Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

R2D2 Paper Mache Done!!!

So, it took some time, but I finally finished up my paper mache R2D2.  Was debating about whether or not I should paint him, and I decided to go ahead and just do it.  I really wanted to see what he looked like in full color.  I equipped him with a voice chip so when you push a button hidden in his restraining bolt, he talks.  Also has lights in his head and the fan on the bottom front panel also spins.  He is 2/3 the size of the actual R2D2 and is made COMPLETELY of cardboard and hot glue.  

I've always LOVED paper mache, and I've gotten hooked again the last year on making things in that medium.  For this past fourth of July, I created a life-sized replica of the Liberty Bell.  This bell was featured on the Worthington Hills Swim Team float which one first prize for Best Organizational Float in the recent neighborhood parade.  That was fun and was also the first time the swim team won a prize for best float!  

This last fellow I started right after I began working on R2 in the fall of 2013.  Really happy with how he turned out as well.  

Sure there will be more to come on the paper mache front!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

More Awards for Lumin

Lumin just won another award!  Click here to read the article on the CCAD website.  Congrats again to the talented group of students who produced this film!!!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

CCAD End of the Year Show

CCAD's student show is this afternoon at school. Some really good work produced this year.  Congrats to all the artists.  

Friday, May 2, 2014

Popinkins Promo Piece 01

Above is the link to a promotional piece we produced about the recording session we had with our actors for the Christopher Popinkins animated holiday special. Special thanks to Eric Homan, fellow CCAD professor, for shooting the video. Hope to document our process a bit this summer and post a few more of these throughout he year. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Drawing in Class

Drawing from Warner Brothers cartoons in class today.  One of the aliens from a Marvin the Martian cartoon on the left. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

More Paper Mâché Models

In the fall of 2013, I created a 2/3 scale model of R2D2. I got the urge to continue with more robots and vehicles in that film series.  Here is (wait for it...) the beginnings of (here it comes...) an (pause for effect...) AT-AT!!! Excited about this one. Will stand about 24" tall. Not sure when I'll get back to him, but off to a good start I think.  Maybe I should have a show sometime with these models.