Tel-Aviv based designer Ori Toor started undertaking animation after finishing college. As he was mainly dealing with music video projects, he got easily bored and decided to deepen his works through illustration. He then realized that he was missing the dynamic looping of animation, so Loopism was the perfect way to commit to a format to then see if people would appreciate it. He combines his illustrator abilities – in an old-school but still fascinating way – together with an analogue and lo-fi aesthetic. Everything comes directly from his gut, without an initial sketch or planning. This is why we will encounter bubble faces or spaghetti-like characters as if those creatures were asking to be drawn in that very moment. He used to create to make things to cheer him up, but his most recent work is almost the opposite, as it’s more o fan insight into his inner world made of fears and fights toward depression. For this, he uses slightly darker undertones and a shadowy colour palette of purples and blues.
It used to take him a week to complete one loop, but as his passion and enjoyment for the looping process have grown, now he will increase only one day to finish one. His exciting comes from the ability to create moving and gesture, something more important for him than the illustration itself.
He says: “I start by animating a shape, then I add another shape and another until a character is born. I enjoy the feeling of crafting inertia and weight one frame at a time – it feels like magic. The freedom of it is somewhere between modern dance and puppetry.”
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