Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Youngest Miss Clarke

So here as promised is the design plan for that armature in the previous post. Already added the first block-in of clay, so it's starting to come together. I'll post an update before I'm ready to bake. Really glad I let Raul instruct me on armature building because if it weren't so darn sturdy I would probably have busted it up and died of frustration by now. Also saw Jordu Schell's Gnomen DVD on sculpting monsters...very informative AND super funny...would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Again, this is my design for the main character of Beauty and the Beast (aka Beauty, but that's not what I've named her). I'm sticking a little closer to the original fairy tale story-wise, set in a time/place that I am (haha, it's not cheating to draw what you know) very familiar with - though judging solely from the above may not be what you'd guess. It'll probably become more clear when I get around to posting the Beast half of this equation. For now, enjoy and ponder the awesomeness to come. ^^

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Armature Building

Working on a new character and decided to do a bust sculpt. Stylistically aiming for something more along the lines of a Stop Mo. Animation Feature like Coraline or Paranorman or Corpse Bride since I've been watching those quite a bit recently. Here is the initial armature for her. ^^ More to come as things progress!!
She is the main character from my own retelling of Beauty and the Beast. (Still debating on a new title for it) I'll start posting the drawn concept work I've been doing for that soon too. ^^