Thursday, January 21, 2016

Instagram account

I have a new instagram account that you can follow me on!
Its a little more regularly updated than the Blog, but I will still post big stuff and progress stuff here also

Thursday, January 14, 2016

January Update; New Year, New Stuff!

 Kicking off the new years Bloggage with some bits and pieces I've been working on.

Zombie- 2016 version
I poured some Molten chavant into the old Zombie animator mould from 2014, and then completely re sculpted the bust, re positioning the head, and fixing issues with proportion. pretty happy with the progress so far, I feel that I have learned loads in the past year

 Mini Alien face
Quick speed 'sketch' in clay of an alien, I'm gonna make a quick mould of this and make fridge magnets out of him!

 Alien Bust update
More progress being slowly made with the larger bust. made a mould of the headpiece and cast out a fiberglass version (in grey) and set that into the sculpture, then i roughly attached the nodes and began incorporating the whole thing together.


as winters are cold in the shed and I'm planning on a 3D printer in 2016, I started designing some armour for the bust in Zbrush, will post more on that in the coming weeks.


Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Various updates, October Bank Holiday

Thought I'd share a selection of updates from various bits and pieces I have been working on in my studio over the long weekend... Read on!

Studio update:
Studio/workshop is pretty much completed now! woo hoo! its nice to look back and see what the garden  looked like before.

While working in the workshop recently I started using Polyester resin and fiber glass again, and the fumes from the buckets even when closed were so bad (i had extractor fans and windows open every evening) I took steps to ensure my lungs stayed healthy by getting a waterproof exterior storage chest, which I lined with insulation, now I can keep my buckets of resin and gelcoat safe and sound without being slowly poisoned .....

Halloween costume-abandoned:
Sadly I didn't make it into Brown Bag this year for the costume party, as it was at the end of my weeks holiday, I instead decided to relax and work on some other stuff, including gardening and DIY stuff in the house. I had made progress on a costume however, I was planning on going as the terrifying clown from American Horror Story Freakshow, click these words to see what he looked like in the show.
I sculpted his face mask on a cast of my own face, and moulded it out in silicone, and then cast it in resin. you can see the progress below. I'd like to finish this one for Dublin comic Con or next Halloween, apart from the human scalp hat, the rest of the costume is a job for the sewing machine.

Alien Bust update
I've been slowly making progress with this guy, trying to get his headpiece finished so that i can mould and cast it to add to the main sculpture. I've also been toying with the ideas of adding a spiny goatee to the character also, not sure if this will stay or not, just playing around with different ideas.

Facehugger Model kit
Getting back into some painting with this life size vinyl model kit I got on Ebay. Pretty neat kit, just needed some heat gun action to fix some warped sections, also some model putty filler to fill some large gaps.
you can see the painting process below, I like to do really contrasting shadows/veins as base layers and then do overall coats of a solid color to blend them together,with hints of the shadows and veins showing through. nearly finished this guy, will post more soon

Monday, October 5, 2015

Alien Bust update- Breakaway sculpts

working on some breakaway sculpts that will have to be finished before the main bust so that i can incorporate them into the larger sculpt as resin parts. more to come!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

adventures in Zbrush- Lunchtime sculpt

Little fetus critter thingy done in about 1 hour during lunchtime