Sunday, September 29, 2013

John Deere Tractor

                                                  Time-lapse Video - John Deere Tractor
My computer crashed and I had to make this tractor for a client by using just a picture she had sent me. This was a challenge, but I like the way it turned out. I didn’t use any computer programs or print outs. I used a ruler a lot and tried to keep the pieces symmetrical.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Smurfs & Smurfette Cake Toppers

Cake toppers for a good friend's daughter. Happy birthday Haylee!


Studio and camera setup.

Time-lapse Video (Ewok Maquette) – Kids Adventure Piece

 Susanita's Little Gallery is having an exhibit for kids adventure films from the 80's. I chose the Ewoks. I used references from both Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and the Ewok movies. Few people truly appreciate the spin off Ewok films. I grew up with them so it's great to watch those films with my own little ones. 
I attached a time-lapse video to show how I made the Ewok figures. I still have a few characters and details to add.

Princess Cake Topper

The client wanted a pink princess cake top for her daughters birthday cake. Not really Disney but a princess. I was given creative freedom so I decided to use a lot of different references for this piece. For the dress I used Charlotte La Bouff  (Princess and the Frog). I made a huge pink dress and a hot pink bow to match the cake. The cake she is holding matches the cake the princess is on top of , white with black swirls. Since a one year old princess party is more about the mom than the daughter (I have two girls so I should know) I decided to use Aurora as a face reference. Her moms favorite princess is Aurora and she looks just like her. The birthday girl has blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes so I made the quintessential blonde hair, blue eyed princess with a big pink dress. I watched hair tutorials to get that side swept hair right.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Anniversary Bride- Finished & Time-lapse Video

Bride & Groom

The bride is the first of two figures and a background for an anniversary commission piece. 
Below is a link to a time-lapse video to make her. It's a very long process so I have to create multiple videos. Feel free to skip around or skip to the end for those of you that don't study paper sculpture.