Tuesday, 30 June 2009


Here they are!

Micheal Jackson california raisins sculpt WIP

I was gunna sculpt a california raisin sometime soon anyway, but after the dreadfully sad news I felt like making some kind of tribute!

(sorry the pictures so dark, click to zoom in)

This is still a work in progress and i will post it here when finished, with better pictures.

It's based around him from this ad:



Sunday, 14 June 2009

Making a cobbled path - vlog

The base is plasticine, which i poked lots of holes in with a stone from the garden. I built a plasticine wall around this, and filled it with plaster. I then put on a second layer (not shown in the video) before carefully pulling it out of the mould. It looked awsome, but unfortunately it soon broke in the middle. I'll fix this some how. I need to make LOTS more pieces like this, as i need to fill a whole space with cobbles, so next time I will put on a layer of hessian (if i can buy any from anywhere) to make it stronger.
Here is how it finished out:

So what do you think? Should I do more informative vlogs? Or go back to pictures?

A picture can say a thousand words
But a video can take a thousand pictures.

The nasty thing is, for some reason I can't edit videos from my camera, they upload in a weird format, all i can do is take them straight from the camera and put them on facebook or here.

What a strange and boring post eh?

Hehe, more interesting stuff to come!


Tuesday, 9 June 2009

(Picture from Claudio Antelli)

Keep watching :D

Sunday, 7 June 2009

On your marks! Get SET!

I had to build a small set for the short scene involving the palace I showed in my last post. I used the good old diorama style again, like with the church set. Heres how I did it.

First, I layed out the basic shape with cardboard.
Then made it 3D with newspaper.
(no i will NOT switch to tesco. Grr)
Now I plaster on torn up pieces of kitchen paper.
You need to work very fast with plaster of paris, it dries quickly. Here it is, plastered:
Next, I paint the basic earth colours of brown and green, very watered down, onto the set.
Then I start adding the woodland scenics grass, bushes, and any other extras. Lots of this i just made myself from cutting things up into tiny pieces.

And that's where I am so far, still lots more to go! You'll notice in the last picture, the lake area is white - i'm using PVA glue in layers, and should end up looking like water.

Today I'm gunna make some evergreens, and bushes.

Monday, 1 June 2009

'scuse me, may i RESCULPT YOUR FACE please?

Yes, certainly...

I'm VERY happy with this, i can't stress enough how it looks EXACTLY like the image i had in my head, of how i wanted the film.


Finished palace:
And whats next?
Well... i dunno yet, we'll have to see...