Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Dinosaurs!

Ok, since it's been terribly long since my last post - and I would really like to get back into posting more soon - I'm going to get this over with and share some dinosaurs!

These guys here were designs for a Lucky Charms spot.



And the bust maquette I made for finalizing the look (the dinosaur was CG in the final spot)


And here we have more dinos! This time for a Trix Yogurt spot that was for a stop-motion puppet!


Here's the mock-up maquette for the final puppet...

And the construction for the actual puppet...


...almost done...




...Ta-Daaa!


And in her final glory:


All done here at Calabash Animation!

14 comments:

Klaas Op De Beéck said...

wow That is nice!! I wonder, what materials are used to make the final animals?

j.etienne said...

Very impressed by your 3D model

the plummer said...

wow thanks guys! all the sculptures are plastalina/oil based clays. the gray maquette is Roma Plastilina (a medium grade I believe...it's pretty tough), and the stop motion dinosaur (and it's counterpart mock up) are Van Aken Plastalina (colors are custom mixed) with a base of student grade red plastalina underneath (it's firmer/cheaper than the Van Aken clay and is also helpful so I don't run out of the colors).

the armature was made of square brass tubing and twisted armature wire with florist foam to bulk up some areas. the brass had to be soldered/brazed in some areas as well as wired together for extra strength. i'm not skilled enough just yet for ball and socket joints (and they were too expensive/overkill for this spot anyways). some parts, like the arms, were completely detachable with spares on ready should one of them break mid-shoot.

the plummer said...

oh! and the teeth/eyes/claws on the puppet are baked sculpy III clay in appropriate colors, hardened so they keep their shape!

center.for.visualarts@gmail.com said...

love the maquettes!!!

Nathan Dickey said...

I guess we can forgive the lack of posts! haha, these are pretty great, I love the maquette and stop mo puppet. Awesome

Richard Gaines said...

Wow! Really nice work! I'm happy to see you doing studio work! Did you do the puppet yourself? Also, how did you land these commercial gigs?

Joe Bluhm said...

ummm... who rocks? YOU FRICKIN' ROCK!

Marcos Gp said...

To say that this is awesome would be an understatement of how Awesome this is : ) nice job!

The Hen said...

Great designs! Looks like your making some awesome stuff.

Marcos Mateu said...

Dangerous and so cute at the same time! :)

kanishk said...

Really nice work! I'm happy to see you doing studio work.

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freddy torres said...

Wow! Always loved your stuff. Keep it up! -Freddy from Universal:)

Mad Max Winston said...

Cool puppet! Is it for stop motion? Where's dah animationnnn....?