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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

W.I.P. (Witch in Progress)

After sitting on my workbench for two years, I think this witch sculpture is about as finished as it'll get.

I believe this is my fourth crack at sculpting a witch.  The plan is to mold her and cast her in foam latex to be a skin for 3-axis skulls, but I may do some latex display masks, if there's interest.  Eventually, I have some bigger plans for this one, though.

I'm rather pleased with the detail on this, so enlarge the pictures for a closer look.

A little taste of what she'll be like with hair and a hat.

Here it is up against the concept sketch done in 2009.  She's sculpted with a closed mouth to allow for better talking.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Mad Propped!

Hauntcast - Radio for HauntersChris Baker of Hauntcast has mad-propped my Haunted Tombstone projection effect in this month's episode (#40).  Go pick up a subscription if you don't have one, and have a listen.  I haven't been tuning in for a while, but this was a good episode all around.  Besides, you'll get a few cool details about the creation of the Haunted Tombstone in the "Mad Props for Props" segment (which starts at around 1:40:40).

Don't forget you can purchase all of my Haunted Tombstone projection effect videos here: Haunted Tombstone.

Little by Little

Is it possible to have too many projects going at the same time?
These are the five sculptures currently vying for my attention.  None are particularly close to completion, though some have certainly been around longer than others.  You may even recognize a couple from previous posts (ages ago, it seems).

I tend to have several projects in progress simultaneously, and I'll bounce between them  often, which of course makes each take longer to reach completion.

Oh well.  As the grumpy old toy restoration man in Toy Story 2 said, "you can't rush art."

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New Haunted Tombstones!

Due to the success of the original Haunted Tombstone over the past few weeks, I've made another one. The Haunted Tombstone 2 has a new shape and new effects.  Check out the video below.

But wait, there's more!  I've also put both tombstones into one video, the Haunted Tombstone Set, so you can project them both at the same time.  The timing of each has been reworked so they play off of each other a little in this version.

Both are available for download here.

The Haunted Tombstone 2 ($30) download includes the video loop in HD and standard definition, each in portrait, and landscape (4 files).

The Haunted Tombstone Set ($60) includes an HD and SD video loop.

You can comment below or email me with any questions at ChickenHaunt [at] gmail.com

Like the original Haunted Tombstone, these are simply projected onto a blank tombstone.  Watch the How-To video below, if you missed it before.

For info on all of my Haunted Tombstone projection effects, visit the blog's Haunted Tombstone page.