Friday 18 February 2011

Shen Shaomin

These are Shen Shaomin's sculptures featuring the bizarre and weird animal anatomy. Shen Shaomin adopts the role of being anthropologist, scientist, and author of his own fabricated mythologies. Constructed from real animal bones, his sculptures collectively create a bestiary of fictional creatures that are wondrous, frightening, and strange. Reminiscent of Borges's Book of Imaginary Beings, Shen's absurd assemblages exude an ancient wisdom, authenticating the magic of fable and folklore, while alluding to contemporary issues of genetic modification, consequence of environmental threat, and concepts of the alien and exotic.

I like this one with the three headed and four paired legged mammal. imagine with wither fur or skin and see if it was alive.

Tuesday 15 February 2011

preview story board

darn google docs wont allow em to upload these so i am using my blog so i can copy the links

spider expressions/faces

Monday 14 February 2011

3rd year colaboration, props

Here are some props i have made a start on, I still got to do some more for the 3rd year project which is a stop motion. i am pleased of my sink, may need a bit of more white paint, the mugs need working on.
here is MA TOILET....well prop of a toilet...was not actually needed for the stop motion but I wanted to do it anyway ^^
I am using plasticine and then using acrylic paint for a basecoat then some warhammer paint to use cause water colour aint good ebought

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Monday 7 February 2011

Barista by Alex Jollife

This is Alex Jollife 3rd year project of the animation course that I and several other second years will aid in his animation. So far thi is his bible to show what we are currently working on. So far i have been given a small assigment using the software of "toon boom".

Drawing Stickmen 101

Saturday 5 February 2011

Rough, quick draft

a quick test of the spider spitting, rough draft

Thursday 3 February 2011

Inspiration and accuracy

Photos by Mathew Brady

Artwork by Frederic Remignton 1861 - 1909

Film Images of the upcoming 3D CGI Western Animted movie of RANGO

Clothing on the spider, a large old tattered sombrero with an old ragged poncho which migth resemble a blanket. The spider hair colour is presumly white because of old age as well as wrinkles on near his eyes.
This screenshot is a good one because it has a spider on the left playing the piano, using its front mandibules (frontal legs near mouth) or its front legs to tap on the keys.

Tuesday 1 February 2011

Pre-Production, Character design

The main Character, as must of benn mentioned before, is a jumping mexican spider. Someone who STANDS OUT in the picture like in STANLEY SPENCER's work, most of his work, depict one larger figure standing out, here, its someone smaller, more outcasted because of mexican trait such as accurate history of 19th century america because the mexican nationality was not liked and niether did they like them ever since the American Mexican War. As the show is a documentary I intend to show accurate history timelines and some few events that follow from the MAerican Mexican war to the Civil War onwards to the Gold Rush

I am still drawing 19th century mexican clothing for the spider, old raggy peasant clothing with no heiarchy system.