This is a quick test of a sound sculpture. I like the idea of the sound revealing the form of the sculpture. Once revealed the sculpture is just a static form. I have heaps of cool ideas for these, ones that look like shells, ones that look like insects.
The bird sound is a whip bird that I recorded in 2013 at Olinda in Victoria Australia. One of the more beautiful bird calls in the Victorian forest areas.
A few sketches of organic symmetry inspired by sea urchins. This is what I think a Roland 303 sound would look like. Definitely going to be exploring this further. I’m keen on trying to make a moving version of this by creating a symmetrical organic structure in Zbrush and possibly making it wobble with morph targets or even Chronosculpt.
Every Friday I will be posting a study of an insect, to show my appreciation to mother nature for creating such amazing creatures.
This one is a spiny cricket photographed in the Daintree Rainforest of Far North Queensland.
A quick abstract spiny cricket sketch
Andy Thomas artwork at Ozora Festival Germany 29th July – 3rd August 2014
With this piece I created some 3D art with my computer, printed it out onto canvas and then used oil paint mixed with sand to build up some texture. I then painted these twisting glassy shapes by mixing layers of medium into the oil paint.
I will be mixing some of my animation work live at My Aeon August 2nd 2014: https://www.facebook.com/events/1432926566988184/?fref=ts
A series of sketches studying form and textural qualities of organic structures
Next time you see some lichen on a tree branch, go up and have a really close look, it is the most amazing alien world you can image.
These shots were taken with my macro lens in the studio.
I then went into zbrush and created my own lichen.
Not quite as perfect as the real thing, I’ll be sure to revisit it soon.
Here is an extended piece integrated with the photography.
Here is an initial sketch for a small section of a future piece called Oxygen Tree. For this one I am looking at studying air plants, pitcher plants, also aquatic plants and seaweeds.
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