My third egg. With a good comedic script, a score by Elton John and Tim Rice (Lion King), and decent animation it’s hard to believe that Road to El Dorado was Dreamwork’s only box-office loss but it’s slowly been picking up a following over time and this was one of the funner eggs to create. Who doesn’t love to work with the color gold?
Top: Gold Carvings and Gold/Bronze Cane Effects
Bottom: Jungle Grass
Intramural ornament: Aztec Pyramid and waterfall of El Dorado
Second one! The Prince of Egypt. Though more forgotten than underrated, it still manages a ‘classic’ status. Dreamworks made a bold choice having their 2nd film be a Biblical animated musical but it sure paid off. It brought forth an epic story of equally epic animation.
Top: Pyramid silhouette at sunset
Bottom: Hieroglyphic carvings with faux lapis lining
Intramural ornament: The Parting of the Red Sea
The start of a new sculpting series I’m doing. When I was younger I made a Fabergé egg replica and recently have decided to try to attempt this again but with a added theme. Each one I make is going to be based off of a different Dreamworks animated movie (typical me).
As such I will only be doing period films. As much as I love the film, making an ornamental egg about Madagascar just doesn’t seem right.
The first one out of the bunch, Sinbad: Legends of the Seven Seas. A rather underrated film, and Dreamwork’s last traditionally/hand-drawn animated movie.
Top Shimmering ocean horizon
Bottom: Faux turquoise stone bottom with silver lining
Intramural ornament: Sinbad’s ship on the deep blue sea
While participating in the pay-it-forward challenge, one of my responders, a close friend of mine, requested for his gift sculptures of his 3 favorite cartoon characters. I decided to do one better and sculpted them in one big group hug. A little time consuming and a bit more intricate than I’m used to but over-all this is one of my more rewarding creations.
Ok I can’t really explain this one well. I never thought I’d be one of those people that took pictures with their phone of their drink with ice in it, but when the ice falls where it may and creates something almost symmetrical it’s like it wants to be on display.
“The more you study logic, the more you value coincidence.”
–Fermat’s Room (2007)
Olaf seemed like a good idea since I was coming back after a hiatus on sculpting and I decided to start off with something relatively simple. After all what is more simplistic in sculpting design than a snowman? It’s often one of the first things made by children when they first open a container of Playdough. Though obviously Olaf from the neck up got a little more complicated, overall it was a fairly easy make.
While I didn’t fall head-over-heals for Frozen like most of my theatre friends, I did gain an instant liking to Olaf. He now ranks among my favorite animated movie characters somewhere between Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon) and Morton (Horton Hears a Who), but that full list is for another time 😉
There have been many times in my life when I happen upon some form of visual art and I’m filled with a compelling desire to recreate it myself. For years I’ve felt this way about the poster art for the Broadway show Wicked and I’m still not sure what to do with it. One day I decided to be nostalgic and look up possibly the closest thing to a good film adaption of video game there is, Mortal Kombat, and I was struck by this need after watching its badass opening sequence with its logo engulfed in flames. I had to do something with this logo. And something I did.
Years back, my online friend decided to bring both of our fanfiction characters together for a story and I have to say he did a bang-up job. In tribute, I decided to sculpt our two characters together in one of the short story’s final scenes.
The legs on the bench had to be taken down nearly 3 times because I realized that it would inadvertently make Jo’s legs longer than Sincato’s. The ombré effect on Sincato’s tail took some time.
I wanted Jo’s look to convey doubtfulness at his recent actions.
Sincato’s eyes proved a little harder given there size. Eyes have always been the trickiest part of sculpting for me. They make the character so much. even if they are just off a little bit, the whole character can be different.
After reaching a secluded section of the village where several trees stood and a single stone bench was provided to enjoy the trees when in bloom, the badger sat down on the bench as the raccoon stood with his arms crossed, feeling the cool breeze a bit. “What did you want to talk about?” Sincato asked even though he had an bit of an idea already, the badger looked up to him and sighed. “I don’t know how to deal with this, with what happened today and nor do I know how to tell Po about it. I feel like I did something wrong but at the same time it was right but I was raised to believe it isn’t right by any means.” He looked to the raccoon who stared down at him. “I can’t really imagine what Po was thinking when he saw me, covered practically in-“