- Drawn TO Animate -

I’ve always loved to draw.
Bringing a vision out of a blank sheet of paper feels magical. 

To make that still image come to life is even more satisfying.

In this series I traveled around Montana shooting video footage and stills, and posted my favorite shot each week on Instagram @bryanschaeffer

I used my favorite photo compositions as a reference to draw from.  Drawing the scene takes me back to what it felt like to be in that place.

I typically work on sketches on paper with pencil and pen then digitize and color as vector art in Illustrator.  You can watch demo videos of this technique #drawntoanimate on my blog.  Vector is amazing for being able to create artwork that is infinitely scalable.  This comes in extremely handy for large format ultra-hd motion graphics and large format print graphics.   


A drawing process is line-oriented where a painting process is tone oriented.  A line or “stroke” as it is know in Illustrator creates a shell around an object to enclose the shape and give it form.  Paint utilizes layers of tone that build upon each other to blend many colors and facets of light that represent depth and value.  Think of Rembrant or DaVinci painting this way.


The ability to composite this type of artwork into animation has captivated my interest for story development. 

More to come on that.


Learn about techniques and strategies for content creation on my blog.

The variations of line, fill and color are endless.  See more animation examples below.

Tap/click sketch to see painting process.

Tap/click sketch to see drawing process.

Animations from custom illustrations (above) and brand libraries (below).

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Bryan |  Creative Lead | (206) 280-8767 |  bryan@sintr.com 

SINTR® is an award-winning Creative Studio that works with select clients to create moving experiences that educate and inspire action.