Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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In The News

May 4, 2011

The mechanical toucan made the front page of Propeller, the intranet news site for Full Sail University where I work. The 3D Arts department had a staff art show this Friday, and the mechanical toucan made his debut there. He was very well received and I am honored to have been featured in this article.

Additionally, the interview I did with 3D Artist Magazine is now published in issue 28, available on newsstands now in the UK. It will be available for purchase in the US in the next month or so. If you haven’t gotten the chance to read the online article, you can do so here.

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End of the Year Updates

December 26, 2010

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season. I’ve been busy with my artwork since I got back from CTN in November, not to mention catching up with friends and family for the holidays.

Sorry for the delay in posting these images, but here they are as promised! Vitus still has some finishing touches and the sloth is still being furred (by my coworker Ken Norman). Both will be rigged and animated eventually.

I have several new models in the works as well as two new forest dragon sculptures. I plan on taking on some art shows in 2011 so I am hoping to start some new series of sculptures. I will be posting a sculpture update later today.

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Final Reel for 2010

November 17, 2010

My final reel for 2010 is up and running. I will be at CTN in Burbank, CA this weekend. Hope to see you there!

I will be posting some images soon!

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Demo Reel Up and Running!

July 26, 2010

My demo reel is finished and can be viewed at vimeo.com Also be sure to check out new images and videos on my website emilysculpts.com

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Cart Puller’s Textures

July 18, 2010

I finished up Cart Puller’s textures tonight. Here is a preview shot of his face inside zBrush as well as the maps themselves, just because they look neat 🙂 He will be soon rendered with his hair, I can’t wait to see him finished. Siggraph is just a week away now, getting really excited! Look for my demo reel on my website later this week. I will make a blog post when it is finished.

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Modeling

March 23, 2010

Slowly chipping away at the anatomy and details. He’s starting to take a little form when I smooth him now. I realized I hadn’t posted a full body progress shot in a while so here’s one.

Also, I was honored with my 4th Daily Deviation today over at deviantArt for my Autumn Spirit sculpture. For those visiting from DA, welcome and thank you for all the wonderful feedback.

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Comic Con 2009

August 6, 2009

This was my first time at San Diego Comic Con and I was totally blown away! So much to see, so much to do, so many people to meet! I attended the con all 5 days and I felt like I had JUST enough time to get everything done. And I still missed out on some panels and meeting/talking with some people. Good times were had. San Diego is a beautiful city with some of the best food I’ve ever had. I got to catch up with old friends and make new ones. I will be doing everything in my power to be attending again next year.

I had the honor of meeting so many people including the Shiflett brothers, who are two of the most awesome people I’ve ever met! I had the honor of having my portfolio critiques by the very talented Clayburn Moore. I chatted with one of my sculpting heroes, Damon Bard, which was amazing. I met a bunch of other awesome artists too such as Paul Komoda, Rachel Young, Justin Ton, Jordu Schell, and many others. I got to see Miss Monster too, but not nearly as much as I would have liked to. I spoke with people at Mezco, Gentle Giant, Hasbro, Sota Toys, Kotobukiya, Shocker Toys, and Symbiote Studios. I dropped off portfolios, business cards, postcards, and Wolvie busts. Networking was a lot of fun and I feel like I learned a lot.

I also met someone from a local studio Joy and Tom Studios just 30 minutes from my house. Small world! I dropped by their place yesterday to look at the studio and I am going to be doing some work with them soon helping with castings and such.

wonder twins

I am a lifelong nerd. What I am nerdy over has been ever changing throughout my life. But I ALWAYS appreciate a well made action figure. The Wonder Twins by Mattel are one of the coolest sets I’ve seen in a while. The packaging makes lights and sounds!

I also picked up one of these awesome models from anatomytools.com! I’ve been wanting something like this for a while, what great reference material!

del ray booth

yokaiden

My Yokaiden sculpture on display at the Del Ray booth. Nina and her publisher Dallas were kind enough to do this. Next to my sculpt is a custom Lumi made by one of Nina’s friends. The sculpture looked so great in this case, the lighting was perfect.

The book signing went great with 90 signed copies of Yokaiden given out to con goers. Each book had one of the postcards I made stuck inside. Another nice thing Dallas did! What great people!

godfather

This was probably the most amazing sculpt I saw at the show. This is The Godfather done by Toynami. The likeness and attention to detail are just amazing!

san diego

Downtown San Diego is full of large sculptures. This one was super reflective. My husband, Nina, and myself are reflected here.

If you want to see more photos from Comic Con, check out my husband’s Flickr stream.

Comic Con has been very inspiring for me but very overwhelming too. Since I’ve gotten back from California, I’ve been stuck at a big fork in the road. There’s so many paths I can take, so many things I can do. I am trying to hone in and figure out where I want to go next. Since so many companies told me they do almost all their work digital or are headed that way, I want to dive into 3D now that Comic Con is over. I am also planning on attending Siggraph next year so I would like to have some work to show there.

Thanks for being patient with my blog and art updates. I am starting to get back into life here. You will hear from me again in the hopefully not too distant future.