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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMAZING STUFF!!!! can I ask what kind of clay you use?

2:29 PM  
Blogger jriggity said...

more and more coolness!


2:55 PM  
Blogger Tony Merrithew said...

We were using Chavant NSP Medium. The NSP stands for non sulphur based plasticine. The clay is OK but it has it's share of annoyances, for one thing it's sticky on tools but you get used to it.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Alex Liki said...

Amazing work man! Congrats!

6:12 AM  
Anonymous John Smalt said...

Awesome stuff. I saw your stuff on the Character Design Blog. Cool Interview too. Keep up the good work.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I, too, came here from the Character Design blog. Your work is amazing.

I'm curious about your clay maquettes--how much is clay and how much is armature? For instance, on "Other Dad" there are large areas, like his lower coat and legs. Do you bulk those up w/ aluminum foil or something similar, and then cover w/ clay, or are they solid clay? Just curious.

Jeff P.

9:08 AM  

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