Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Here's a reminder of what Anya's costume originally looked like
And here's what it looks like now!
And a detail
This is the first costume I have created for my thesis. I condensed the pattern from the original design and did away with the border because I was never really sold on the weird DNA pattern thing...
The entire dress pattern is embroidered, because when you are making dollies this small nobody makes patterned fabric for them. And it took forever.
Sorry about the crappy pictures, a nicer one will be taken at some point.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
It starts with a character design (this is the prince in the story. He's a poop.)
The next step is lining up those characters to get them all to scale.
The wire is laid over the scaled drawings to make the basic frame. This is the Hag's armature, she's got a hump.
The poly foam adds meat to the body while remaining posable.
The arms and legs are sculpted with paper clay, leaving the elbows and knees bare wire, which will be covered by the costumes.
Here's a peek at my progress for my thesis puppets so far. Pictures of costumes coming soon!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
This assignment is a futuristic movie poster in gold, silver and bronze. Yes, the futuristic wasn't bad enough (I don't even draw things from the PRESENT most days) it has to be basically sepia tone.
So, similarly the how I handled the environmental superhero, I decided to ignore the assignment and make a Madonna and Child. Because I am happy to draw Mary, even if I am not happy to draw the future.
Also, check out those hands. Thank you, Jeff Morice for showing me how to do that, I will remember it forever!
So, keep your eyes out for little books in the impulse buy area, maybe they will be designed by me!