Friday, June 25, 2010

Michael Jackson (one year after his death)

I found a clay sketch that I did 23 years ago while working at Will Vinton studios. I'm still sculpting there today , now called Laika studios.


Blogger jriggity said...

been a year already ...jeeezz.

just listening to his music yesterday. Nice work man.


12:50 PM  
Blogger M-Flem-Jr said...

Yep, Fantastic work Tony! It's always nice to see your work in clay!

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very awesome. What kind of clay did you use for this?

2:34 PM  
Blogger Tony Merrithew said...

I used the clay that you dislike on this old sculpt.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw, I don't not like it, I just didn't know how to make the best use of it until trying it in a double-boiler. That stuff melts much cleaner than the newer formula.

Hope I didn't offend you.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Tony Merrithew said...

Not at all. I've just found ways to make it do almost anything I need. Of course lately I've needed a much harder clay for my character sculpts.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Chavant seems to be the clay of choice these days for anything that will have a casting made from it.

Man, if you're ever teaching sculpting, I would love to take a master class from you! That's really what I need to develop, more than anything.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Tony Merrithew said...

I'll keep that teaching thing in mind. I will admit that I can sculpt just about anything and everything these days.

7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually (and all this time later), I have to add that it's not the sculpting I'm particularly bad with- it's the smoothing and keeping some consistency from one frame to the next. In other words, staying on model- while trying not to make it look like an earthquake on playback.

8:36 AM  

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