Thursday 5 January 2012

A Slippery Subject

Just finished making the first draft of Myrtle's snail - the pest turned pet who currently has no firm name (still settling on one)...

Here he is with collar and leash, and made in one inch (1:12) scale (this means he is 12 times smaller than real life) which makes him the size of a puppy.  Made using polymer clay and finished with paint / mixed media. Later I'll recreate a 3D version in Maya.

Don't forget, he's just a first draft - stay tuned for final versions or get involved and leave me suggestions in the comment section!
Before you ask, yes I think I must have been (at least on a subconscious level) inspired by the racing snail from the 80s movie 'The Neverending Story'. ;)

 Alongside morning cuppa - to show scale.

Sunday 1 January 2012

H A P P Y 2 0 1 2 ! ! !

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope everyone had a fantastic time last night. My night was probably my second favourite New Year's Eve ever (coming after New Orleans at the Ritz-Carlton in 2009)!

Mulled wine now washed out of my hair, I'm updating this blog to reflect on what I accomplished last year in 2011. Below are snapshots of the past year. Summing up, I wrote a short film entitled 'Myrtle the Witch' that I will aim to work on in 2012. It will be shot on miniature sets using miniature hand-sculpted characters and I really can't wait to get started. I also had my work featured in 2 magazines, started working as a freelance miniaturist and building a business in which I now sell in over 30 countries worldwide. I graduated from UCLA with my Certificate in Entertainment (Screenwriting), did both freelance script revision and freelance concept artwork for producers in LA, travelled around California (including Yosemite twice), had a balloon ride over Temecula, packed up my workshop and moved from the US (where I have lived 2.5 years) and moved back to Blighty at the end of last year!

Snapshot images of 2011 below.

Hearst Castle, UCLA Graduation day, Temecula
Yosemite and Halloween in Los Feliz
Pumpkins in miniature for various projects
Miniature forest scene
Boggarts Bazaar miniature commission
Boggarts Bazaar miniature commission
General miniatures
General miniatures
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