Friday, 1 October 2010

Had a bit of a prosthetics moment the other day so decided to make a silicone nose. It isn't the best and I have learned a lot from where I went wrong, but it gives an idea. The nose was made in plastiline first and then moulded and cast in silicone. Next time I hope to make the silicone much more translucent so that it can be easily blended into skin.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

In the spirit of making things out of wax, I decided to make a small dung beetle. This was actually a lot trickier that the elephant for some reason.

Monday, 13 September 2010

This is a little wax carving of an elephant I made yesterday evening. I have never carved anything using wax before but it is a really nice material to use. I hope to cast this model in silver using the lost wax process, but whether that will happen, I don't know. It is annoying that the photos don't pick up very much detail due to the colour of the wax.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Addition to the teeth extensions.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Got a little bored today and decided to see if I could make some canine extensions. These are the 3rd set that I made, the first lot were to see if it would work. They are made out of polymorph which is what the eyes of my sculpts are made from. It is a type of plastic that becomes maluable in hot water and cools when it is taken out. I had to stain it a little because raw polymorph is very white, and my teeth are not...

Monday, 30 August 2010

Another day another sculpt. This is a fish alien creature which is vaguely inspired by those fish aliens from Star Wars. Don't know what they are called but those ones. Everything else is pretty self-explanatory really, but if you have any questions go ahead and ask.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

For this sculpt, I was inspired after watching 'The Making of Jurassic Park' so I decided I would make my own raptor. Took the best part of a day to get it done but I was using a technique I hadn't used before. I knew that for prosthetic creation they dilute some of the clay they use with a solvent to create tiny skin bumps and pores. I decided to try the same thing to create 3d scales so mixed some of the clay with white spirit. Seemed to work quite well so I will be using it more often from now on.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Yet another head sculpt. This one I was actually doing at the same time as the female head but have only just gotten round to finishing it. It actually started life as a female sculpt but kept going wrong so out of frustration, I crushed it but carried on with it because it looked querky.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

This one took quite a long time. It was a challenge really because I realised I hadn't actually done any female sculpts before. I had often sculpted characters with aged, worn faces or monsters so a pretty woman with no wrinkles was a challenge. But, yes, I found it difficult. Also got around lack of skin texture by adding a lot of hair. Also the sculpt has no ears...After hours I just couldn't bring myself to make them.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

These are a few shots of another sculpt I did today. Made in exactly the same material and way as the last, just a weird tapir man. These sculpts were made with a cocktail stick which I personally find is one of the best implements to use. I probably should firstly buy and then start using sculpting tools but at the moment I will stick with the cocktail stick.

Monday, 26 July 2010

These are a few shots of a small-scale sculpt that I made yesterday. I had realised I hadn't made a detailed sculpt for a while and decided it was perhaps time that I should. I hope to make another soon. The 50 pence piece is simply there to give a sense of scale. This sculpt is made in hard Plastiline so will not dry and altogether took about 3 and a bit hours to make.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Below is the trailer for my film. I apologise for the lack of title at the end. There was one but for some reason it didn't render so is no more. Just imagine for now.

Lodz Trailer from George Watson on Vimeo.

This is a model of the Nazi's car that I made for close-ups. It is only half the car because I was under the impression that I didn't need the whole car. This was true, however I wish I had made the whole thing because it would have given me more freedom shot wise. This car, like the cellos was sculpted in Milliput. In hindsight, I think I would have sculpted it in plasticine and then moulded it and cast it in resin.

Props now! This was one of my favourite parts of the production process. These are two cellos I made in different scales.
Shot looking down the staircase. This is a lighting experiment.