Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Now that the basic structure had been blocked out it was time to get into the sculpting. There were many parts to make and fit as well as getting the steel plate look going. My goal was to make the steel plating look dynamic, with various levels, rivets and other parts to play off the final texture. Sometimes when you're sculpting a character, think of how it will look in a flat gray color.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Drawing with the sharpie was the best way to get the position of the plates rivets and other important landmarks of the figure onto the foam.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Cintique. In the world of TV animation there are no more animation cells, background paintings and so on. Working with pencil and ink, sculpting with large tools and sculpting foam, creating a poster that was created by hand with wooden block printing was very gratifyingly tactile. Etchpop Labs you can send them your art they will laser cut a wood block. This is really cool and their work is amazing if you have not tried it yet. I created a two color show poster. I would run the BG color plate first let them dry then roll out the black ink. My favorite part was each poster was absolutely unique like a snowflake. Even more so then digital prints it's more of a hands on medium. Sometimes even a finger print or two. The evidence of human error will always be more attractive to me as an artist. There is a signed numbered run of 35 show posters. soon I will be releasing some one off color variants, keep checking in for the release.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Foam Sales in Burbank to pick up a bunch of 2 pound density sculpting foam. The consistency of this foam is like a cross between floral foam and balsa wood. We used hand saws, wires, even a horse brush to work the foam into the rough shapes. Cutting the blocks and lining up the inner frame takes quite a bit of measuring and gouging in controlled spaces. Also making sure the metal frame with the holes for the arms and legs plug into lined up with the model. Once the blocks were cut and channeled it was time to glue them together. The best thing to do this job is Windlock Foam 2 Foam adhesivethis stuff works great dries quickly and you are still able to sculpt it.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Eventually at some point in my life I wanted to make some really big sculptures. When I worked in special effects there was nothing quite like being part of a team realizing a giant character sculpt, Mount Rushmore replica, and so on. I had been planning the 100 Robots Show at Gallery 1988 and thought it might be the perfect show for a really big sculpt. Pretty In Plastic Studios was a huge help. She suggested doing the piece in sculpting foam with a resin coat. I have limited experience sculpting foam, and I knew that such a large piece is going to require a welded metal frame something I have no experience with. Julie put me in touch with Master Foam Sculptor (my title for him) Gerald Donofrio and Welder extraordinaire Erik James. Working with this guys and their ability to go with the project and improvise on the fly made the project much smoother.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Pretty In Plastic shooting the last coats of primer on the Revenge-Bot, hence the mask goggles and what not. It's been a long arduous process that said I'm happy with the results. With the opening fast approaching there's still much to do, 100 Robots takes some time.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Etch Pop the poster will be available at the show.
Mighty Jaxx site.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Etcpop they will take your art and and laser engrave a real wood block printing plate. As I get further I'll have some processes pics.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Here they are; 8 4X4" canvases each with it's own monster. They will be available at the Van Eaton as part of the Mad Monster Party Tribute show. The titles are starting from the top left: #1 First To Arrive. #2 Can We Go Now. #3 Just One More. #4 New Years Eve Again? #5 The King Of Beers. #6 That's Not Cranberry! #7 This Was Supposed To Be A "Don't Tell Vomiting Skeleton" Party. #8 Oops, Nobody Told Me It Was A DTVS Party.