Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fun with Stumpy

Yeah, I couldn't resist trying (and loving) Stumpy Pencil after everyone was raving about it :P

Was drawing one of my characters in cut-out style. It's been a long time since I've done anything that way. Takes a bit long for my liking (so like...the normal amount of time a picture should take, haha), but I really like the results.

My little snow leopard, Irbimon <3 Wanted to draw him not in Digimon style.

It's been soooo long since I've done something that isn't style imitation, hahaha. I should prooobably do it more often.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sorry, I don't post very often

Was working on ye olde website and realized I needed to get my blog at least somewhat up to date! So here's some puppet progress I never posted:

Her body is made of make-up sponges. Kind of hard to trim to a smooth surface, but very soft and squishy!

This was where it got really exciting!


Her skin is pantyhose. The thread is there to hold it against the sponges while the silicone cures


And my incredibly messy studio. I opted for the take-home kit because it would be the easiest solution for everyone. But the only space in my house for it was the sewing room in the basement. Had to take over the sewing machine's table.


Now have some random film stills! :D

Friday, November 26, 2010

Oh my god. Oh my god a POST.

HI I'M NOT DEAD, REALLY.
Here, have some production/progress work for my film, to prove that yes, I am in fact making a film.

These are my characters. The fire elemental isn't set in stone yet, her design is troublesome to me.
Um so anyone who saw pre-production work from my group's 3rd year film might remember there being a belly dancer + fire thing going on, just an FYI that this was not at all because of it. The basis for my story was the background I made up for my WoW mage the summer before, who was a belly dancer with a water elemental (mages don't get fire). So it was either hula and water elemental, or belly dancer with fire, both didn't work for me outside of WoW. And I tried the water way initially but decided A) Belly dancers have way more interesting costumes and B) Water is a bitch to animate.

Here is my set design. It's really simple, which is very good.
Head sculpt turnarounds. Initially it was drawn just to have something done for the milestone but it ended up being immensely helpful for the actual sculpt.
My armature! It's oak blocks, a very "home made" way. But just as good as aluminum blocks. Shouldn't there be a second 'i' in aluminum? Aluminium...
And the most recent progress. This was the scariest and most difficult part of the puppet and now that it's done I can be super excited about it (again)! Really looking forward to painting her makeup.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Epoxy smells like pee

Man this stuff takes deceptively long for what it is.

Actually it took like 2h to saw her torso into pieces like that. Mostly 'cause the underboob wasn't a straight line so I had to use an xacto knife instead of a handsaw.


Hi der :)


I'm gon' be real tall!


Feet like twice the size of barbie feet. The magnets are so strong omg. She stands very solidly on top of my pliers.



A bit o' belly fat.
Getting close to the fun part! I am soo stoked to have a go at those leather scraps I got for free >:D

Friday, February 19, 2010

New Project

So I know this blog is pretty dead.
I decided to mark progress on my new project here, to try to make up for it :D

I'm going to turn this:
Into this:Also she's going to be a stop motion puppet~
With real leather armor!
I'm going to Tandy Leather for it tomorrow I'M SO EXCITED.

Thus far, I've learned that hard plastic is incredibly difficult to cut. :\