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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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weight: Three Objects

Objective = Simulate realistic weight effects and the objects' impact on a resistant surface.

I had some issues with cropping the final cut, but it's all there. The objects get really close to the borders. This is my first time using stippling as a rendering effect. I like the end result, but I should use it sparingly. It is a very time consuming process. In the future, I need my shadows to be more subdued.

I have to say that I'm most pleased with how the rock and paper turned out. I certainly need more practice with breathing holds. The horizon line is moving so much that it distracts my attention from the moving objects.

Weight: Three Objects from Douglas Meloche on Vimeo.

(below) Final Paper Test

Final Paper Test from Douglas Meloche on Vimeo.

(below) Final Rock Test

Final Rock Test from Douglas Meloche on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. Still, too many drawings on the feather. Don't get too crazy with the aesthetic. It will detract from your movement.