Telescope: A texture study

Posted on Jan 27, 2016

Every animation I create begins in Adobe Illustrator. I love the crispness of vectors. Recently I wondered if I could add a bit of texture to a video, without losing Illustrator’s innate clarity. Experimenting with the charcoal brushes from Illustrator’s brush library, I created two layered illustrations, both of men sitting in trees. Imported and animated in Adobe After Effects, here’s the final product. Do note that this was a stylistic experiment, a texture study. The animation is brief, with a minimal amount of storytelling. – Joe Gast


Above, one of the two illustrations I used to create the final video.

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