Category Archives: Illustration

Watch Pixar’s “Bao,” now on YouTube

Bao chicka BAO bao!

This short film was easily my favorite thing about The Incredibles 2 (ahead of which it ran), and Pixar is now sharing it freely on YouTube. Dig in!

In Bao, an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.

Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever.

This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.

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Want more friends? Build a clone army in PicsArt.

Heh—kinda fun & interesting:

This new camera feature, dubbed “Live Stickers,” allows users to produce multiple animated stickers of themselves or friends, and place them in “live” environments before sharing them with the world through social media platforms.

Is it useful? I’m not sure, but I’d welcome your thoughts. You can grab the app for iOS and take it for a spin.

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Illustrator to get drag-and-drop toolbar tweaking

Sure, why not? Seems nice enough.

I remain kinda sad, though:

  • Illustrator broke its Photoshop-style ability to Shift-cycle among tools years ago & will never fix it, because LOL nothing matters.
  • We’ve never gotten (and presumably never will get) settings sync that enables frictionless sharing of bold, imaginative reshapings of Adobe app UIs—because, LOL… you know.

But, anyway, rock on with this.

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Google’s beautiful stop-motion tribute to Mr. Rogers

Aww—check out today’s doodle:

The team writes,

Today’s stop-motion, animated video Doodle celebrating Mister Rogers was created in collaboration with Fred Rogers Productions, The Fred Rogers Center, and BixPix Entertainment. Set to the iconic opening song of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor”), the Doodle aims to be a reminder of the nurturing, caring, and whimsy that made the show feel like a “television visit” between Mister Rogers and his young viewers. Everyone was welcome in this Neighborhood

Mrs. Rogers approves:

“I’m so thrilled that Google is celebrating Fred and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with this charming tribute.This stroll through the Neighborhood is delightful, and Fred’s gentle kindness is beautifully captured in the Doodle.”

Here’s a peek behind the scenes:

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