Thursday, 24 July 2014

I owe you an Update.

So! I've been away for a while and neglected this blog, which isn't nice by any stretch of the imagination.
In recent news I've had a couple pictures of a sculpture I made chosen to be shown at the San Diego Comic Con, which is rather exciting.
Alas I haven't been offered free tickets to fly over and see it but thats life unfortunately.
The pictures in question were a couple of a caricaturial sculpture of Peter Capaldi as the soon-to-be 12th Doctor Who. These will be shown on a screen displaying other fan artwork at the Doctor Who booth at the convention with footfall of a couple hundred people at least.
A nice thing indeed.

I've also been getting back into sculpting in a big way, keeping my hand in as it were.

Here are a few examples of what I've done over the recent months...

         
(Above: A sculpt of Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor to be included in a book which will be sent to the man himself)


(Above: Parker from Thunderbirds)

                                                        (Above: La Roux/Elly Jackson)

(Above: Peter Capaldi)

And now a couple things on the boil.

(Above: Gary Oldman as George Smiley)

(Above: David Bowie)


I was also recently in Italy for a couple weeks and spent a fair bit of that time drawing and focusing on expressions and caricature drawing.
Not entirely sure why, but it has been an area I've always been fascinated by.
Here is a spattering of some of the drawings.


Richie and Eddie (Bottom)
Simon Pegg (The World's End)



It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 
Ilana Glazer (Broad City)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
La Roux




Alan Partridge


Anyway thats just about it for this update, I should have more interesting stuff to talk about in the coming weeks with several projects soon to be entering early pre-production.

Thanks for watching, more to come....



Thursday, 12 December 2013

Monday, 2 December 2013

The Dodger Warp



             

A little animated tribute to Doctor Who that my work partner Alex Creed and myself have been toiling away on for the past several weeks.
Some Stop-Motion, some Jammie Dodgers, two Doctors and a TARDIS, what more could you ask for.

Give it a whirl and share if you like. 
Special thanks to Justin Dolby for the seamless sound design.
 >>The Dodger Warp <<



Friday, 29 November 2013

A Private View of You Know Who.

             
Some snaps of the "Doctor Who & Me" Exhibition Launch Night/Private View hosted at the National Media Museum of Bradford which featured some of my sculpted works as exhibits and parts of the Exhibition displays. Something I was deeply honoured to be part of.


(Above: Trying to look cool and composed)

                                      

                                        (Above: Somehow I always look better out of focus)



(Above: Much to my surprise they had used photos of my other Doctor sculptures as part of the show's Timeline showing the different incarnations of the Doctors. Quite a thrill to see when I walked in for the first time)



(Above: And here are some people apparently laughing at the display)


(Above: Toni Booth, the lead curator of the exhibition, talks to the assembled mass of Whovians, thanking us for our dedication and imagination)



(Above: I smile like a loon as an attendant shows me the wonders of a Timelord Torch)


(Above: Some beautiful portraits of the many faces the Doctor has worn. Note the suspicious gap between Paul McGann and Christopher Eccleston…)


(Above: Such a what?….Such a what?!)


(Above: An assortment of Daleks)


(Above: The "Hub" of the exhibition. My two figures stand in the bottom alcove of the structure. Not brilliantly displayed I have to say, but nicely lit)

A wonderful night of excitement and emotion. So many talented people in such a small space.
So much love, dedication, obsession and talent on display.
A splendid Exhibition that I feel deeply honoured to be part of.

Photos courtesy of Andrew Wade and Susie Billig. 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Production Rages

Principle photography and since wrapped and editing is well underway. Our plan is to complete the short film by the end of the week in time with the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who on 23rd November.

Here are some more production snaps.












Sunday, 10 November 2013

Doctor Progress



So, Friday 8th November saw the start of the production of the little animated project my working partner Alex Creed and myself had written.
The day was primarily spent assembling the set and experimenting with the lighting. Unfortunately neither of us had proper cameras on us at the time and so had to use our phones, which left a lot to be desired. 

That day proved enormously helpful as it gave us a heads up for future problems we would encounter during the next week's production schedule. 
Already Alex has gone away to make adjustments to the set to accommodate the props and puppets more comfortably.

So far so good and positivity is high, I hope and am sure it will continue as things come together. 

More to come...