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.