Marcus from “Underworld”. Designed by Steve Wang. #MonsterSuitMonday
The film-makers only used CG effects when absolutely necessary, and to enhance practical effects for the creatures rather than replace them completely. Even the smaller female alien that appears before the credits was a petite woman in a creature suit. A puppet-type head was used for some of the attack shots wherein Moses is suddenly bitten. The creature’s head was a carefully constructed mask that had no eyes, and even the glowing mouthful of large, carnivorous teeth were achieved by animatronics (including twelve “servos”) rather than added in post. The film-makers admit that it did help save money, but also had an unexpected benefit. The actors, rather than reacting to something that wasn’t there, admitted that they were genuinely and unexpectedly frightened by the look and movements of creatures actually present (especially during chase sequences when a creature/creatures would pursue them at full speed). Nearly every actor said they felt especially intimidated— many surprisingly so— by the physical presence in a way they would not have if the creatures had been added digitally later. The same went for the majority of the settings; the director said it added authenticity and atmosphere to shoot on a set rather in front of a green screen. [SOURCE]
Practical wings created as a starting point for the CGI ones on Maleficent!
I want to try and create a pair of wings of this size (personal project ;) ) These photos are a great inspiration!
Outdoor skulls 2/2.
These two are the more deteriorated of the bunch.
Outdoor skulls 1/2.
While there are a couple plastic skulls sitting around outside, most are made from left over material from making molds on other projects.
These are all hanging out in the small flower gardens we have on one side of the deck. There’s a lower jaw or two hanging out in the flower garden as well.
My blog needs more black cats.
Next time I visit my parents, I hope to get more good pictures of Pumpkin [the cat in my icon]. He’s such a sweetheart and he’s their Halloween kitten.
I haven’t been very active, I know. Winter is usually a down time and I decided to work on my sculpting skills during the cold months. I’m also down to only 2 small skeletons, one of which is in the early stages of being posed.
I don’t know when I will order more skeletons, my usual place changed their pricing and has been difficult to work with over the past year or so, so I am looking elsewhere.
Now that the weather is turning nice, and I can open windows to properly vent my workspace, I’ll try to do more. I hope to have a few small sculpts molded and cast this summer, as well as reviving projects that have been put on hold.
Many of my items, particularly the more artistic photos, have been well liked, and I have considered offering prints for those who would rather have a photo than a glass jar. I’m still looking at my options on that, so I’ll make a post when I’ve decided what I’ll do.
H.R. Giger 1940–2014