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Arena.net Creature Project

September 22, 2011

Finished photos of the taxidermy bust and cockatoo coming soon! Even a few pics from the City Arts show. Until then, check out this model I finished up today for Arena.net’s internship application. This was done in Maya, zBrush, and Photoshop.

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More Cockatoo and Taxidermy Bust Progress

September 11, 2011

I’ve been working hard on both of these projects! While both are now finished, I will not be posting finished photos until my gallery opening this Thursday night. If you are in the Orlando area, come out to City Arts Factory (Downtown on the corner of Orange and Pine) to see both of these pieces in person!

The cockatoo has a moving jaw that looks awesome as well as lights along his sides. I used glass pellets for the lights. His structure is very similar to the toucan, only my husband did the wiring before I sculpted this time. It made things a lot easier! Look for more robotics from us in the future. we are hoping to advance with each project.

The taxidermy bust looks great! He has been airbrushed since these photos and has shotgun shells for eyes. I placed the fur in 13 pieces, using hot glue to adhere them to the foam. I then used clippers to shave there hair shorter in places. I plan on continuing working in large scale and creating more of these busts. It was SO much fun to work on!

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Mechanical Cockatoo and Taxidermy Bust

August 9, 2011

I know I have been MIA again! I got bogged down with commissions, work, and life. However, I’ve been working on two pieces for a show I have coming up in September. The first is a Mechanical Cockatoo in the same vein as the toucan. This one will hopefully have a moving jaw, with red lights for the eyes and along the sides.

The next is a faux taxidermy bust based off my friend Nicholas Boyd’s painting. It was sculpting in EPS foam, apoxie sculpt, and crayola model magic. He will be finished with blue fur and attached to a plaque. It was a great warm up to foam sculpting. I am hoping to get started with the foam sculpting on the forest emperor project this weekend, actually!

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Temporarily Open For Commissions

June 10, 2011

Check out my Portfolio For Examples of my Work

I am going to be opening up for a few sculpture commissions in order to offset some expenses I have coming up. I will have five slots to fill, first come/paid, first served.

My forte is creatures and animals. I have been sculpting them for 10 years and am happy to take most any commission in this genre. I can do pet portraits, either as busts or full body sculpts. I can sculpt your favorite animal, your own personal character, or you can give me guidelines to create a creature for you. I can also sculpt human characters, though I don’t have as much experience with them. I am glad to do humanoid characters, so long as they aren’t “furry” type characters. Finally, I won’t sculpt any copyrighted or trademarked characters so no Disney, no Pokemon, nothing that anyone but you has created.

I charge by an hourly rate and am giving a discount for this round of commissions. A standard sculpture as diagrammed in the sketches below takes around 16 hours to complete. Note, a humanoid character at the standard level stands around 10 inches tall. More complex pieces can take up to 24 hours. Anything upward of 24 hours I am not able to take at this time.

If you are interested in getting a custom sculpture, please e-mail me with a description of what you are looking for and any relevant reference material (ie photos, drawings). I can then let you know how long it will take to complete the piece and give you a price quote.

What you will get :

– Concept Sketch
– Multi Stage Approvals – I won’t continue with the piece until you approve at several steps along the way. Note, please be sure you are checking your e-mail at least once a day once I begin your piece.
– Fully Detailed, Hand Painted Sculpture
– Free UPS or Insured Priority Shipping in United States

I will post here once the commission slots are filled.

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Finished Toucan

May 27, 2011

Here are the finished photos of the toucan, taken by my talented photographer husband! The final piece measures just over 4 feet tall and is just over a foot wide on the base.

Check out The Forest Emperor Blog for updates on that project too!

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Parrot Island

May 13, 2011

Here’s a little concept art I have been working on for a personal 3D project. These guys are all going to be low poly models with hand painted textures. I am having so much fun with them!

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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.