Ready For My Closeup

Any chance I get to physically build and craft something by hand I jump at the opportunity. As I work on a new toon, I decided to add some extreme closeup shots in order to add a bit more interest and give scenes an unexpected element.

Extreme close ups are nothing new, Ren & Stimpy, Sponge Bob, Chowder and a slew of other cartoons have used them with great success. Most closeups leave people with a gross factor and of course I couldn’t help myself. :)

Below are a few shots that have some sculpted and hand painted elements. The sculpts were carved from styrofoam and large sponges then were painted with acrylics, photographed and enhanced in the computer. I hope to post more as I work on them.

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