12. January 2021

Happy New Year 2021 · Fresh Breeze

2020 has been a tough year, a rollercoaster – enough said.
This is my Happy New Year animation for 2021, trying to bring a fresh breeze into the face masks and foggy glasses.

Dedicated to all spectacle wearers enduring winter right now. (I’m thinking hard about switching to contact lenses lately.)

Third instalment of my Happy New Year Loops series.



27. November 2020

New Website Portfolio Online · Skater Dawg Trailer

Here it is! My new website portfolio featuring new projects with trains, soccer balls, isometric buttons. And of course this short retro pixel animation trailer.

Skater Dawg was created for the sole purpose to aggressively promote this relaunch my very own website portfolio. But since I started almost 25 years ago animating pixel characters in Deluxe Paint IV on my Amiga 500, this art thing kind of has come full circle.

Happy to hear from you, feedback and bug reports are always welcome.

8. April 2020

Portfolio Update

Enjoy browsing my site with projects never shown before or this new collections of animation loops and character designs.

There are still new projects coming up later that year and eventually a kind of retro special website–teaser–animation! Here you can see a little teaser of the teaser.

animation loop bridges for deutsche bahn - christian effenberger

28. January 2020

Happy New Year 2020

My latest happy new year animation featuring the bird of my next short, very short animation.
Also part of my happy new year series. Have a good start in 2020!

[Edit Nov 2020]
Well, yes, the „happy“ in “happy new year” only lasted until March 2020 when Corona made its global debut … but I hope next year it will last a bit longer. Fingers crossed. Next loop is in progress.

10. November 2019

A Little Turnaround

A few poses of a rough turnaround of that guy. The tragic/mean main character of a short story I’ve been working on lately. And I took him for a spin … (see below). More character designs on this project page.

character design turnaround of old man - christian effenberger

31. October 2019

Parasite Preschool – Contribution to FUCK YEAH Calendar 2020

My artwork for the last week of May of the FUCK YEAH 2019 calendar by Schlogger. You can order a copy over at the webshop of Kwimbi, from one of the 64 artists themselves or directly from me. Have a look at last year’s illustration on the project’s page.

8. March 2019

Among Animation SmashDown #9 Winners!

Thanks for all the votes! My needy monkey loop made it among the top 5 of the latest Animation SmashDown Challenge by Markus Magnusson, supported by aescripts!

Check out the other awesome entries by:
Gabriel Gareso, Tony Holz, Alberto Pozo and Deanna Reilly

animation smash down winner 2019

21. February 2019

Animation Loop “Addicted to Love”

Finally, I got the chance to create an animation loop for the Animation SmashDown Challenge #9 by Markus Magnusson.
Watch great entries from all over the planet, on Instagram follow #AnimationSmashDown. Voting is up until next week over at his patreon page!

You'll find this animation also in my Loop & GIF Collection.

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