This animation and music mesmerized me

I saw this video and the music and animation style just made me sit so still to watch. I don't know why, but it really made me think of animation as something I should explore more. The beats and the use of music with the image, the totality of it. The subject of some planetary worship. The movement and it is all done in black and white. Check it out. What do you think?

Music by: Rone

Animation by: Dimitri Stankowicz

 

Good stuff. It wires your brain to create.

~b

What's in the studio...

I wanted to share a couple of different things I have been working on.

New WIP, affectionately known as No. 88 (until I come across the title)

New WIP, affectionately known as No. 88 (until I come across the title)

I am digging the panels that I have been painting on. I have noticed that this one is even tighter than the last painting I did when it comes to the color squares. They represent the roofs of warehousing that are massive storage sites that sit in the middle of nowhere or on the edge of a community. The inspiration for these pieces are satellite images that show this mix and tension of nature and man.

Door Tour, Green Door: Palm Springs, CA

Door Tour, Green Door: Palm Springs, CA

This piece is done on the iPad. I have been playing with illustrations more, specifically digital illustrations, and I have been having a blast. I have also been using the Procreate time lapse feature to make little videos on their progress.

Check them out on my Instagram page -->

Alright, back to it and thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave comments too - I always love getting feedback!

~b

Ananda Hum :: I am Bliss

I started back into the meditation series from Deepak Chopra and Oprah. Specifically, I am doing the series from Gratitude. Day 3 inspired the following piece of art. This was the view from when I live in Pacific Palisades, CA with one of my mandalas superimposed on top. Nature inspires gratitude in me and the light right before the sun setting completely is such a magical time of day,

Ananda Hum | Beth Ortman Studio

Ananda Hum | Beth Ortman Studio

The following comes from the supporting text with the meditation series:

This mantra awakens the state of fulfillment that is your true self. Ananda is the inherent bliss, joy, and fulfillment of existence. Ananda Hum aligns your Being with this reality.