Portfolio of Tim Grey, Artist & Creature Creator

Sumo Gifs

The assignment was to develop a set of animated gif stickers. I wanted to feature a single character so that the set had an unifying theme. To determine what my gif stickers would be, I started with a brainstorm to generate ideas.

Sumo Gifs
Sumo Gifs

Inspired by a Twerkle

The instructor's demo gif was a choppy turtle that people named "The Twerkle". I was so amused by the idea of the Twerkle that I started imaginging other things that would look funny twerking and eventually came up with this Sumo Wrestler character who embodies our silly, inside-joke type pop culture references between friends.

In place of texts

I really wanted to create a set of gifs that I could imagine people sending to their friends in day to day conversations. Like, what're you doing right now? I'm hanging up the laundry. These gifs are more comical, exaggerated clips of day to day moments.

Sumo Gifs
Sumo Gifs

Size Check

The gifs had to read at a 180x180 pixel size, on small mobile devices. To ensure that each gif and its story would read correctly, I did a series of quick sketches and viewed them at the smaller size.

Commuting

Sumo Gifs
Sumo Gifs

Reading Racy Fiction

Booty Call

Sumo Gifs
Sumo Gifs

At the club