Animating A Pencil Line Drawing In After Effects

The illustrator, Casey Latiolais created a clever design for this holiday card that is sure to be loved. He used his skills with Adobe Illustrator and standard After Effects techniques.

Got asked a few times how I did the pencil drawing for the Holiday card. It was actually pretty simple using some basic techniques

Casey shows how to create an effect like the one in these videos using After Effects. You can also do it with just about any program that has simple drawing tools, but if you’re looking for more of an artistic look then this will help get there.

The interesting thing is once I started adding some distortion on my pencil line (to make it look more like a regular old piece o’ wood) and tweaking its color so they matched better against their background–the whole video turned into something else entirely!