Paper flowers I made for a friend’s pressie!
Please take a moment to read about the situation at Rhythm and Hues, who filed for bankruptcy a few days before winning an Oscar for Life of Pi yesterday.
Then read this amazing Letter to Ang Lee from Philip Broste, that will give you an overall picture about how special effects are suffering from utter ignorance and disdain at the hands of the people who rely on them to make movies.
Sorry Avengers, your dismissive intro for the VFX category and bragging about your movie and your success at the Oscars was a bit light on the fact that without the VFX and CG, the Avengers would have NEVER EXISTED. Fun fact: New York is entirely FAKE in the movie and was recreated thanks to VFX people, FROM SCRATCH.
So yeah, let’s spread the world and support the people who work so fucking hard to make it happen and are so blatantly ignored on a regular basis. Hundreds have lost their jobs already, this is not ok.
This is really disheartening to me, as not only have I been blown away by the superb effects work in movies in recent years, I’ve been giving thought to going back to school for art or design and have always been interested in that intersection with film making. It’s amazing how disrespectful people can be of artists…even other artists who should know better. :-(
Have been playing with more of wirrow’s templates! It’s been a minute since I’ve been active on HitRecord, so it’s nice to have something to draw me back in. :-)
Another thing I’ve been working on. Part of a larger piece…we’ll see if I ever finish it. I’m really pleased with how the light and shadow have come out though. It’s nice when every now and then you surprise yourself. :-)
Haven’t posted on this blog in FOREVER.
Here’s a commission I just finished for a friend’s Vampire character. :-)
Cuff links for a friend’s wedding!
I guess I kind of forgot I had this blog. Working on some wedding jewelry for a friend!