Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party Pictures

Brain carved from Watermelon

Puking Ranch Pumpkin

Spider Victim

Potion Table

In the Bathroom

Bloody Mary was in the shower...scared a lot of people. Battery operated red LED focused on face.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Grave Peeper

This is my first outdoor prop. I got the idea from and I put red LED lights in the skull's eye sockets. Looked pretty creepy at night. The Tombstone is from Back to the Future 3. It's Dr. Emmett Brown's tombstone from the old west.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Holes in Walls

I found this project on Hauntforum.  A low cost way to add character to your walls. I put them all over the house.  I had my landlord over and told him that plaster was falling off the walls. He walked in and had a heart attack!  I told him they were fake and he laughed. click here for the original tutorial

Used shelf paper with wood grain and cut it into strips.

Then glued them to black poster-board.
Painted shadows and cut in irregular shapes.
Put on the wall with poster gum.

Used Sharpie marker for nails.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Test Footage

Some footage of the clay character I built. I was going to shoot the puppet walking around but it was top heavy and kept on falling over. So I taped it down to a block of wood.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Building Stage (Set floor)

 I finished building the Stage (Set Floor) using two by fours. The top is condensed sawdust. This will be helpful when I drill holes. There won't be any splintering.

Finished Stop Motion Puppet

I'm really happy with how this turned out. I got the plastic ball eyes from AnimateClay and painted them myself.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mixing Clay Colors

Here I mixed two different colored clays together. I used a double boiler to melt the plasticine. After the colors are mixed, I poured the clay onto plastic wrap to let it cool.

Next step,  I used a lighter and melted the clay onto all parts of the puppet. This is key because the clay won't stick unless you do this step.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Armature with Foam

I got the pink foam from Home Depot and used liquid nails to glue the  foam to the armature.  This way the head won't be as heavy if i just used clay.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stop Motion Armature

This is the armature for my stop motion puppet. I used 16 gauge wire twisted together then plumbers epoxy for the joints. There are nuts in the bottom of the feet so it can be secured  to the stage floor.

Design for Stop Motion Puppet

This is going to be the design for my first wire armature stop motion puppet. I decided to make it to run some animation tests. It's going to be 9 1/2 inches tall instead of 71/2 inches. I'm using 16 gauge wire for the armature skeleton and epoxy for the joints.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baby Nursery!

My wife and I painted this mural for our little girl's nursery.  The branch is covered with cherry blossoms and different colored birds.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby Shower Invitations

Here is the design of my wife's baby shower invitation. I kept it pretty simple and I like how it turned out.  We are going to have a baby shower where we are living  and her mom is throwing a cyber baby shower in our home state (all her family is out there). We are very excited about our new arrival

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Disney Paintings

Here are some Disney paintings I painted for my nieces bedrooms. One room is going to be Alice in Wonderland and the other is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Here are some pics of one painting from pencil to finished prodct

First Night
Second Night