Blue sketches appear on a painted canvas. The spokes of a bicycle wheel spin. Singular watercolor images emerge from the framework of an underpainting that gives way to richly textured architecture and foliage. A student rides forward weaving a tapestry of imagery as a campus reveals itself before his wheels. Ever advancing buildings grow from the imagined to the constructed.
The effect of the growing color palette as it washes over the canvas to create vivid moments and fleeting glimpses of the campus is nothing less than stunning. A gentle pullout transports us skyward, like a serenely gliding plane, over the rooftops of the buildings to lay the entire campus before us cradled in the crook of the river bend.
Built is a veritable kaleidoscope of images beautifully layered together. 2D and 3D animation combines with hand-drawn painting to recreate the texture and layered look of a traditional watercolor.