Saturday, October 28, 2006

Doodle 2

Some quick studies I did of one of my favorite american
contemporary painters Malcolm T. Liepke. He has quite a
unique way of sculpting the face, I think.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Over the Hedge 15

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This is more or less the final version of Ozzie. Once again,
largely the brainchild of the great Nico Marlet, the only thing I
could do was to "dumb it down" a bit. If only I could show you his drawings....Wawawooweeweewah!!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Over the Hedge 14

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I think he's called Nugent in the film.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Over the Hedge 13

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The Weasel. That's right, he's not in the film. He appeared
in the original script, where he was run over by a truck. Pretty funny
but ultimately a bit too morbid. So we killed him completely!....
I did this turnaround from a pose Nico Marlet did. It was then sculpted
by the great Raffaello Vecchione. But that's pretty much as far as we got.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Over the Hedge 12

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Here's an example of the orthographic drawing (or blueprint)
which is done after the general design is approved. Like I have said
before, it's very hard to maintain some of the asymmetrical features
that inevitably creeps into a design, mainly because models need to
be symmetrical, for some reason. However, once built and rigged, it
is possible to regain that asymmetrical appeal by means of off-setting
features when building expression. It took some getting used to...
My good man Brian Jeffcoat modeled Vincent as you saw him in the final
film in record time based on these drawings.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Over the Hedge 11

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Here's the final approved full body of Vincent.
If I find them, I'll post my orthographic "blueprints"
that I did for modeling based on these final designs.