Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Scenery

Today I started some light work on a project I have been procrastinating for several years.  The basics of the project started when my friend Jay and I wanted to make a series of videos using stop animation.  Now after six years I have finally started work on it.  The characters I am working on are to made using clay and the scenery for certain scenes will potentially be made with basil wood and the same materials and method that most would use to build an environment for model trains.  Below are a few pictures of the hour or so of work that I've put in so far.  I was just trying to get a feel for somethings as to what measurements etc I would be using, other than that practice makes perfect!

 I decided to make the first room that the first video will go into.
 I figured it would be essential to get a light feel for the room and to see exactly where the figures would be moving through the environment.  Helps to plan out the later scene.
 So this was my first stab at making a pretty basic terrain. 
 I still have A LOT of touch ups to do, but like I said, practice makes perfect!
If you have any suggestions or feedback positive or negative, feel free to leave them below!

27 comments:

  1. Looks great, can't wait to see it finished. Also, love the joker in the background :D
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  2. Good work, I know I couldn't do that.

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  3. Careful! You have Joker in the corner!
    The terrian looks very realistic. I'll follow to see what would be next.

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  4. wow dude, the terrain looks awesome! Can't wait to see the finished project!

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  5. Ok, ummm....that is seriously fucking impressive, great work mate!

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  6. Looks great so far.
    Hope you continue to post new sets of pictures as you add more stuff [or make new one].

    Also ~ Could you share the materials needed for this and the basic process for making this.

    Cheers

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  7. Your wish is granted Atlas, I had already started taking pictures of what I am doing and how I am doing it, materials etc. So check back in a few for a new blog with this info.

    :D!

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  8. Wow! Do you need special paint for this?

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  9. I love that the Joker is in the background haha

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  10. that looks pretty damn cool I wanna see it finished. so get to work. haha

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  11. looks nice, also nice poster in the back ;p

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  12. truly amazing work!
    best of luck!

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  13. This makes me feel like we can all be little mini gods.

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  14. Very cool. I used to work with landscapes like this for D&D figurine landscapes when I was younger. Nice job with it.

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  15. wow that looks great. My neighbor has a train set where he built scenery like that. looks good

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  16. I can't believe you get that much detail with the hillside, very nice..

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  17. looks pretty good, man. keep it up!

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  18. That ground looks amazing!
    How long did that take you?

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  19. Everyone is seeing Joker in thoses pics or am I getting crazy ?

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  20. this reminds me of my uncles basement he would have this gigantic trainset laid out with terrain painted in a similar fashion

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  21. That grass hill looks amazing :D

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