Friday, February 1, 2019

Caricatures of Maggie Smith and John Hurt

I took Pierre Benjamin's Zbrush workshop 18 months ago and loved it. If you are looking to learn the techniques he uses in his great work, I highly recommend taking his course. Here are a couple of pieces I created during the course, based on an illustration by the amazing Wael Safwat. The second portrait is based on a 2D drawing by the fabulous Sebastian Krueger. You can check out their work at the following links. Their work will blow you away!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

I modelled this character mascot a while ago for the people at Matter and Form who make this cool light weight 3D scanner.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sculpting the Animation Character Bust 

New Dates: Oct 12- Dec 14, 2016

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Revisiting the Schnitzel Family

I recently added a new character to the Schnitzel family... meet Mitzy older sister to brother Bean.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Two of my latest clay sculpts. Still in progress. Character designs by Francesca Natale and Jonathan Paine

Friday, October 30, 2015

Latest Project with Francesca Natale, Keyshot and Zbrush

I've known Francesca Natale for 8 years now and I've always wanted to work with her on some of her designs. This is our first collaborative effort together. I love her character design work and chose this as my first pass at one of her characters. This characters shapes were so much fun to work with. I modeled him in Zbrush and Maya, and lit and rendered him in multiple passes with Keyshot 5 and final composite was done in Photoshop. I used this as an exercise to get familiar with Keyshot. Original was rendered at 32 bit colour depth which produced very rich colours. Unfortunately, due to file size I had to compress it to 16bit for posting online and it did loose the richness of 64bit original size.

Monday, March 30, 2015


It's been a few months since my last posting, but I haven't been idle. I've been busy creating artwork for a few of our ongoing projects. Our latest effort has been for this years Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Contest. This is the title character I developed with Mike and John Erskine-Kellie, the writers, for our short film entry "Gogozilla vs. The Airplane". You may recall an earlier version I posted here quite sometime ago. This particular contest is for a much younger demographic of 2-5 year olds. So I modified the original design to make it more suitable for a younger audience.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Voices In My Head

I've always enjoyed producing characters, whether as a puppetteer, animator or sculptor. One day 3 years ago,I had some free time to record some pig voices. My recording space was highly reflective, but I was able to record my spluttering pigs as best I could. Here's a belated birthday greeting to my friend Audrey. I'll post more soon.