Hand-Drawn Animations Made With Ink, Coffee & White-Out [Video]


Jake Fried creates his videos by layering hundreds of illustrations on top of one another.

Yi Chen

Boston-based artist Jake Fried creates his psychedelic animations with only an ink pen, coffee, and lots of correction fluid. These stunning animations takes the viewer on a dream-like journey with intricate details and surreal images.

Fried’s recently upload animation called “The Deep End” was chosen as a’Vimeo Staff Pick.’ The one-minute video is put together using only a sheet of paper. The hand-drawn artwork is constantly changing by applying white-out and redrawing and coloring on top of it. In the end, the paper contains a thick layer of hundreds of illustrations.

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Fried graduated from the Boston University, and previously studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He’s currently an Educator and Community Liaison at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

See the animation below, and you can view more of Fried’s animation by visiting his website Inkwood.

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