Our director's sketch of the main Characters "Klause" and "Shark"

Our director's sketch of the main Characters "Klause" and "Shark"

The beginning
The beginning

This was the beginning of a 15-week class, I was assigned to create the Shark's head (Note: coffee was a must).  I used insulation board as the bulk of the armature. It was the largest armature made for Stopmotion II.

Adding Clay
Adding Clay

(FRONT) Oil based clay being added.

 More Clay.

More Clay.

Sculpting Begins
Sculpting Begins

Adjusting heights of clay by adding and subtracting clay.

Referencing
Referencing

Referring to the director's sketch is very crucial.

Smoothing
Smoothing

Adding a pingpong ball and marble for the eyes. Lots of smoothing with a heat gun and rib tool.

 (Front)

(Front)

Fully smoothed
Fully smoothed

Here, i added barnacles and texture.

Part II: Moldmaking
Part II: Moldmaking

The surface represents a higher level of detail using stamps. Around it, there is a wall of foam board glued to the base. This marks the first step to creating the mold.

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 Our director's sketch of the main Characters "Klause" and "Shark"
The beginning
Adding Clay
 More Clay.
Sculpting Begins
Referencing
Smoothing
 (Front)
Fully smoothed
Part II: Moldmaking
IMG_0044 (1).jpg
IMG_0046.jpg
IMG_0047.jpg
IMG_0050.jpg
IMG_0138.jpg
IMG_0053.jpg
IMG_0054.jpg
IMG_0057.jpg
IMG_0059.jpg
IMG_0060.jpg
IMG_0062.jpg
IMG_0063.jpg
IMG_0064.jpg
IMG_0065.jpg
IMG_0066.jpg
IMG_0067.jpg
IMG_0068.jpg
IMG_0069.jpg
IMG_0078.jpg
IMG_0070.jpg
IMG_0071.jpg
IMG_0072.jpg
IMG_0075.jpg
IMG_0076.jpg
IMG_0077.jpg
IMG_0007.jpg
IMG_0004.jpg
IMG_0218.jpg

Our director's sketch of the main Characters "Klause" and "Shark"

The beginning

This was the beginning of a 15-week class, I was assigned to create the Shark's head (Note: coffee was a must).  I used insulation board as the bulk of the armature. It was the largest armature made for Stopmotion II.

Adding Clay

(FRONT) Oil based clay being added.

More Clay.

Sculpting Begins

Adjusting heights of clay by adding and subtracting clay.

Referencing

Referring to the director's sketch is very crucial.

Smoothing

Adding a pingpong ball and marble for the eyes. Lots of smoothing with a heat gun and rib tool.

(Front)

Fully smoothed

Here, i added barnacles and texture.

Part II: Moldmaking

The surface represents a higher level of detail using stamps. Around it, there is a wall of foam board glued to the base. This marks the first step to creating the mold.

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