(from Gunsmith Cats)
How to make comics
My first vine
1. Open Calculator
2. Type in your birthday as MM * DD * YYYY
3. Copy the resulting number into Google Image Search
4. Click on Search Tools, Type, and choose Animated
5. From the top row of results, save whichever gif you want to loop on a small LCD screen embedded in your future tombstone
6. Reblog and add the image
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
What a brilliant way to display this
Dragonfly nymphs are voracious predators, hunting everything from mosquito larvae to fish and tadpoles. Their lower jaw is extendable, allowing the nymph to strike with great speed.
I always have fun showing larval odonata to people who don’t know. The adults are jewel-like flitting creatures. The babies are horrible crab aliens with projectile jaws.
Nature is amazing.
This is the biggest, most complicated piece of light art I’ve made so far - it’s 3 colors, which requires 3 panes of engraved acrylic and 3 rows of different colored LED’s. I’m only making a few of these, you can get one (while they last) from my Etsy shop!
This unnecessarily eerie graph about book sales
The Endless Emotions In A Random Run Cycle
In this music video, a character run cycle is repeated over and over again. Everything else in the frame — the backgrounds, effects, etc. — is completely redesigned each time the run cycle resets. It’s amazing how swapping out these seemingly secondary elements can completely change the emotion of the animation. It’s also a great reminder that EVERY part of the animation process is equally important!