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

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