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 inall 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 paper 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 paper 8 x 10 in



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  • lovely 😀

    Dan says:
  • shonky scribblings & photoshop?

    nm says:
  • I was hoping they would at least be two separate drawings. All the work is done in Photoshop! That’s hardly hand drawn animation!

    Ray says:
  • :))))

    wow says:
  • coooooooooooool!!

    wiki says:
  • Sure, nm and Ray — but it’s still a neat effect. I’d love to know how he does it.

    Cheryl says:
  • a darker where the wild things are!!! imagine if maurice sendak were to use photoshop as a resource?! it\’s still pretty great…

    frida says:
  • I think it really only works for the first one but the shaking doesn’t give anything extra to the others.

    Michele says:
  • the easiest thing to make.

    roberto carlos says:
  • the effect is amazing.
    remember great things are simple things!

    doctor gif says:
  • Even grandma\’s think this is cool!

    Grandma Rosie says:
  • Fantastic! So unusual!

    né santelmo says:
  • Hilarious, well done.!

    peter bainbridge says:
  • Awesome…..

    Alok Kumar says:
  • jealous people make me laugh…
    great work!!!!!

    paulo corceiro says:
  • super !!!

    Vitaliy says:

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