Asher’s Favorite Animations (Special Post)

Hello everyone, and welcome to an extremely special post! I have been a major fan of Web Animation for my entire life, and have finally decided to share some with you. Most of these animations will be found on Youtube, with the exception of one. Now, let’s be blown away by these fantastic works of art!

  • Kaizo Trap by Guy Collins 2015 Music by Leslie Wai 

I just found out about this video yesterday, and my god, it’s fantastic! The animation is essentially a loving homage to the classic rage games. If you’ve ever played “I Wanna Be The Guy” or “Cat Mario”, you’ll know exactly what’s in store for you. The movie is about a couple that gets sucked into the most punishing Video Game ever made. The boy gets kidnapped, and its up to the girl to save him. The animation is incredibly fluid, and the pulse-pounding Dubstep soundtrack really adds tension. I’m not going to ruin the ending, but let me just say, it’ll leave you in tears!

 

  • Me! Me! Me! by Teddyloid (feat. daoko) 2014 Warning! This Music Video contains nudity, blood, gore, and adult themes.  

Me! Me! Me! is a mind-blowing music video by Japanese DJ, Teddyloid. It tells the story of a Hikikomori Otaku or “shut in”. He’s visited by a harem of busty anime chicks, and crazy stuff starts to happen. The music does a fantastic job of portraying suspense and anxiety. The piece is extremely catchy, and you’ll be humming the tune for hours on end. This video, however, isn’t for kids, as the subject matter and content is very adult.

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  • MOO! by Cyriak Harris 2007 HD Version 2015 Genre: Comedic Animation

I feel like I’ve done Cyriak a major disservice for never mentioning him in any of my posts. In was you don’t know, Cyriak is a British animator whose style is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s usually a mix of crazy fractals and shapes with some hints of surrealism. I absolutely adore his wacky style, and binge his animations frequently. This animation, is about a war between aliens and cows. The artwork gets extremely bizarre, and it’s accompanied by an even stranger soundtrack. I highly recommend this video, as it will get you a first look at Cyriak’s humor and style.

 

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The Amazing World of ASMR

Hello everyone, and welcome to a very special post. Today, I will be discussing the amazing phenomenon known as ASMR. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and is a tingling sensation that some people get from a variety of stimuli. These include; tapping on objects, soft voices, binaural beats, brushing hair, role-plays, and vocal triggers. The sensation is incredibly soothing, and puts the mind into a state of Nirvana. Various people on Youtube make videos to specifically trigger this phenomenon, and they’re known as ASMRtists. It’s an extremely diverse community, with members from all around the world. I had experienced ASMR in my childhood, when my mother would trace my arm up to my head. This would immediately cause all of the stress to leave my body. I recently discovered the ASMR community, and have completely fallen in love with the relaxing videos. I get ASMR mainly from role-plays or message videos. Some of my favorite ASMRtists include; Gibi ASMR, Tingting ASMR, Articulate Design ASMR, ASMR Darling, ASMR Zeitgeist, Ephemeral Rift ASMR, Gentle Whispering ASMR, Whispers Red ASMR, Heather Feather ASMR, Jojo’s ASMR, Fred’s Voice ASMR, and Message ASMR. As you can see, there’re tons of ASMRtists on Youtube, and it’s up to you to decide which ones work for you. I will be posting a link to a great introduction of this sensation in the comments’ section below. Now, prepare your brain for an awesome message!

 

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again. Today’s exhibit focuses on the optical wizardry of M.C. Escher. Now, prepare to have your minds blown!

  • Three spheres 1 by  M.C. Escher 1945 wood-engraving 

This dazzling work causes the viewer to analyze it with all senses. The spheres appear to have an infinite number of lines stretching across it. They remind me of a mesh shirt that has been replicated continuously. I also enjoy the lack of color, and believe that this is an integral part of the work. It makes the viewer fill in the spaces with whatever they think belongs there, and this is how interpretation can increase its uniqueness. Escher also uses distortion to manipulate the work like it was made of silly putty. This is shown with the middle sphere, as it appears to be flattened at the top. I really would like to hear what you guys think of this piece, as well as your perceived meaning in the comments’ section below.

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  • Whirlpools by M.C. Escher 1957 wood-engraving printed from two blocks 

This is one of my favorite of Escher’s works. It is created to be like an optical illusion with a white spiral infinitely looping into the center. The use of repetition makes the titular “Whirlpools” act like a mobius strip, seemingly sucking the red and grey fish into the void. The work is very mesmerizing, and will pull the viewer into the the great unknown. Escher’s heavily detailed piece shows you just how unique of an artist he was, and why his works are still praised to this day. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more trippy works. Now, let’s begin!

  • India Love 98 by Larry Carlson 1998 

This is a very old work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an extremely gorgeous piece that focuses on exotic beauty and trippy patterns. The main focus of the work is the beautiful Indian woman that is in the center. She has a very calm expression, and her body is made out of various people. She’s surrounded by a trippy network of colorful spirals and shapes.

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  • Untitled by Larry Carlson May 22 2017 

This is an absolutely incredibly work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a rainbow-patterned outdoor piece that has some optical trickery. The forest is covered in a prismatic shine, and there’s a tiger hidden within the trees. The shine really gives the piece a glassy effect, and is guaranteed to impress any glassblower.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more amazing art. Now, let’s dive into the incredible world of Larry Carlson!

  • Rainbow Bubbles by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper 

This is a jaw-droppingly beautiful work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. The entire piece glows with vibrant colors and aqueous patterns. The patterns are seemingly endless, and spiral down towards the center of the piece. The bubbles appears to have strange creatures living inside them. This is definitely one of Carlson’s most detailed works, and by far one of the most beautiful ones. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below. 

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  • Untitled by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper

This is another fantastic work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a neon display of multicolored fractals and swirly patterns. The various repeated shapes remind me of a mandala effect, and it’s incredibly pleasing to the eyes. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s get started!

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson Date Created: Unknown 

This is an absolutely gorgeous work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s a nature scene with kaleidoscopic trees and psychedelic shapes. The main tree’s base is incredibly awesome, with a rainbow design that reminds me of infrared light. It’s painted with meticulous attention to detail, and I absolutely love it! The colors will blow you away, and the trippy swirls will put you into a trance. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Full Buck Moon by Larry Carlson

This is yet another great piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a nighttime work with a fantastic blend of Realism. The bottom of the painting has realistic rocks and the titular buck. The sky is covered in a beautiful cosmic sheet, and the moon has an aura around it. The sheet has a rainbow sheen, and it really brings the piece all together. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more of Carlson’s masterpieces. Now, let’s prepare to have our minds blown!

  • Alone and Unafraid by Larry Carlson 

This is one jaw-dropping epic by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a huge scroll with many different designs. The bottom depicts a kneeling baby on top of a strange spaceship. He’s surrounded by a forest of multicolored trees and a wispy background. As we journey up the painting, we see an orange-robed figure with an abnormally large head. Farther up the work is a grotesque mass of bodies with a rainbow bear in the center of  it. The next part is an outdoor scene with a vicious beast, and snakes with Magritte’s pipes as their heads. I absolutely adore this nod to the famous Belgian Surrealist. After that, we are flung into space and surrounded by planets and the veins of a human skeleton. Ascending up the piece, we are met with a beautiful woman and a jack o’ lantern with a feathered headdress. We then see a man with spiky hair and a VR headset. Then next, and probably strangest part of the work is a disturbing balloon-like creature surrounded by purple gating guns. Climbing even higher, we see many busty women and another orange-robed creature with a rainbow head and a black dolphin on its shoulder. The last part of the painting depicts many jockeys riding horses, a fuchsia bubbled sky, English homes, a psychedelic, tentacled background, and an ultra strange woman-beast hybrid with multiple faces and two hands clutching lightning bolts. I love the amazing detail of this piece, and I hope that you guys will enjoy it as much as I do.

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  • The Persistence of Metamorphosis  by Larry Carlson 2015

This is a wild and wacky work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s another outer space piece with a mythical vibe. The main part of the painting is the female figure. She has an incredibly stretched out eyes, which are repeated in four lines like lasers. She also has two speakers on each side of her ears. Her head houses two lion statues, Ganesha, and an Indian palace. The palace has a rainbow emanating out of it, which are surrounded by two contortionist-spider crab hybrids. I love the ridiculousness of the work, and Carlson’s unique brand of genius. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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