stop motion animation Tag

Inspiration board 43

Hey fam, I hope you’re well. It has been a rough one for me lately but trying to hold on to it. Check out some of these things that have been dope to me recently. Keep going.

Starting from top to bottom, left to right:

1. Major Taylor Iron Riders -video by The Pro’s Closet (Cycling/Fitness)

2. Odessa– Middle grade graphic novel by Jonathan Hill (book)

3. Giant Robot– Doc about an AAPI magazine/store (film)

4. Monica Martin– Vocalist, songwriter from the midwest (music)

5. El Michel’s Affair x Black Thought– I’m still somehow (music)

6. 1000% Me– Doc about being mixed by W. Kamau Bell (film)

7. Art of Cam Kendell from Fart Quest (art)

8. Hidari– Stop motion animated samurai (stop mo animation)

9. The Nakba– Educational video about the Nakba in Palestine (history)

10. Chang Can Dunk– Narrative film about personal goals (film)

11. Cymone Wilder– is an incredible lettering artist (lettering)

12. This Was Our Pact All ages graphic novel by Ryan Andrews (book)

13.  Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur– Animated show based on comic (tv)

14. Endea Owens – Where the Nubians Grow (music)

15. Turning Red– Animated film by Pixar (animation)

16. The Last of Us– Post apocalyptic tv show based on video game (tv)

Did you miss the previous inspiration board? Here it is, plus a few more

Inspiration board 42

Inspiration board 41

What’s this? This inspiration board is one of the ways I stay inspired and sane through all of life’s trials, and tribulations, work, etc. I’ve been making inspiration boards full of films, books, music, events, people, artists, movements, and more for over a decade. Do you have an inspiration board? Please share in the comments.Who am I? My name is Rob Liu-Trujillo and I’m an artist working in kid lit, public art, and other disciplines. Go to my website, or follow me on IG or YouTube. You can also cop my first art book here.

Pinocchio behind the scenes – Drops Dec 9th!


Yoo, I’m so excited to see this new Guillermo Del Toro film. Not only because he made it and I dig his work, but because I LOVE STOP MOTION ANIMATION! Check out some of these behind the scenes peaks.
And watch the film when it debuts on Netflix next month.
Dig this? Check out the trailer for Wendell & Wild (Henry Selick/Jordan Peele)

Chris Sickels -Red Nose Studios


Chris is a dope artist who I admire. He straddles the world between animation, sculpture, and illustration. This a short interview with him and a magazine called Alta.

Check out the video and his website here.

Character 35-Paranorman w/a Flat top fade

What if Paranorman were Black, Dominican, Haitian, or Cuban? My homie Levi hooked me up with The Art of Paranorman book and i get hella inspired. So much beautiful work of a large team went into that film, which I saw and loved. Now I thought he’d look fresh as a little brown boy with a flat top. Cool, no? Go see this film if you haven’t already, it offers so much hand-made detail that a lot of big budget animation flicks do not. Love the music in the original trailer too.

Selling prints here.

Dig this? Check out this painting I did of Katara and Toph from Avatar the Last Airbender