Friday, 20 April 2012

showing off

I like to think of myself as a very modest person, but I am proud to say that my work has been on show at an animation festivals (Stoke your fires) two years running as well as two graduation shows (i still am not sure why). here are just a few pictures of my work on show.

 this is pipa (yellow figure) on display with others  from Blue Sky's Robots at Stoke your fires. she later featured at Staffordshire university graduation show (one year before I actually graduated)

 these two are from a steam punk animation that I made with May Jowdh and Richard Ackland. the top picture is my main character and the other is one of the background characters i made, you may have noticed that it is based on count dooku from star wars clone wars ( and when i say based on.....).
this is a picture from my graduation show. i made the maquette of the dog that featured in the money tree. the replacement puppets were made by May Jowdh.
 again from the money tree these are the badger bailiffs that i made from foam latex. i animated the one on the right and Tom Grainger animated the one on the left.
 this is steam boy (as well as my steam powered robot), he was a background character from steam pub.
 this shows some of the small detail of the house set for money tree.
 and this is the set in its entirety.
finally this is the woodland set.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

life drawing

my girlfriend have been attending life drawing sessions down in hastings (at a very reasonable price) and what follows is what i have done so far.

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Friday, 30 March 2012

simons cat

this is another present that I made for my girlfriend for our anniversary.

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no new work

it's been a while since my last post and i really haven't done much in the way of sculpting mostly because of my new job. however i thought i would put up some pictures of some older work that has yet to be shown.

this was my first attempt at pumpkin carving of an abc robot.

this is the small set for one of my animations, these are just light tests but it is still one of my favorite sets that i have made. It is made of foam board that i cut and bent into a tunnel, i then coated the walls in pva glue and sand and the floor is made from pva mixed with shards of plaster then coated in water effect.

this is a stop motion puppet that i made of a victorian soldier. the skull (pictured left) has a hinged jaw that could be move using a bolt that resides in the center of the skull. i used an allen key to move it and i hid the hole in the head with his hair. his face was made of a thin skin of latex (pictured below).

this is the sculpt for my two-face costume. I first sculpted a rough likeness of myself (left), i then started the final sculpt. this was the first sculpt that I didn't use references for as i had an idea of what I wanted it to look like.

this is a commission sculpt that i did for a young graphic artist, it is based on his comic book character Brocolli Man. he had a rough idea of what he wanted with it and gave me a quick drawing but i was given quite a bit of artistic license. as you can see he was pretty happy with it and it took about ten minutes until he stopped swearing.

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