The way water is animated is so alluring.
Here it's a specific shade of blue used for the water thrown at the girl, and there is a soft gradient of colors reflecting the light and images on the still water. It's fun, simple and playful to look at. It also feels so cold. The way water clings to thier hands,her dress is such a great detail. The dynamic of the water thrown at the maiden is quite hypnotizing to look at, you can see the way the water changes its form by the pale blue outlines, it's oddly solid looking in way, and it doesn't really seem wet, it's repelled by the surface it touches. That's weirdly satisfying in a way.
Ooh I'm on Pixar's water now!
It's so much more solid here, I could feel the weight. And so blue, blue, blue by the surroundings. It's the perfect summer blue of water bodies. And each individual droplet is transparent one can see through it, and the movement much more prominent here. The waves doing their thing, the ushering of millions of air bubbles when Alberto goes in, the water mass so deep, surrounding Alberto at every inch inside. It's just so damn decadent to look at. And the water feels warm, when it soaks you, you feel comfortable, like how droplets of rain on a summer day darkens your shirt.
I'm so sorry I got too excited to show how the animators of Ghibli show water as...... water.
It's my personal favorite, there's this level of sheer transparency that astounds me every time, how the water moves, it's so fluid!(pun intended) There's heaviness present here too, but not as rich as Pixar's, it much more lighter. It's how water feels. Ghibli's water is so soulful. It's cool when you dip your hand in, when you hold it in your hands, little streams of water trickle away, and it shows. The detail given is what makes it so darn beautiful! It also encapsulates how powerful water can be, in these gifs it very gentle. But unaware that it's so gentle, like a sleeping giant. I simply adore that.
Anywho, I don't know bat shit about animation in fluids, so sorry for any mistakes but water has always been one thing I always observe in animation, it's extremely interesting to observe. And I love how it's animated in every animated feature because it so well done.
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