In this second and final part of the chat with Dominic, we look at his art and discuss the drawing and sculptures.
As usual, this podcast episode is a tale of two stories. Todd and I talk about the difficult work involved in lifecasting the deceased, which can be much trickier than dealing with the living.
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Then the chat with Dom, looking at his processes for creating artwork, using traditional and digital media and how they can work off each other. ZBrush has become such an integral part of many design processes and is a powerful tool with a terrifying interface which puts many people off. Dom uses it but also talks about pens and ink, pencil and other basic traditional methods, as it is a mistake to obsess over the software at the expense of good design.
It’s a good chat, and it pleased us greatly that the feet-on-the-ground attitude Dom has, despite being such an accomplished designer, was an inspiration. It’s the kind of thing you need to hear if you are intimidated by good work.
Check out Dominic’s website https://www.dominichailstone.com/ where you can see his work as a director in The Eel, artist, sculptor and visual effects reels. The variety and range of mediums and styles is fantastic, and you really have to see this stuff to appreciate what he is capable of. We think you’ll get a kick out of it.
This past month has seen us produce some new videos for the channel. It’s been a while since we have made some video tutorials, and so we present a couple on using cap plastic – one comparing the methods of application using an airbrush and a conventional brush:
Todd also made a cool video showing some alternative methods of applying cap plastic as a spray if you are not in possession of an airbrush:
Finally, a video of a mould Stuart did with makeup effects artist Helen McKenna. Helen had sculpted a neat cyclops bust on a Don Lanning workshop and had kept it under plastic for almost a year.
She wanted to mould it but wasn’t sure how to go about it. We decided the best way to help would be to mould it in the workshop and video the process:
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