- About Me
- Hello. I'm here because I adore stop motion animation and in particular, model making. I studied animation at university after being blown away by Cosgrove Hall's stop motion production of The Wind in the Willows. I love all animation but there is something magic about stop motion animation, that the likes of CGI just cannot reach. I am indeed a stop motion junkie
- Plasticine is my master, but I love silicone and resin too. Sculpting, sculpting, sculpting. Oh, did I mention Sculpting?
- Richard Williams Guide to animation. Brian Froud (I love to sculpt his characters), anything by Aardman (even Wallace and Gromit sticker albums)
- Movie Interests
- The Sandman, Vincent, Corpse Bride, Cosgrove Halls feature length Wind in the Willows, Wallace and Gromit
- Favorite Animators
- Aardman, Paul Berry, Cosgrove Hall
- Favorite Artists
- Mackinnon and Saunders, Nick Park, Brian Froud, Jim Henson
- Member since
- Tuesday, 24 August 2010 14:11
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What ya up to, if not making clay models?
Miss you! x
Oh just because it really is so messy and it takes ages to scrub your hands clean...door frames, teapots, cups....everythig you touch really!
Be great to see your dragon, love making them myself too!
Thanks Dean. I'm atually making it for an animation company in London. Hope you're work is going well
Just bought the new dragonframe animation software today so keep an eye out for my lip synch, hope to hear from you soon.
this is the longer version! Cheers Dean
Awesome work dean xx
Yep it's early day's but here is my first quick test of me as animated puppet! Yep this is Dean The Art Wizard at Sea....
What do you think of my character? Cheers D
My puppet is nearly made, the short test will be online in the next few weeks!
Hope your well, cheers Dean
Hey Dean. Sorry to hear about your operation. I am working on a new sculpt at the moment. Will pop it on here once I have completed it. Can't wait to see your new stuff x
The Art Wizard
Hey Dean, nice to meet you! Yes I do. Apart from the Dangermouse and Penfold of course! I do design and sculpt them all myself. I will have a look at your stuff xxxx
Great to meet you to! Yep I sculpt in many different materials & very interested in using silicone & resin. Not done that yet but at the mo trying to learn the basics of lip synch for my new animation character, he's an art magician which will introduce myself through my website.
Much more to come, i'd love to see your artwork turned into sculptures! If you like I'll show you my more proffesional character designs!
Here is one example of a character created 'Junk Master' he's an evil character created for my healthy eating story! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiR3ELObDvY
Thanks Dean! He's fantastic. Fancy maybe collaborating on something at some point?
Hey thanks Dean. Although the pictures you see of my stuff are the sculptures. Alot of them are then cast and made into resin replicas that I paint and sell. Like the goblin heads. I design, sculpt, cast and paint. Your junk master is really cool x
Hi Rebecca, hmmm yes I would be very interested in collaborating at some point, do you use Skype? If you don't please get it as it's awesome to have a visual chat, we could show each other are sketches/designs & sculptures. You have skills which interest me & I hope my conceptual designs interest you!
Do you animate your characters? I'm doing it as I speak, I have so many characters i've made over the years & i'm finally getting round to animating them! Hurray!! Always wanted to get into stop-frame animation in a big way & its time to put action to my words! My pixel-animation skills have major improved during the past two years, heres a short clip! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23p_i-gh3nk (It's amazing what you can do over a 3hr workshop)
Yep my main interests are concept design/model making, this looks to me the area where we might have common knowledge but we could transfer are skills to each other. I'd love to see how you visualise your characters from several angles, front, side & back, been looking for something to use which is easy to use, i've used maya in the past, its too hard! Do you know of anything out there I can use to create a digital version before the actual sculpture?
Better not talk anymore as you might be asleep at this point! ha ha
Hope to hear from you soon
Cheers Dean 'The Art Wizard'
loving your sculpting work, looks brilliant!
Why are you nervous? You'll be AWESOME! (Why do I have to keep telling you this, wally?)
Any more feedback or news from the Bristol interview?
When are we brainstorming??
Hey poppet. Just nervous that I get no work! There are so many others out there, it quite daunting. I haven't done too much since Teabag has gone missing. I'm in pieces over it and as we've just moved, I think she's lost. Its hard to concentrate on anything else. I'm working on the website today though. So that should be up in a few days. Got a meeting with an animation company on a week on Monday in London. I have been in touch with Scary Cat, so hopefully at some point they will ask me to do some work.
How about you?
If people see your portfolio, they should be falling over themselves to get to you!
Again, why do I keep telling you this? lol
I'm sure Teabag will be found soon enough! When's the ad in the paper?
When you say Model Making Company though, are you talking fully operational Animatable puppets, or pre-visualisation maquettes? Or Models for casting? etc etc? Or ALL OF IT? :o)
As for me... I'm struggling with the MAYA stuff, still not putting myself into it as much as I should.
Also keep changing my mind... tempted to do a SFX Make Up course in London.
Still wanna do stop motion stuff here and there, but its space I lack for that one.
Got a lot on at work too... I'm shattered most days, sleep most weekends! :o|
Will make up my mind soon, and get on with it!
Still wanna work with you too... on something!
Friday sweetness. 3.30pm in Bristol xxx
Thank you. Glad you like some of them xx
Thanks Gustavo. I LOVE your work! x