Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mr. Badger process photos.

As promised, here are some process photos. Above is the tight sketch Maria gave me to go off of. Above that, you'll see the whole set up on my table. This will give you a good idea of how big the whole thing is. Above that is a shot of Maria testing placement during the painting stage. Last but not least, above that, a photo of the badger just before I cooked him to make doubly sure he was the right size. You can see from the tight sketch that I took some liberties here and there. But I think I did a good job capturing the overall image.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mr. Badger's New Book.

And here it is! The collaboration project I promised oh so long ago. Maria and I concepted it. She suggested I do a simple children's book illustration and I stipulated that it must take place underground in a burrow. She did all the character design and drew the tight sketch. I sculpted and built it. Maria helped a little bit on painting it, and was very very helpful during the photo shoot. Together we chose which photo (out of about 80) was the best, narrowing the list slowly down. We also each did a bit of photoshop adjustment on it. Nothing much, mind you. Just color adjustment and I darkened the fireplace innards to let you see the rockwork a bit more. And last but not least, Maria named the piece. I'll post process photos soon. Not now though, it's very late....