Friday, August 12, 2011

Smears, Multiples and Other Animation Gimmicks

There are very few Tumblrs I look at regularly. In fact, so few it might actually be just this one. My wife very briefly had this one, which she should be encouraged to resurrect.

What was I saying? Oh right, so there's a technique in animation called 'smears' where the animated character/whatever is blurred to exaggerate movement, but of course you see the frame for a fraction of a second and all of the frames run together and you don't register some really crazy drawings made by animators.

Well this wonderful Tumblr, Smears, Multiples and Other Animation Gimmicks, posts these bizarre images. Here are a few of my favourites, but do head over there and check out the full collection.

This is the best thing.

 Did you know Ren and Stimpy turned 20 yesterday? I am oooold.


  1. Jeeeesus some of those are creepy! Super-cool though. Interesting to think about in terms of comics and static images!

  2. I can't help but wonder how much of them are a creative thing and how much are some poor inbetweener struggling to match things up.