Saturday, 19 May 2012

Vince Cable

Formerly seen as a prophet crying in the wilderness for his warnings about casino capitalism and now tainted by membership of one of the shittiest government administrations in British history, Vince Cable is still reasonably respected. But not enough to escape being lampooned in clay. The sculpture isn't yet finished, but is nearly there, enough to warrant an in-progress photoshoot...

Thursday, 17 May 2012

At last, a new post!

Blimey, it's been a while, but hopefully this will mark the start of a new burst of activity...

I'm working on a new project which involves making stopmotion animation puppets of members of the Coalition Cabinet. First up, everyone's favourite Child Catcher Lookalike Secretary of State for Education, little Michael Gove!

The sculpture is made from plasticine, and from that a plaster mould will be made and a latex skin will be cast, have a simple armature fitted and then be filled with polyurethane foam - in essence, it's like a miniature version of the Nick Griffin head but with an armature.

Here's the sculpt:

When the actual animation puppet is made, I'll post progress over on the McTodd Animates! blog.

Next up: Vince Cable!