A fanart of “Howl’s Moving Castle,” by Diana Wynn Jones, a book I really enjoyed.  I thought since it was about a moving castle, it’d be cool to actually make the castle move.

It’s part of a blog memorandum for the author, Diana Wynne Jones.  Original post on the Greenwillow blog, here.  This was a lot of fun to try.
 The process (in pictures):

The more I think about animated gifs, the more I think we’ve only brushed the surface of their potential.  No one seems to consider them much of an art form, but I think (I hope) we’re slowly breaking out of that…like, cinemagraphs, and I know that Carrie Liao and Anthony Holden are doing some creative stuff.  Also, this guy…