Artwork / GIFs / Meerkats GIF
This GIF came easily because I was essentially animating the original painting to do what I always imagined it doing anyway. It would be like if this artwork alternated between Bettie breaking into a full smile as she leans forward and then returning to her knowing half-smile to watch you again. In fact, many of my paintings are on the verge of movement like these two.
You can download a phone-friendly version of the meerkats—the one above is sized for my site and therefore a bit big for texting.