Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Earliest Wire Sculptures


These wire sculpture go way back to 1985. I had a small exhibition in the library of the old animation building on the second floor. It was a bitter sweet event, because the staff was in the middle of being relocated to a new building in Glendale. Needless to say, most of us thought that this move would be the beginning of the end for Disney Animation, including our mentor Eric Larson. Luckily we were wrong, big time.
As for my sculptures, people seemed to like them, which encouraged me to do many more over the coming years. Eventually I'd like to get back into it, but this animated film with a tiger and a girl takes absolute precedence. Hmm…I think when the film is finished I'll do a couple of sculptures with the two main characters.












Just a few years later I had another exhibit at Disney with these pieces:
http://andreasdeja.blogspot.com/2011/09/wire-sculptures.html

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  2. Lovely sculptures, thanks for sharing these picture. Nice coincidence, just though few days ago about this wire scupting from your blog, and have to try that also someday.

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  3. These are amazing. Like your animation, these inspire me.

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  4. Your style of wire sculpture is brilliant, and I love your choice in animals. I hope to try this myself one day. :D Out of curiosity, how much time do you typically spend on each?

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    1. It depends how complex the object is. It can take me one hour or a couple of days for the larger ones.

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  5. Andreas, the sculptures are amazing! As for his film, I'm very excited, I'd love to see it on the big screen here in Brazil!
    If you are in need of animators trainees do I sign up lol

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  6. Wow, these are really great. They are like quick sketches, even in the sculpture I can see motion! I love the bear!

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  7. Fantastic!
    Its good to have two hobbies, makes the mind work in different ways.
    Frank Thomas, Milt Kahl, and most of the animators shared other passions as well. I believe it also elevates one's self-confidence.

    Where will you publish your animated short? Private screenings, animation-festivals, or youtube for everyone?

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  8. Great! Do you work from a fixed perspective? or do you spin as you go?

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    1. I always sketch out the pose on paper first, to figure out what pose I want. Then I design the lines of the wire as I go along (except for the head, which I try to nail on paper, too).
      The goal is to make these look good from many angles, but there is always that one perspective that comes out looking best.

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  9. These are great. Thanks for sharing!

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