Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity
Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity


Play and Stillness


Under the theme of Stillness, I want to think about my response from this perspective. As time goes by, a thing gradually peels off its appearance and reveals its essence, and these things that are left behind are beautiful. The so-called infinite aftertaste.

In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Sabi expresses the beauty of the fleeting moment. What is plain and quiet is stillness.

I am also thinking about contemplative artworks. Such as Animal Crossing, they seem to be quiet, soothing, and leave room for the players to think. Stillness is more than just physical silence. In the form of artistic expression, it is left blank, which is a pause at a certain moment. Therefore, in the process of creation, observation is very important.


I started by drawing a still life paint and then animate it into a dynamic still life paint. I try to imagine the relative dynamic activity in this quiet painting.


In terms of this theme, I think stillness is a direction that is worthy of in-depth research, especially in the production of animation. Stillness has a special texture. It does not emphasize external decoration but emphasizes the essence of things and the power of time. When making animation, leave stillness can be an expression of emotions, and it can also help master the rhythm of animation frames.

Also, when I first learned to paint,  I always started painting still life. The original purpose for it is observation, including light and shadow, colour, and shape. Still life is static. But I hope I can express it through this response, even if it is still, it is relatively still.

About This Work

By Shika X
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Published On: 13/10/2020