7.12.2010

Summer

Well, it's been a while since I have posted on here, but I have an excuse, which is keeping busy in NYC while interning at Jim Henson's Creature shop. It has been a lot of fun so far and is a really great work environment. Although, I can't really show anything I've been working on at the shop because of NDA contracts, I can show a personal sculpt I've been working on in my free time. It's from a design I did for a story in the fall semester of illustrative drawing. I've been wanting to sculpt him since then and finally got around to it. I have been doing a lot of research on animatronics and stop motion lately and plan on making him into a posable foam latex stop motion puppet. I am also getting pumped for a Creature Design & Sculpture class I will be taking in August with Jordu Schell, who was the lead designer on Avatar and has worked on many other films like MIB, Planet of the Apes, Aliens, and Hellboy. http://www.schellstudio.com

6 comments:

Jake Murray said...

Very cool, man. Congrats on getting the Jim Henson internship (please tell me they have a Yoda hanging around somewhere there!). I'm sure you'll have a blast with Jordu, too. I've met him at IlluXCon in PA a couple times and he's a really funny, talented guy. Very inspiring. Keep up the good work!

Patrick Moore said...

Sounds like an awesome internship, congrats bro. I'm lovin the pose of your piece, it's pretty wicked.

Margaret Hardy said...

This sounds like one of the coolest internships, congrats! Like Jake, I also met Jordu Schell at illuxcon. His clay creature demo was awesome, and he is pretty hilarious. I think I said something stupid, accidentally, and he was in the hallway, and he totally called me out! haha

Tyler C. Bolyard said...

Thanks guys! Yeah I got to meet Jordu this past fall at Illuxcon also and he was super nice. I couldn't believe how fast he was too, he would finish like an entire creature maquette in a day's time sitting at his booth that would've taken me a month (INSANE).

PS. Sorry Jake I don't think they have a Yoda, atleast not that I have seen there. But, they do have some stuff from the Dark Crystal.

MJC *-* said...

Hey, are you alex lyon?

MJC *-* said...

Ah i see this is a site with all kind of artists.
Sorry

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