Apr 29, 2014
Animated by Taylor Price, The Cycle explores the naturally occurring cycles of life and death that are commonplace in the wild. Where one animal dies new life springs forth from it's remains, and the cycle continues to perpetuate.
The cool visual style was achieved by animating the entire short using only Prismacolor markers, which lend a somewhat watercolor-esque look to the short. Really liked the fact that Taylor only used lineart in key areas of the creatures, while opting for solid color to fill out the rest of the shapes. The usage of markers also added a pleasant internal motion to all the characters that was a little reminiscent of the rough nature of stop motion.