Incubus singer Brandon Boyd and drummer Jose Pasillas drew literally on their college art-class experience for the group's new video to "Drive."
The hard-rock band had planned to hire an animator to create imagery inspired by one of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher's best-known works, "Drawing Hands" a sketch of two hands drawing each other.
But after speaking with the video's director, Phil Harder who also shot Incubus' "Stellar" clip Boyd and Pasillas decided to try their own hands at the project.
The pair, who studied art in college while playing in the band, spent more than 50 hours creating the frame-by-frame images. The animated material is interspersed with live performance footage in the clip, which was shot in Harder's hometown, Minneapolis.
"I've always been fascinated with experimental animation, and this video gave me a chance to bring together my passion for music and drawing," Boyd said in a statement issued through his publicist.
Part of the clip will air during TRL on Friday (January 19). "Drive" is the third single from Incubus' platinum-certified Make Yourself album (1999).
The band will perform "Drive" on Fox's sketch comedy show "Mad TV," airing on the channel February 3.