20.03.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Trifling Habits” by Sarina Nihei

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This short by Royal College of Art student, Sarina Nihei, is hand-drawn animation perfection. The Japanese-born animator has created a masterpiece, and from what I understand it’s her first-year film?! That’s enough to make me want to put everything I made in school in a pile, and set fire to it (I was maybe going to do that this weekend anyways).

The uneasy universe of the story is brilliantly brought to life by sound designer Pat Hime. This is one of those things you watch and as you are watching it you already know it is your favourite.

Watch “Trifling Habits” below.

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28.03.13 by Jeff

“Not About Us” by Michael Frei

Not About Us animation by Michael Frei
A superb little animation by Michael Frei. Watch below!

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12.10.12 by Kirsten Lepore

Hand drawn collection

Hey all! Guest contributor Kirsten Lepore here! Thought I’d put together an occasional animation-themed post with some of my all-time favs, both old and new.

In the current landscape of computer generated and manipulated imagery, there’s still something so special about a pencil drawing on paper — or in the case of animation, thousands of them.  So these 5 films, all mostly or entirely hand drawn, have been some of the most inspiring for me over the years.

“Triange” by Grace Nayoon Rhee

Grace Nayoon Rhee is an amazingly talented young filmmaker, currently working towards her MFA at CalArts.  She imbues the characteristically harmless hand drawn medium with such a disturbing and cinematic quality, that I can’t help but get completely sucked in to the world she’s created.  The sound is incredible as well.

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19.10.11 by Jeff

Pirate’s Life

This incredible hand-drawn animation by Kijek / Adamski was created entirely with marker drawings on paper.

We Cut Corners Pirates Life hand drawn animation

Watch the animation below!

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04.01.11 by Jeff

“Old Feed” by Rubber House

Here’s a peek at “Old Feed”, a hand-drawn animation with oil painted backgrounds by Melbourne-based Rubber House. I’m sold.

07.05.09 by Jeff

Join our Twibes!

If you’re on Twitter you might already be up on Twibes. I personally hate the name (Elmer Fudd anyone?), but they allow people who share common interests to communicate with one another.

twibes booooooom hand drawn twitter group

I just launched two different Twibes:

Join the Booooooom Twibe.

Join the Hand Drawn Twibe.

14.04.09 by Jeff

Nate Williams

If your Twitter account was recently compromised by the Mikeyy worm (like mine was) your wallpaper was probably reset. Nate Williams comes to the rescue with some nice tiling hand-drawn beauties!

nate williams hand drawn tiling twitter wallpaper
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