Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Alone In The Dark WIP -> Sculpt Progress

I just started on the sculpt a few days ago due to complications. I had been waiting for the LED's to arrive and had not yet done so when I needed them. I need them to sculpt around so that I get a perfect fit when I'm making the molds. I did start on a quick sketch of the hands but quickly destroyed it simply because of it's size. Carnby would have been huge had I gone with that scale.

Once I got the LED's I started a new set of hands and then worked myself up to the head and have been there for about 7-8 hours now. I am using a buddy's new wax and so I had a bit of a learning curve to contend with. I have really put myself in a pickle in many regards now. I am sculpting with a foreign material. I have about $850.00 of my own money in this project. I have very little time to get through loads of work i.e. Sculpting a human likeness realistically, Molding, Casting, Painting. I have physically demanding day-job. Countless hours of researching and blogging. And of course the huge fear of flipping it all up at any second.... But I'm having a total blast!!! Anyway, here is Carnby as he was a few hours ago. Feedback would be great, Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Alone In The Dark

After about a 7 month search and about a hundred different inquires I have finally found a really good Character Designer and all around fantastic artist in Canada by the name of Rich Lauzon. The funny thing is I have know about him for years and even own a few of his designs. If you were around a few years ago you may remember's Marc Spess & Rich worked on the first version of Zombie Pirates together... but sadly the first version never got completed due to unforeseen complications.

The first project we are working on is based on an old video game franchise called Alone in the Dark (AITD). I have been a huge fan of AITD since I was a little kid and the first game came out in 1993. the franchise is now being developed by french game developer Eden Games, and the latest game in the franchise (#5) is being released in late June. So I have decided to bundle the game with a sculpture the week leading up to the games release on E-bay. There will only be 3 copies made of each Edward Carnby (the games hero), one for myself, one for Rich and the 3rd one being auctioned off.

The sculpture will have a light in the lamp post and an LED in Carnby's flash light and hopefully a lazer in his gun, I'm still trying to see the lazer is even possible. after much thought I decided to have him be slightly cartoony mostly because I have such a short time to sculpt him in and with my demanding day job I don't get much free time.

Trying to decide on a pose was tough but I did a very quick Sculptural sketch to give Rich something to work with regarding Carnby's pose for the sculpture. We are still making a few revisions on the final design and then the sculpting will commence. Thanks for reading - Mike

Rich Lauzons Blog -> HERE

Alone In The Dark Website -> HERE