Behind the scenes of Cheval Sombre’s animated videos

The two videos for the singles from Cheval Sombre’s most recent album, Days Go By, were beautiful animations by Porto-based artists Lucas Moreira and Cristiana Figueiredo. They have now put together a special behind the scenes video which not only shows how they were made, but also furthers the theme, as Lucas explains:

“Inspired by the theme of the albums – the passage of time – we started filming the making of the animation when we realised that those moments could also illustrate very well that passage.

“These videos where made painting each frame by hand, a laborious and repetitive process, but also fun and rewarding, especially when you start to see the movements being formed, and those static shapes become alive. It took us some days, hours, minutes and seconds… but it gave us back beauty and art.

“It was, in a way, the best of times.”

Watch the videos for ‘Well It’s Hard’ and ‘Sunlight In My Room’ below and buy the album here.