The Bodacious Belgrade Blog

November 29, 2008

Paint On Glass Animation: The Mermaid

This is gorgeous.

As has been said before, i am fan of interesting animation, and this utilizes a rather beautiful technique called paint-on-glass. It is by Russian animator Alexandr Petrov, and is based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin.

Paint on glass is Petrov’s signature style and is accomplished by manipulating slow drying oil paints on sheets of glass. The scene is painted, and then the paint is “smudged” if you will, frame by frame, creating a very unique sense of flow.

I also really dig the quintessential “Russian-ness” of it.

The Mermaid:

I would also point out, that conbined with the post above, this animation feel captures rather accurately how i feel some of these newborn days.

1 Comment »

  1. Hat tip to:

    And yes, mighty cool.

    Comment by matthew — November 29, 2008 @ 6:21 am | Reply

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