hand drawn animated GIFs by dain fagerholm
hand drawn animated GIFs by dain fagerholm hand drawn animated GIFs by dain fagerholm
mar 20, 2012
hand drawn animated GIFs by dain fagerholm

‘seven headed creature’, 2012 by dain fagerholm
ink pen on paper
12 x
14 in
all images © the artist



illustrator dain fagerholm, of seattle, USA, has developed a portfolio comprised of hand drawn three dimensional GIFs to which
he has given the name ‘stereographic drawings’. stereographic images have existed for hundreds of years as a 3D illustrative technique.
in this method, one tricks the eye with two parallel images captured with a minor difference in perspective to be shown at a close range
in order to simulate a tactile quality. fagerholm’s approach is quite similar to this antiquated approach, but, in place of hyper-realistic
drawings or photos of landscapes or people, the artist instead creates an illusion of depth for his hand drawn mystical creatures to appear lively.
in order to create stereographic sketches, fagerholm first sketches the monster figures, gems and surreal landscape with colorful markers or pens.
the artist then converts his illustrations into stereographic GIFs, enabling his two dimensional drawings to become three dimensional,
moving images.



‘mystery planet friends I’, 2012
ink pen on paper
14 x 12 in



‘mystery planet creature with boots and gem stone’, 2012
ink pen on paper
9 x 11 in



‘mystery planet: the robot’s soliloquy’, 2010
pen drawing on paper
11 x 14 in



‘untitled’, 2012



‘mystery planet guardian’, 2010
acrylics on plywood
8 x 1.5 x 10 in



‘creature with amethyst gem (gem creature)’, 2012

ink pen and sharpie pen
highlighter on paper
8 x 8 in



‘asylum’, 2012
pen on paper
14 x 11 in



‘blue girl (stereographic drawing)’, 2012

ink pen and color dye marker on paper
7 x 7.5 in



‘four creatures in a room. (stereographic drawing)’, 2012

pencil on paper
8 x 7 in



‘untitled drawing 12:9:11′, 2011
ink pen on paper
9 x 7 in



‘untitled drawing’, 2011
ink pen and color dye marker on
14 x 11 in



left: ‘gem creature on hill’, 2012, ink pen and color dye marker on paper, 5 x 7 in

right: ‘untitled drawing IV’, 2012, ink pen and color dye marker on
8 x 10 in



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