More and more motion-makers are having recourse to this most basic form of art to bring a certain special "something" to their movies. This time-consuming technique has now been done away with by digital technology. But traditional drawing ability still plays a vital role in computer animation. Here are 23 beautifully executed examples from 21 of the world's most talented exponents of combining traditional techniques with digital means.


Hand-drawing adds magic to the digital environment

Drawing is the most fundamental form of art, dating right back to the origins of humankind when hunting scenes were depicted on cave walls. You might imagine that the digital revolution has finally done away with it, but you'd be wrong – more and more motion artists are incorporating traditional techniques into their output. They claim that this brings an indefinable magic to the movies they make on the computer!

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn


Specifications:

112 min
Dolby Digital
All Region DVD
8 page Frenchfold insert


Featuring:

- 2VEINTE Motion Design Studio - Opening Title for IdN
- Benjamin Ducroz- Phosphene
- Dimitris Dimos - Characters' Presentation
- Freek van Haagen - Broken
- Fuoricentro Studio - Feed The Tree
- Impactist - Wilfred Promo Montage
- Jack Whiteman - XMAS No. 1 Single, A Demo by Spudhead
- Jason Edmunds - Pride
- Kijek/Adamski - Pirate's Life MV for We Cut Corners
- Kousuke Sugimoto - Kesshin Sokudo MV for Handsome Kenya
- Lin Mei - The Little Secret of Onionboy
- Milkyeyes - Donato Sansone - Topo Glassato Al Cioccolate/ Frosted Chocolate Mouse
- Nicola Smanio - Stopp LA Reel Intro
- Parquerama Studio - The Head
- Parquerama Studio - Making of The Head
- RACECAR - Kiss - A Love Story
- Robert Connelly - For The Love Of Music
- Rop van Mierlo - C+H2O, 12FPS
- Rubber House - The Big Winner
- Stuart Langfield - PressPausePlay
- Xaver Xylophon - For Hire! - Bangalore Rickshaw
- Yann Ben Alluch - Lucha
- Yann Ben Alluch - Lucha part dos
- Yung-Han Chang - No Robots
- Jean-Christophe Naour - Kinect Graffiti
- Jean-Christophe Naour - Kinect Graffiti Mock up no.3
- Jean-Christophe Naour - Mathematical Abstraction
- Jean-Christophe Naour - Kim Young Joo Platinum - Seoul Fashion Week F/W
- Multitouch Barcelona - Hi! A real human interface
- Multitouch Barcelona - Sabadell
- Nation London - Christmas Cracker Animation
- Scott Snibbe Studio - Björk: Biophilia
- Scott Snibbe Studio - Passion Pit
- Sword & Sworcery - Superbrothers - Audience Calibration Procedure
- Sword & Sworcery - Superbrothers - Japan Launch
- TODO - Artificial Dummies
- TODO - La Moneta Dell'Italia Unita
- TODO - Chinagram
- TODO - Hotpoint Innovation Area
- TODO - Nike Store Opening
- YesYesNo - Chase No Face MV for BELL
- YesYesNo - Lights On!
- YesYesNo - Night Lights
- YesYesNo - Nike + City Runs
- Yoon Hyup - 2012 Short Animation
- Yoon Hyup - Yoon Hyup interview

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p5

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p5

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p6-7

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p6-7

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p8-9

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p8-9

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p10-11

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p10-11

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p12

IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p12

Leolab – Mexico City, Mexico

Leolab – Mexico City, Mexico

"Good packaging is all about understanding the three dimensions and the way the object will interact with the space and the final user. It is all about the impact, concept and final materials. Good packaging is meant to enhance the product’s features and transmit the brand values. Finally, good packaging has got to be original, creative, functional and environmentally friendly."

Happycentro Studio – Verona, Italy

Happycentro Studio – Verona, Italy

"Every single package asks for a peculiar way of developing it. And even if generic, we think that this is the first main rule because it contains the idea that the designer should avoid using the package just to express his own idea, a style exercise. Content comes first."

Beyonderground 2015 – Hasselt, Belgium

Beyonderground 2015 – Hasselt, Belgium

Beyonderground, the international festival of graphic creativity, is returning to its hometown of Hasselt between 24 APR and 03 MAY! The festival has 2 parts: "Graphic City" is the graphic takeover of the city and its public space. Exhibitions and installations address the general public while visitors can attend workshops and so make their artistic contribution to this "Beyonderground Graphic City". Part two is an "indoor event" conference at Muziekodroom, where more than 50 graphic artists will talk about their work and give workshops and performances.

nendo – Oki Sato – Tokyo, Japan

nendo – Oki Sato – Tokyo, Japan

"Cup Noodle pleases eaters with its taste – we wanted to entertain them visually."

Bigote Films – A-MEDIDA (4:09)

Bigote Films – A-MEDIDA (4:09)

Official Music Video for Phi-Life Cypher – Herbaholics

OFFF Barcelona – 2015 Teaser (1:11)

OFFF Barcelona – 2015 Teaser (1:11)

Video by Atelier/Masmachos

Arithmetic Creative – Vancouver, Canada

Arithmetic Creative – Vancouver, Canada

The design agency that believes in necessary, useful and beautiful.

Danny Sangra – CASUAL SCI-FI: The Future (ish) (4:07)

Danny Sangra – CASUAL SCI-FI: The Future (ish) (4:07)

A short film about a guy, cutlery and the future (ish).

PINWU – Hangzhou, China

PINWU – Hangzhou, China

Each member at PINWU integrate their unique personality and cultural experiences into enriching the brand with a distinct international flavor. Based in Yuhang, China, they have spent extensive time and research on the area’s traditional materials, like Bamboo, Silk Floss, Porcelain and Paper.

Beatrice Menis – Stockholm, Sweden

Beatrice Menis – Stockholm, Sweden

"I always try to add some story-telling when I’m working on a new design to engage the potential customer."