, say, my fellow CCA grad, animator and textile genius, Kate Nartker, who takes her compositions and makes them into video animations (incredible work, I know.) But I want to taste what it is like in some form, even tho’ my process is very amateur, I am learning a great deal from it.
I cannot wait to when they are all drawn, scanned and edited to go. I hope to complete each frame drawing by the end of April (crosses fingers). Here’s hoping.
Alana Dee Haynes