Doug's Intro

Animator/Illustrator/Student Director

A drawing is an idea. As an animator, I turn ideas into stories.
I am currently a junior at the Kansas City Art Institute. It's been a blessing and privilege to be a student there after earning my AFA at the Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL. I keep this as a journal of my latest projects and explorations in animation.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Winter Gala Animations

FINALLY, here is a reel of my work from the KCAI Winter Gala Animation Class. The first piece is a short narrative showcasing effects animation. The following clips are all textures that will be projected onto various costumed performers. I own, NONE OF THE MUSIC

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"La Seine"

You NEED To Watch This, nuf said.
This is not the final background, but I used this to test the final rendering process for my animation. Everything seems to be working well together. I have roughly 12-15 seconds of animation still needing to be colored.

Pencil Test Depot
I blame this website for the loss of all my free time. I just can never get enough of watching these. To know the finished product and then see the drawings; I suppose this is how astronomers feel when looking at nebulae. You know the beauty that is clear and present to everyone else, but you gain a totally different understanding of it when you see its birthmother.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


My apologies for the Madonna reference. I really enjoyed working with a rig in Maya to throw down some emotion key poses. Feast Your Eyes!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Online Location

I'm putting together a website. Nothing special. Just a more cohesive place to put up my stuff online.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Putting Things In Motion

Here are a few successful weight tests animated in Maya. I resolved the exporting issues I was having with playblast, yeah. Now all the videos are in a nice, consistent aspect ratio for easier viewing.