Posts tagged modelmaking
Posts tagged modelmaking
Here’s a still from a really short animation (we’re talking 10 seconds short!) I did the other weekend for an online contest which alas, I didn’t win. I had good fun making it though! I won’t put the clip up yet as I want to fix the export settings because it didn’t come out quite right. But I will put it up here when I do.
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.
I just finished my sculpt of this viking based on this drawing by Nico Marlet. It’s from the Dreamworks ”Art of How To Train Your Dragon” book. I love all the character designs and concept drawings in it and I thought this one would make a good sculpture.
I wanted to try turning a 2D design into a 3D model so I made this guy out of Super Sculpey with a coat of grey primer. I’ll hopefully get around to doing a digital paint of it to see what it’d be like in colour.
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!
Picture frame made from Sculpey, primed and ready to paint. This hangs on the dining room wall in my animation.
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.
My stop-motion animation short is now up on Vimeo.
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.
I finished my film! :D
I can’t believe it’s only been a month since I started on it. It really feels like longer. Just about got it done in time for the deadline with some post-production help from my more computer-literate friends.
It’s only a little more than a minute long but it’s going to be shown at the Barbican in London next week after a screening of Jason and the Argonauts and before an animation panel event. Nick Park is gonna be there! So excited! Anyway, it will be online after the event so I’ll be linking it absolutely everywhere.
For now, here’s a shot of my tiny man and hill monster where they currently reside on my desk.