I decided to go a little easier for my second GIF, just text. Peace or War. Displaying PEACE on a white background for a calm feeling and WAR in red font and on a black background to really make you feel the effect of WAR.
I used GIMP to create this animated text as well! Again, I spent a lot of time learning how to create GIFs and actually making them work. I started with a white background and duplicated it, then created a black background and duplicated it. I then added PEACE to the white back ground and made it large and changed the colors of each letter to make them feel soothing. For the black background, I added WAR in red to really make it stand out and feel angry.
Same thing here, it doesn’t work as the thumbnail, but if you click on it you can see the animation.