August 15, 2010

Mini iPhone

Yes, that is a teeny-tiny iPhone. I made it for the 48 Hour Film Project. Our prop was "cell phone". So the director of the team I was on wanted to do the Zoolander gag. I talked him into a small iPhone. What you can't see in this image is that there is a shiny cover on this to mimic the glass on the surface of the iphone. There are really only 2 discrepancies: 1) There are 3 columns of apps instead of 4, but seeing as how it's about 38 mm across, I could only get 3 to fit. 2) It's technically too thick. The proportions are to the iPhone 4. But now I'm just being picky.

I'm pretty sure that the magnificence of this thing wasn't seen on camera, but just the reaction of the crew was enough. Max, our fearless leader, laughed when he saw it. That was good enough for me.

If I had more time (I made this in about 3 hours) and if stores were open while I was making this, I might have tried to figure out a way to make it light up. Oh well, next time.

August 12, 2010

Water Lilies

Today I decided to go to Goodale Park, which is in the heart of the Short North. The park in general is ok, but I love the pond because it's filled with these crazy giant water lilies and lily pads. The lily pads don't all lay flat on the water, which gives this sense of an alien growth over the pond. Beautiful and creepy at once, which really is my cup of tea.

I grabbed my sketchbook and found a nice spot to draw from. Well, it seemed nice at first. The weather was humid so I was dripping with sweat within 10 minutes of sitting down. Also, the best place to sit was a rock. So by "nice" I guess I mean less than ideal. To put it nicely.

But after being out there for about 3 hours (broken up by a coffee/get me outta the sun break) this is what I came up with. There is a further purpose to drawing flowers... but I'll leave that for the final. Which, fingers crossed, I'll actually finish.

August 9, 2010

Back in the Studio

Ok... so it's been a while since I posted anything. Not that anyone reads this anyways. In the time between the last two posts I've worked on a movie and moved to a new abode. The sweet thing about the new digs is that I have real, honest to Goonies work space.

And I've finally taken advantage of that space.

I haven't sculpted anything in a long, long time. Which is kinda pathetic, actually. I used to love sculpting, and I think I was half-way decent at it. Maybe. Kinda... So I was asked to do a few sculpts. One is a human heart, and this is what I've got so far:
I'll post images of the final when I have it. Also there is another sculpt that I'll be working on here pretty soon. Yeah.