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Creative Inspiration - The Talking Heads

Monday, April 27, 2015

Game Changer

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thanks to various projects for work, my skills with tools I don't often use are improving. I'll never give up being a hot glue and foam core prop maker, but biscuit joiners and routers are opening all sorts of new creative idea doors in my head.

Asputtel Sketches: Old Hags

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Here's another thumbnail sketch for my recent Brother's Grimm Asputtel project. This one features the vile stepsisters later in life as old blind hags.

One of my favorite things about digital coloring is the ability to play with different hues quickly and easily.

Creative Inspiration: Studio Prop Dept. Photos from 1937

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wonderful photos by Margaret Bourke-White inside the Warner Brothers and Paramount Prop Depts. back in 1937. Found these (and more) on the LIFE magazine gallery site.

Break-away club and prop filled pockets.

Old time practical effects - unicorn horn for a horse, turtle on wheels to move, knife stabbing gags.
Martha Raye marionette.
Mosquito prop on thread of human hair to make fly.
Spinning faux spider webs.

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