Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sculptures I

Ok, time to post some sculptures. Above is Gandalf the Grey, based on the movie version, played by Sir Ian Mckellen. My most recently finished piece, but I've worked on and off on this one for quite some time now. I guess it's still timely approriate, considering that the Hobbit movies are in the works (thank God he's still playing the character). I would like to have more professional shots taken for this one, so of all my stuff this is the most likely to get reshot. Below are some more of my sculptural endeavors, and this is probably my bulkiest post yet. Pretty much everything is made from varying types of Sculpey with mixed media, I hope you'll enjoy.

Butter's infamous alter ego, Professor Chaos. An old gift for my Dad...and yes real tinfoil.
Copyright Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

America loves GIR. One of my first gifts to Erika. Again, I need some better photots taken for this one. GIR and Invader Zim characters are copyright of Johnen Vasquez.

Yoshi! Hope to have this one painted someday. Copyright Nintendo.

Alita from the manga "Battle Angel Alita" by Yukito Kishiro (Or Gally from "GUNNM," as it's called in Japanese). This one is actually quite special to me and was an anniversary gift for my girlfriend Erika. We and our friends have been long time fans of this series now (which is still going) and it wasn't uncommon for me to refer to Erika as my very own "Battle Angel" from time to time (please forgive the mush). I would do it differently now, but it still remains one of my better pieces and one that I put a rather large amount of love into making. Below are some other angle shots.

A coral reef made for my mom, she's always loved ocean life.
I think the crab is still my favorite part of this one.

Concept bust for the main character in a short film I want to make.
Sort of a clay sketch, if you will.

Dagget, from Angry Beavers. This one is sort of silly, but who doesn't love this character? I do have to say that their anatomy is somewhat difficult to pull off in 3D. They don't even look like real beavers, more like pointy weasel thingies...

Dragon with a pipe. A birthday gift for a friend of mine,
you can probably guess what kind of friend from the gift....

The fact that many of my models were made as gifts for friends is something that I have been noticing increasingly while posting these. Moogles are no different. I forget which Final Fantasy game I based this version on though. Moogles are copyright of Square-Enix.

Probably the only thing you'll ever see posted from my days of using Crayola Modeling Magic, an air dry foam clay (one step up from Play-doh in quality). This is a scene from an episode of Taz-Mania where Taz chases a Kiwi with a very rare, collectible bottle cap on his head. It may seem a little dated craftwise, but to this day my dad will tell you it's the best sculpture I've ever made. So for you Daddya, I put this one up. Taz (and Kiwi) are copyright of Warner Bros.

A fun little scene of Erika and I playing The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It's already been pointed out to me, but just for plausibility's sake, pretend that this is some sort of wireless Gamecube and television set we're playing on
(At least the Wavebird controller makes sense regardless).