Wandering in a Dark Forest – Great animation in ‘Gloam’

Gloam is a beautiful new short film made by We Are The Forest (aka David Elwell & Gareth Hughes). In it we see a solitary creature walking in a forest just after sunset. As he makes his way through the trees he encounters something unknown with only curiosity to lead the way.

It’s a simple story but it’s animated with such beauty and elegance. I particularly love the character design and the organic texture of his skin. Both Elwell and Hughes have also put together a little behind-the-scenes feature too, which is well worth watching if you’re interested in how they designed the character or if you want to see one of the short’s shots broken down. Check it out here. Beautiful work!

Philip Kennedy

October 17, 2012 / By

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