Original hand-drawn animation is produced at Arik Boas Animation studio in any possible way. Either by exploring experimental techniques or by following traditional methods. Hand-drawn animation is all about frame-by-frame manipulation of drawings, artfully crafted to achieve a satisfying animated flow.
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Reasserting animation as a valid form of fine art - expressive media, such as ink or watercolor, lend depth and character to the final animated imagery, requiring solid draftsmanship and advanced animation skills to effectively manipulate the media. Resulting in animation with a special artistic flair.
Classical animation, the all-time favorite for universal appeal and humor, is produced at Arik Boas Animation in all traditional styles and techniques. Either cel-animation with its flat colors and wiry lines, or a smoother three-dimensional finish of soft shadows and color gradients. Styles may range from the bold 'Anime' look of crisp shadows and highlights (along the tradition of japanese animation), to a rougher pencil finishing. Creating both funny cartoons and serious dramatic content. Production pipelines may involve a traditional pencil-on-paper routine or a fully computerized paperless workflow.
Incorporating traditional skills into the realms of digital media is sometimes referred to as 'Tradigital'. Making computerized animation that sustains a hand-drawn quality, and benefits from both worlds. From Flash cartoons to pure digital art, from character animation to abstract motion graphics.
A fusion of production techniques is often the best solution. Customizing a specialized production plan to specific production needs, orchestrating hand-drawn animation with other production methods. Mixing traditional and contemporary styles, combining digital and hand-made practices. Anything goes in the pursuit of the best artistic results.
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