Friday, April 28, 2006

Maquette In The Works...

The scene this is based on is in my opinion still one of the most perfect pieces of acting in animation. I don’t think I’ve caught the abject horror but I tried to pick a moment that had some movement to it. I’m not finished yet and may be able to fix this thing.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Life Drawings

There’s something about the quick gesture sketches that I just can’t seem to get into my longer poses. I think it’s the sense of movement that is lacking. Also the longer poses look labored where the quick sketches are more free and flowing. I’m working on it.

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Friday, April 14, 2006

Bill Peet and Me?

Pamela Camel belonged to the Brinkerhoff Brothers Big Top Circus a long time ago. So starts the story by the famous Disney story-man Bill Peet. After helping craft many classics like 101 Dalmatians, Sword in the Stone and Jungle Book, Peet parted company not on the best of terms. He quickly started a new career as author/illustrator of many beloved children’s books. Now my question is who did Peet know from the Brinkerhoff family? It’s not a name one just thinks up. Thanks Jim for bringing this to my attention.

Maquette Also

I’m a little frustrated by my crappy pictures. This guy is about six inches high.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Maquette Continued

This is the finished piece. From planted foot to the top of the flying ear, it’s about 6 and a halve inches tall. Next, something with cloth.


Okay here is my first action piece. It’s not finished yet and will be sprayed a neutral grey. I should use a harder base because it was hard to lock it down without it wanting to pivot on that foot.