Inspired by the cycle of life; the death of a living creature brings about the life of another. This short film follows a mature deer accepting his destiny, reaching the end of his travel unaware that he will become something bigger.
Leif is a mature red deer that lives in the forest and has lived longer than any other creature in there.
He is a wise and prudent stag that has a strong and beautiful appearance even when he is getting weaker and closer to death.
"Endeering" is a short film with a specific low poly style in mind. Designing Leif and translating his design to a 3D model was a very rewarding challenge. Leif is a majestic deer with a beautiful posture and in order to keep with the stylized form it was drawn several times using different geometrical shapes and colors.
Leif's anatomy was pushed to not look like a realistic deer and for the final model, it was decided to be a tear drop shape for the front and a circle for the back with huge and incredible antlers, and skinny long legs.