5 evocative examples of handcrafted animation

When it comes to animation, we may be living in the age of digital, with its clean lines and smooth curves, but hand crafted animation is still loved around the world and across the generations. When executed with love and care, it can strike the kind of emotional chord that plain pixels can struggle to reach.

If you love illustration, then no doubt you will love storytelling and narrative, and a move into hand-crafted animation will seem a natural one. Of course, few are under the illusion that discipline is straightforward. While traditional illustration can created relatively quickly, a good animation requires weeks (if not months and years) of planning, thinking and technical know how. Plus hand-rendered animation is also a quite niche activity, the main market being within children’s television and TV commercials.

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