Sunday, 1 June 2014

WHAT JUST HAPPENED!?

Hello, its been a while!

Basically, since last time, I finished my characters, HERE THEY ARE!!


I also started animating my film, had my final hand in of University, did some work experience for the brilliant RASTAMOUSE T.v series, created a showreel containing some of my shots from said film, got nominated for the 'Best Stop Mo' category in my University's awards show, didn't win, but got a lot of amazing feedback from some very inspirational people. 
We then had a networking event after the show, and everyone was being really really complimentary, which is a lovely thing to happen! I was so flattered!

Here's a pic of the networking event!

Also, I printed off 50 business cards and I now have 4…

Whut...

Anyways, I shall be uploading my showreel soon! So keep an eye out!!

But for now, here are some stills to wet your animationy appetite!












I was also lucky enough to have my work displayed in the university's graduate show. This year the theme was 'Flourish'.

SO anyway, My puppets and set were put up whilst all our year's work was shown on a big screen/around the room.


Here's my work on the wall!


And here's my puppets and set in the show. Right under the projector! AHH


Shameless self promotion at its finest!


We then moved the characters to a glass cabinet for the weekend!


AWH They're friends really!


Here's James' and George's puppets in the case too!

Yay! See you soon everyone! Showreel next!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

LET'S MAKE A TORTOISE PART 4 - THE HEAD!


 Today I'm blogging about how I created my Tortoise's head! Here's a picture of him with a bike helmet on.


Firstly, to get an idea of what I wanted to do, I created a test sculpt whilst I was in the pre production stages of my idea. Here is a very basic sculpt in Sculpey. Once I did this, I went about sculpting the final.
I created a balsa wood core (to help with the weight) and then firstly started with the eyes.


To create the eyes, I sculpted the two shapes I wanted in Sculpey, baked it in the oven, sanded it and the suspended it on the top of a plastic syringe. I then encased that in silicone and I then had a mould! WOO

I poured plastic resin in said mould, and it came out like these above!


I then sprayed a lacquer on top of the eyes to make them shiny! The eyes were put under a heat lamp to set.


SO HOT.


This is how they came out!


I also did the same with the teeth. I sculpted, baked, sanded, suspended, made a silicone mould and then poured in plastic resin. 
Here's the final outcome in the Tortoises' head. 


I also created a little mouth to stick on the side of the face, this was made by creating a plaster mould of some rounded K&S .  Here it is below...


 Looks a bit worn out! But basically, I placed an armature inside, with some silicone and they came out like you see below!


I then sculpted the final head with a mixture of different colours of Sculpey, Premo and Fimo.
Everything but the brow has been baked in the oven. 
So the brow is unbaked sculpey feathered onto the top of the baked sculpt. (This is done so I can animate expressions!)

Here's the final look! This is taken from one of the close ups in my student film.


HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS POST!
Here's today's picture of Buster…

I call it: 'Did you sey bisckits?'