KaBloom! #rubberonionbattle

So I’ve been listening to the Rubber Onion podcast recently, which I highly recommend. Every month, they have an animation battle: Anyone can enter, as long as the content is 15 seconds or less, and is based on the month’s topic. The prompt this month is Angry Flowers. Here’s my submission:


Per current battle rules, I submitted it here on Instagram. It’s the first time I’ve done this, and I’m really enjoying it. It makes me kick out content quickly – and lets me see how quickly I can kick out content. If I have the focus, I can work fast. This is really good for me to know, and to internalize, considering some of the longer form projects I have in the planning stages right now. (More on that later).

It’s also great to be in contact with a community of animators! Under the #rubberonionbattle hashtag on Instagram , everyone comments on everyone else’s posts, whether they are works in progress or finished submissions. It’s a very positive, encouraging space. I’m enjoying meeting everyone, and seeing the creative and diverse spectrum of styles. I think animators are a unique breed in how we see the world, and this is a neat way to be in contact with part of the tribe.

Really looking forward to seeing how these battles inform my progress.


  1. Rediskot · May 21, 2016

    Thank you so much for the recommendation! I’ve never heard of them before and now I have another animation themed podcast and community to explore. I’m an animator-wannabe working on my own short movie (albeit super slowly) and having motivating and inspiring material is really helpful 🙂 thanks again!

    • Cranky Muse Projects · May 21, 2016

      Excellent! I really love the podcast, it’s so informative and positive.Good luck with your short!

  2. rubberonion · June 9, 2016

    Thanks for the plug and of course your awesome submission! I still love the Bruce Lee “come get some” gesture and the timing is great. Hearing how these battles help people either get back into animation or in your case learn something about their own speed/efficiency really makes my day so thanks for that too… looking forward to seeing the next one!

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