Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Sculpture work

I thought I'd post some work from my daytime job. I'm a computer modeler and character sculptor at Blue Sky Studios. Working from drawings that were created by IA2's character designer, Peter de Seve, here are some pictures of maquettes I sculpted for the movie, Ice Age: The Meltdown.













The piece below was a small diorama of IA2's aquatic villains. It was actually created through a multi-step process. 3D digital files were used to generate hard copies of the posed characters, which were made by modelers, Sal Melluso and Brien Hindman. After that, the hard copies are very rough (some almost too rough) and in various pieces. They were then assembled and re-sculpted in various parts, then coated in a layer of sculpting wax. After that, all of the scales, texture and detailed anatomy were sculpted into the models by me and sculptor, Michael Defeo. Then they were finally cast in resin, sanded and cleaned up. Viola! This piece can be seen in the new Spectrum 14: Contemporary Fantastic Art book that just came out.



18 comments:

Saigonradio said...

Shaun Cu is sick! Always loved these villains. You both did a great job. Grats on getting in Spectrum. Much respect.

Shimmy said...

Shaun, Maelstrom is one of my favorite sculpts from ia2. Inspiring collection!

Shaun Cusick said...

Thanks you guys! I glad to of been given the opportunity to sculpt some many cool characters on that show.

Alena said...

YOU ROCK SHAUNY! :D Its a honor working with you guys!!!

pOiNtPuShEr said...

Shaun, Very nice presentation man!!! It's about time the world can see some of your amazing work. You are someone i admire greatly sir!

-D

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Erik said...

WOW man totally amazing! post like these make me want to try it and then weep openly because i can't make something that rad haha

wonderful blog you have here man!

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Diana said...

Oh, wow, these are so awesome, I didn't realize you had made those.

Daniel Ted said...

Those are absolutely amazing.

Shaun Cusick said...

Thanks very much you guys! Diana I'm a big fan of your work too.

Alessandro De franceschi said...

Ciao Shaun Cusick , mi chiamo Alessandro De Franceschi, ho trovato il tuo contatto guardando il secondo cd del making of dell'era glaciale 2. Complimenti realizzi dei bellissimi lavori. io sono un virtual modeller, uscito da poco dallo ied, in cerca di lavoro.
mi piacerebbe molto lavorare per la realizzazione di un lungometraggio.
:) ciao, salutami Sid

Alessandro De franceschi said...

Ciao Shaun Cusick , mi chiamo Alessandro De Franceschi, ho trovato il tuo contatto guardando il secondo cd del making of dell'era glaciale 2. Complimenti realizzi dei bellissimi lavori. io sono un virtual modeller, uscito da poco dallo ied, in cerca di lavoro.
mi piacerebbe molto lavorare per la realizzazione di un lungometraggio.
:) ciao, salutami Sid

Bryan Wynia said...

these are amazing. very very inspiring! thanks for sharing.

Steve Talkowski said...

Shaun, these are incredible! It was great seeing them in person during my visit to the new space yesterday! Looking forward to more posts (hint, hint)

*whip crack SFX!*

jason said...

These are amazing characters! Nice movement, texture, style Everything!

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jeremy Charpentier said...

love these incredible sculptures!!! it's wonderfull!

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