June 23, 2011

Illustration: Music vid hand-animated via iPad

Animator Shawn Harris painstakingly drew some 7,000 strokes using the iPad app Brushes, then combined them into a full-length music video. Check out the making-of:


Posted by John Nack at 1:21 PM on June 23, 2011


  • Iain Anderson — 8:11 PM on June 23, 2011

    Nice! I did something similar with Flash a few years ago, using a Wacom tablet and pressing F6 after every brush stroke to make a new keyframe. Worked well. Here’s an old link: http://www.microsoft.com/events/teched2006/tlc-final2-smallwmv.asx

    [Ah, rats: QuickTime will play only the audio & not the video for that clip. And here I thought that Flash video was the root of all evil. ;-) –J.]

  • Andre — 3:15 AM on June 24, 2011

    Hey, that looks awesome – especially the feature to make every brush a new keyframe… got me thinking. Thanks for shahring! :-)


  • Iain Anderson — 3:17 AM on June 25, 2011

    Ah, sorry for the dead link. It’s in a slightly unusual WMV format (as you can probably guess from the URL) and it no longer seems to play well with Flip4Mac. Here’s a Dropbox version:


  • Traum Leben — 1:53 PM on May 09, 2012

    Nice work, for me this is art! And he puts so much effort in this short animation…

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