27 December 2013

Hypnotic Animated GIFs Created From Hand-Drawn Images

Animator Matthias Brown creates amazing looping GIFs using an animation method called ‘rotoscoping’.

For the uninitiated, rotoscoping is a technique where animators trace real footage frame by frame to create live-action animation with a hand-drawn feel. It was invented in 1915 by Max Fleischer and is characterized by a rough hewn quality, which lends it an unpolished charm.

View some of Brown’s animation at his Tumblr and read about how he got started here.

[via This Is Colossal, GIFs via Matthias Brown]