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

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IdN Video v19n5: Hand-drawn p12

Maser – Dublin, Ireland

Maser – Dublin, Ireland

“I have a system. I only use 10 colours: five base colours (yellow, white, blue, pink, mint), then five stripe colors (black, navy, red, orange, magenta). From playing around with this palette, I have come up with more than 25 colour combinations that I frequently use.”

Bichos Da Ceda – Porto, Portugal

Bichos Da Ceda – Porto, Portugal

“The best part of doing things like this is working with a lot of people, something that’s important as a way of producing things. You may not use print-making, but new solutions to print mean doing it with other people.”

Malevo – Guillermo Daldovo – VILLA (1:00)

Malevo – Guillermo Daldovo – VILLA (1:00)

Visual identity video for REYKJAVIK VISUAL MUSIC PUNTOy RAYA FESTIVAL 2014.

Scheltens & Abbenes – New Website – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Scheltens & Abbenes – New Website – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Design by Bas Koopman and coded by Thijs Gadiot and Martijn Eerens, please checkout the brand-new website of photographer/artist Scheltens & Abbenes. Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes are the sum total of a still-life photographer and the creative craftsmanship of an artist. Technical perfection added to individual handicraft, strong pictorial clarity in addition to tailor-made settings. They experiment with converting spatial dimensions into flat surfaces and explore intensively photography’s potential for creating illusion. Essential to their work is the laboratory process in the studio where they construct their settings with an attitude of conceptualization and solution-led thinking, regardless of whether they are editing or tackling commissioned or independent artistic work.

ATYP Studio – Tide (3:12)

ATYP Studio – Tide (3:12)

A visual study of repetitive tidal patterns and their relationship with time. Inspired by the seaside location of the Atyp studio in Brighton, the video can be looped indefinitely.

Fernando Lazzari – The Road (0:45)

Fernando Lazzari – The Road (0:45)

Exclusive clip made for IdN.

FutureDeluxe – Collision Trailer (0:55)

FutureDeluxe – Collision Trailer (0:55)

A FutureDeluxe Film – Coming Soon

Anagrama – Monterrey, México

Anagrama – Monterrey, México

“It’s important to decide on a colour palette that can stand through time, it must never feel as if it’s outdated and it must survive through new trends. The colours chosen for a brand identity don’t necessarily have to appear on every piece; it’s important to choose where the colours will be applied.”

The Patternbase – Kristi O’Meara, Audrey Victoria Keiffer – Chicago, USA

The Patternbase – Kristi O’Meara, Audrey Victoria Keiffer – Chicago, USA

“I feel as if what a lot of artists are doing is DIY. Be your own boss – we are really part of that movement. It’s all about finding people that have something to contribute to the bigger picture.”

Joe Fleming – TEDx Somewhere in Time (0:11)

Joe Fleming – TEDx Somewhere in Time (0:11)

Bumper for the 2014 TED X conference - Somewhere in Time.