Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stradivarius violin 1700's

1700's Stradivarius violin oil painting 30" X 40".

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Shipping out artwork

This is a bronze that I did a couple of years ago called "Preserving the legends" and there's only a few left in the addition. I recently got an order for this one so I have it boxed up and almost ready to ship out to the customer. This has a polychrome patina which basically means more color than a traditional bronze finish. In this case I used hard brown wax so I could sculpt fine detail in the beadwork and feathers.

29" tall X 23" long.

Original wax sculpture.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Coraline artwork/sculpts

This is a very early version of Wybie done in the traditional Claymation type Van Aken clay. I did a lot of early exploratory head sculptures searching for what the director wanted to see out of this character. This is the only one I actually remembered to take a picture of.

"Other dad", rear view.

This was kind of a difficult pose to sculpt. The angle of the arms, legs and back all had to be accurate and the body had to have the correct sense of weight.

I don't know if this character actually made it into the film, maybe in the background somewhere. It was a fun sculpt to do and it came together very quickly.

Baby in a pouch.

As far as I know this little guy was in the movie.

Bobinsky's chicken

Yes it appears to be a simple sculpt but it had to be done using the shape language that the director wanted.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

More Coraline art

Another scrappy Rat from Coraline.

These are more drawings that I did during the production to get a handle on the style of the movie and to think of the characters in terms of clay sculpts.

These drawings (or sketches) are my interpretation of original character design created by the concept artists on Coraline.