Sydney-based illustrator Nancy Liang takes an old-school approach with her imaginative scenes made almost entirely by hand. There isn’t a single element in her animations that doesn’t begin as a physical drawing or object. Liang works mostly with kraft paper cutouts and pencil drawings, all of which is carefully planned in copious sketches before each element is scanned and animated in Photoshop.
My first (late) instalment of a collaborative project with the amazing Lara Paulussen! We are making our personal animated scenes for each month from Sara Coleridge’s poem ‘The Months’. The first month is March!
“I am a Sydney based illustrator who explores whimsy and magic in the mundane. I focus on suburbia, cities and landscapes, and attempt to bring out social, cultural and even personal narratives through these subjects.
Using my interest in dioramas, my illustrations take shape through the collage of graphite, papers and other miscellaneous materials. I am most active making GIFs and now working with Processing.” – Nancy Liang
Kraft Paper Cutouts and Pencil Drawing Animations by Nancy Liang: