Transforming Drawing

TOSC* has just completed a mammoth 2.5 hour, 225,000 frame animated pencil sketch for Rob & Nick Carter’s transforming artwork series.

Taking just over a year to complete, the Jacob van Ruisdael 17th century pencil sketch was brought back to life using a combination of Maya Paint Effects and complex colour remapping techniques. The film is designed to be a continuous loop depicting a 24-hour day to night transition featuring billowing CG clouds, moving shadows, complete with varying wind levels and water turbulence.

View the artwork at Rob & Nick Carter’s website:




3d artist/2d compositor: Russell Appleford

Client: Rob & Nick Carter