Sunday, December 15, 2013

Alien Maquette

Today we’ll look at the design of the round-headed alien. This will be a pretty short post since I had a clear idea of where I wanted to go with it. The alien is based on a sketch I did years ago. I came across it a couple of years back and adopted the image as a “mascot” for my band, Daily Driver. Below is the original sketch.

After scanning the drawing in, I printed it at several different sizes to figure out the scale at which to sculpt at.

Here's the unpainted sculpt made from white Sculpey. The antenna rods were made from cut pieces of paper clips.

Here's the finished maquette. I originally planned on shooting in black and white, so I painted this in black and grey tones.

Friday, November 29, 2013


Welcome to the StopMoFlix blog! I’m Andrew and I’ll primarily be updating the progress of my current stop motion music video project. This project fuses my love of animation and music, which will feature an original song by yours truly.

The video takes place on a moon from a distant planet and the “band” consists of a round-headed alien as lead singer/guitarist, his female robot on keyboard, a hairy giant on bass, and a podded alien plant as the drums.

I’m excited to share this and other projects with you!