Sunday, October 18, 2009

Finishing Details

Henry's bed in the semi-attached room on the set. Some mini-ceramics lining the walls. There's a great trick to making them - use the cheap white Sculpey (very important to use it and not Super Sculpey) bake, then use a bit of matte gel or light paint and powder with embossing powder. Put in the oven on broil for a few min (watching very closely). The powder melts and takes on a ceramic-glaze look, and the Sculpey browns.
Henry's a bit obsessive over keeping his mugs in the right spot.
The trees are going feral in his paintings, crawling onto the walls.
All the clutter is glued or museum-wax'd down. Such a different scale -bottom shelf is the girl puppet from Judder.

A few things slowing me down - the computer's AV in suddenly stopped working, so it's in the shop being diagnosed, which means no live feed from the camera - so filming begins with the old computer and camera if necessary! Tonight I sleep, for tomorrow I film!


Aravind.J said...

It's an awesome work Emmy!! Everything looks real.. Those paint cans are made by you? Henry's bed look great! You have a very good eye for detail!! You have so much patience to do all these works.. Nice work!!

Shelley Noble said...

I can't get over how great everything is, Emmy! That Sculpey ceramic trick is a wow. And the painting coming off the canvas onto the wall drives me wild! AasFZDXshmfcjsfdvfgjh!

Woolly Monster said...

Wow, it's been a while since I last had a look at your blog, and I can't get over how much you've got done! Everything looks amazing!

people in gorillasuits said...

Your work is incredibel -as always. And I especially like the drawing of the tree that goes perspectively (english ?) 'into' the wall. A joy to watch the progress here ! All the best for the upcoming filming !!!