Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Sculpture Workshop

Somewhere at the start of term my tutor held a sculpting workshop to help us to get used to to the techniques used in wet-clay sculpture. These pictures have been sat around for a while now so I thought I should post them on here, hopefully as more posts go up the sculpting will improve!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


The second part of this project required us to photoshop our models onto different backgrounds, creating realistic images or film stills. 

For a first attempt they're not completely unrealistic are they? Are they? They are aren't they?

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Time Machine

Our latest project brief was to design and make our own 'time machine' with a specific design context. After looking at a few different areas for inspiration, I finally decided on the 1950s as my inspiration. The final outcome is heavily influenced by cars which were popular during this era - in particular the Studebaker. I have given the 'car' jets/propellors instead of wheels and decided to make it look old and rusty after a 'weathering' workshop with my tutor.

Main car body and seat made using blue foam. Front detail, headlights, rear lights and propellors sculpted and cast using fast cast resin.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Totally Unrelated

I know that this has nothing to do with SFX in any way but I thought I'd share a few images which I've been obsessing over for the past few hours. These are pieces by the designer Scott Ramsay Kyle, one of the fashion lecturers here and they are absolutely incredible. Its all good stuff but I only picked a few of my favourites, theres a lot more on his website www.scottramsaykyle.com...well worth a look

Definitely need this shirt

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

I wanna see your Peacock! - Faberge Egg Project

This project involved designing and making our own version of a Faberge Egg, using a variety of processes such as vacuum forming, silicon casting and casting in fast cast.

My chosen theme was Art Nouveau - I'm not sure how obvious this is from the end result but all of the patterns which I used were taken from Art Nouveau patterns at the V&A Museum. The gold studs and heart at the bottom of the egg were both made using a silicon mould and fast cast. 

Part of the project was also to make an object to sit inside the egg. After carrying out my research, I discovered that a common theme with Art Nouveau were animals such as butterflies, dragnoflies and peacocks. I decided to make a small peacock out of Sculpey to fit inside the egg and which can be removed to keep as a separate object. 

Not sure about the pattern on the outside of the egg, however, I do think that the MDF base works well.