DRAGONFLY’S

Hand Drawn
ANIMATION

Beautiful, organic-feeling animation designed with nostalgia in mind.

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BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED

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THE MAGIC OF
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There’s no denying that hand drawn animation is hugely effective, tried and tested. After all – it’s been around a long time. It’s the oldest style of animation there is, existing decades before even computers were invented.

Dragonfly produce hand drawn animated videos that are emotionally relevant and will engage with your audience in deeper, more meaningful ways. We can bring unique characters to life, construct an entire universe, create a species of bizarre creatures – show the inner workings of a volcano or the depths of the ocean.

UPLIFTING

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Industry leading talent

Dragonfly’s animators are artists in the truest sense of the word – they live and breathe in the pursuit of creating beautiful pieces of art that stop audiences in their tracks. There’s nothing more captivating than a truly fascinating painting, and there’s no better way to capture your viewers’ imaginations than through a hand drawn production.

A good business is nothing without great people – and Dragonfly are proud to have some of the industry’s leading illustrators and animators on our team, and they can be on your team too.

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HAND-DRAWN

character
design

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Capture a full range of emotions. Our animated characters are expressive, emotive and wonderfully human.

ANIMATED EXPLAINERS

Just enough to capture an emotion, express a desire or represent your target market.

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Illustrating in this style ensures a truly memorable experience for your audience – unique, disruptive and sticky, leaving your competition in the dust.

DELIVERING STICKY, UNFORGETTABLE VIDEO SINCE 2005

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DELIVERING STICKY, UNFORGETTABLE VIDEO SINCE 2005

Masters of their craft – our artists produce
SPELLBINDING

illustrations

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An experience your
audience will

never forget

Ta-dah! No one does it quite like Dragonfly

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2D ANIMATION SERVICES

Witness an avalanche of creativity and concepts that hit you head on. You need ideas that will connect with your audience – and campaigns that will stand out on every screen.

MOTION DESIGN

Seriously enhance the effectiveness of your production with moving graphics that won’t be forgotten. A valuable art form for businesses who want to get their message across.

CREATIVE SERVICES

Ideas that reach beyond the imaginable. Creative use of video to help build and promote your brand. Deliver your message with clarity and skyrocket your business’ profile.

TRULY MAGNETIC & ABSOLUTELY UNIQUE

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OUR WORK

With additional creative effort, Dragonfly help our clients to develop the right visual narrative for their brand

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Artwork produced with a human touch gives video atmosphere well suited to a charity campaign.

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Every last child

Hand drawn, painted, textured effect animation for a ground-breaking campaign for Save the Children.

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OUR WORK

Itching to see more? Prepared to be amazed by our portfolio of jaw-dropping explainer videos >

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TRADITIONAL ANIMATION TECHNIQUE

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FROM storyboard

TO screen

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Everything starts with a sketch and a scribble. A storyboard is the beginning of a visual narrative for your brand.

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Worth the Effort

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT

Beautiful, nostalgic and intricate animations often come out of a hand drawn process. This process is obviously incredibly time consuming; an animator will draw all the assets and every frame by hand. This can be a long and pain-staking process, demanding a huge amount of time and a high level of skill from an animator.

For this reason, hand drawn animations don’t come cheap – or fast. However, if you’re willing to part with the cash and invest your time, hand drawn animations are often some of the most beautiful and striking out there.

WHAT WE DO

Hand Drawn FACTS

WHY DOES IT WORK SO WELL?
  • Hand Drawn animations introduce a human touch – giving the animation a very organic feel.

  • A step away from the clinical, plastic-y feel of most digital animations you’ll see all over the web

  • This is a style that’s been refined over many decades – and it’s stood the test of time.

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Portfolio

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Midlands Psychology

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This video is an example of Dragonfly's best work. The brief from our client was to create a compelling and engaging short film that would effectively convey positive messages about an autism service for children and the transformation in service provision that was being achieved by the service.

Northampton Council

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Produced as part of the government’s ‘Building Schools for the Future’ initiative, Dragonfly was commissioned to create a first-of-its- kind DVD to help primary school children make choices about their transition to secondary school.

Natural History
Museum

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The National History Museum hosted National Insect Week each year and in 2014, Dragonfly were asked to produce two animated videos to screen at the event. We decided on a hand drawn approach and a traditional 'text book' style for these animations, something which suited the educational objective.

Dragonfly’s animators created a wonderful underwater world for the SeaLife Centre. The attention to detail and beautiful illustration style really exceeded our expectations.

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REBECCA SPECHA

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Our Clients

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