Friday, 26 October 2012

Ermagerd! It's finally been posted! Eeeee!

I made two german shepherd partials for a DZ Deathrays music video. DZ Deathrays are a metal band out of Australia. This was a HUGE rush project that was secret secret.... I made both partials in a week back in August and shipped them off the Hayes Brothers Studio in New York City for filming >_<

The Hayes Brothers Studio pretty much contacted me in Mid August and said "We need these by the end of the week" How could I say no? I was a freaking MUSIC VIDEO!

Anywho.... the Hayes Brothers asked for two "Angry looking" German Shepherds who were going to get into lots of trouble. I didn't know they were going to be Cops until last week when they let me have a sneak peek of the video. I just made the heads, handpaws and tails...


*sort of NSFW.... naughty dogs are naughty

**They also spelled my name wrong on the credits T_T it's Jopling not Joplin..... sigh.... T_T

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

I love the Lion King Musical, and I loved making Scar. I just couldn't help myself, I decided I HAVE to make a Lioness as well. r0218-lion
I've started sculpting a headdress for a Lion King Musical Lioness.... I still need to do some smoothing and add the markings, but I was mostly concerned at getting the shape down first.
There are two different kinds of lioness heads in the show (well 3 if you count Nala), the singers and the dancers. The singer heads are a full head which rests on the actor's head like an african headdress.
This is a dancer head, it's smaller than the singer heads as it needs to be light and easy to move in for dancing. The costumes are slightly different as well for the same reason.
The Dancer heads also do not "cry" like the singer heads do (I was awful tempted to add the cry feature, but I would like to go for accuracy at this point.

More progress to come. I have thousands of beads bought on ebay making their way through the mail for the corset (FFFfffff! there are literally THOUSANDS of beads on those corsets... I'm going to be busy for a long while sewing those on!). I also purchased some silk for the drape on the back of the neck. Yes, 100% silk.... darn broadway, you couldn't go with a cheaper fabric huh?
I do like how that one photo shows a glimpse of Scar in the background :3 He keeps me motivated.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Things I've been working on....

Oh so many suits.... I have been pretty lazy when it comes to updating LJ with my new works... So here's a whole BUNCH of them: Roosters and Dinos and hyenas! Oh my! RJ Rooster - RJ is a real handsome bird looking for a few chicks. There are 8 different furs, 2 types of fleece and even some green silk in this costume. The tail is super heavy, I have to wear a shoulder harness to keep it up :I rj rjhead Temperance 2.0 - My second incarnation of my fursona Temperance. I'm not totally in love with her handpaws, but her body came out juuuust right. The feet are attached to the body for a seamless appearance. Her toes are ABS plastic I vacuum formed. temp2 temphead Eden - I finished making a hyena commission for someone and decided I wanted a hyena suit too >_< Although I used the same furs and head sculpt, I tried to make her look more feminine with some simple hair styling and some subtle burgundy accents on her body. eden edenhead