Posts tagged character
Posts tagged character
My viking model, digitally coloured in Photoshop. I’m fairly lousy with Photoshop so I’m actually really pleased with how this has turned out. Wahey! I’ve changed the colours from the original drawing but I quite like him.
Here’s a screenshot from my new stop motion short, The Princess and the Peas. It’s not online just yet as I think it needs some sort of musical soundtrack, so I’ve sent it to my dad to see what he can come up with. In the meantime here is Penny looking none-too-thilled about having to eat peas for dinner. As you can see, the film is 1 min 45 seconds in length so just a tiny bit longer than my last one!
Stop-motion puppet I’m working on at the moment for a personal project. I’m making a short animation for my portfolio. Her head is Super Sculpey, hands are dipped latex, body is aluminium wire with milliput for bone areas. There’s also wire in the ears of her bunny slippers so I can animate them when she’s walking (depending how ambitious I’m feeling for the shot).
This is her second head because the first one I made was rubbish and her second pair of eyes because I forgot to prime the first ones so the paint started peeling off, which is a shame as I liked the old eyes better. Ah well!!
I just need to make eyebrows and some mouths for her and she’s done.
I realised the other day that I’d never actually uploaded a picture of my finished plasticine maquette. As part of my prize for the Harryhausen Storyboard competiton, I’ll be going to the National Film and Television School in London next week for a tour of the animation suites and a personal tutorial with the staff there. The winners have been advised to bring along any artwork or storyboards we might like to get some professional input on.
So I’m doing a bit more work on this story idea before I head over and I thought it might be nice to give “Angus” a coat of paint. I had heard that Mackinnon and Saunders use acrylic paints on plasticine maquettes so I had a go. Two coats of grey primer went on first, but I still didn’t really get great coverage with the acrylics when I started to paint them on. I needed quite a few coats. Some of the spots were really difficult to reach as well, such as in-between his fingers and around his bag. Still, I think he looks better than he did in just the blue plasticine. Some acrylic eyes would be nice but I didn’t have any so he looks a little vacant, I think. I’ll get some nice eyes online when I get around to making the actual puppet.
Little character I’ve made for my stop-mo animation short. I came runner-up in the Ray Harryhausen Scrapbook Animation Competition so I won the chance to make my animation and have it screened at the Barbican in London, along with some other awesome prizes :D Wheee! Delighted! I posted the storyboard here a while back, if you want to see the story I’m making.
So my little man is mostly finished. Today I’m making a latex cast of the hill and tree trunk. I sculpted them in clay on Tuesday and made a plaster mould which I cleaned out yesterday after work so it should be ready to go with the latex. I also want to get started on the monster head and neck which I’m making separately to the rest of the body (the body is the hill).
Busy day today :) But it’s great coz I got a new desk this week from Ikea so now I have somewhere to work that’s not the kitchen table! *YAY*
My storyboard for a stop-motion animation competition. If you like it, please click the image to bring you to the page where you can vote for my entry by clicking the Facebook “like” button :)
Angus head mock-up in plasticine. He will have a woolly hat also, courtesy of last year’s Innocent smoothie bottles! I think I’m going to make the actual head in Sculpey because he doesn’t really need much facial expression, his character is more about body language.
I’m supposed to be working on his armature today but I couldn’t get the right size brass tubing so I’m going to have to order it online. I also need thinner wire for his hands, as the stuff I was working with yesterday was a bit on the thick side for his slender fingers.