Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Translating Pussy From 2 dimensions to 3



sculpted by Chris Peterson



26 comments:

Jeff LaMarche said...

That's nice work. Sculpting cartoon characters is deceptively hard. Who was the sculptor on this?

M. R Darbyshire said...

Did Chris do the Political toys, too?

Zach Bellissimo said...

Its amazing how such a simple sketch can turn into something like that. So awesome.

Draconis said...

Have to agree that's some very nice sculpting work..how long did it take to make? -Steve

Le maudit said...

i want to know what kind of material he use?

Isaac said...

Lost quite a bit in translation - fur, lower jaw, the angle of the neck, the curl of the lip around the teeth. I think the curl and the angle are the heart of the pose, and the sculpture looks like it's choking, while the doodles look expressive: nervous, anticipating, unsure, high strung.

Will said...

Thats great, designing a statue has been on my todo list for a long time now, so how much whould a sculptor charge for somthing like this? i was thinking bout rebuilding my character pose inside
3dsmax and then sending it to a 3d printing company. but the charge for 3d printing is really high. I'll get to it sooner or later =), if you could give us a run down of how you managed that whould be great. =) thanx john

Gabriele_Gabba said...

Hey John,

I think three dimentional drawings are what separates the men from the boys, somehow it not only becomes more convincing but i tend to notice that the artist is really thinking on another level.

Oh by the who, I couldn't resist drawing up that Oswald cover you posted a while ago, please take a second to have a look.

Link

Ric said...

It doesn't seem as expressive but it may be a lot to do with it all being one colour at the moment as from the side it's hard to see the bulge under the eyes etc. Maybe some better camera angles would help to see.

When I'm not as busy I'm gonna have a go at this in Maya for fun!

lastangelman said...

Now that's one apprehensive pussy! Is he gazing axiously up at Dirty Dog?

Nicolas Martinez said...

The sculpt and sketches are both terrific! Since Cigarettes the Cat is one of my favorites, I'll definitely buy that toy when it comes out!

I wonder if that's Dirty Dog behind him (in the sixth picture below).

diego cumplido said...

Good work, but is true that something was lost.

Trevor Thompson said...

Nothing like a nice sculpted pussy. :)

- trevor.

PS: I understand if you don't publish this. I get very silly when I haven't had much sleep.

Toncho said...

All I can say is: Pretty amazing work, and I'd also like to know what kind of material did he use.

I've been meaning to sculpt some of my doodle but I just can't find the right material.

a n t s said...

Excuse me, could someone please tell me the book John said was the best to learn to draw cartoons from? I cant find the conversation about it.
Thankyou.

[Moth] said...

Hi, John!

Yesterday i received my Harvey Comics Hot Stuff compilation, and I am enjoying Howie Post's work, as well as learing from it. Great composition, balance, drawing skill... and awesome inking too. Thanks for discovering me such a great artist.

Can you recommend any other publication where I could find more of his work?

Thanks!!!

WIL BRANCA said...

Nice pussy.

(Somebody had to say it...)

Shawn said...

This is great!

Paul B said...

Hi John!

That pussy looks goooood!!

Do you know the comic Barrabases? It's from here, Chile, created by Guido Vallejos
The drawings are very funny
i give you the link where you can download a couple of comics

http://anonym.to/?http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R8XG46DL

cya!

Adam T said...

Lost quite a bit in translation - fur, lower jaw, the angle of the neck, the curl of the lip around the teeth. I think the curl and the angle are the heart of the pose, and the sculpture looks like it's choking, while the doodles look expressive: nervous, anticipating, unsure, high strung.

One thing that you have to take into consideration is that the toy needs to be able to stand on its own. I like the extended neck in the second doodle but Pussy has a big head so he would fall forward unless his head was lightened somehow.

One thing I noticed is that his face is too symmetrical. The squareness of Pussy's left lip in the second doodle does a lot in making his expression but that's missing in the sculpture.

M. R Darbyshire said...

a n t s:

Animation by Preston Blair

Start here

TR1-Guy said...

Someone asked what was used to make this and for sculpting you might try Sculpey or try this link:
http://thealchemyworks.com/
Great for doing figure work like this.

HemlockMan said...

Generally speaking, lots of cartoon characters appear exceedingly grotesque when rendered in 3-D. None of the old Warner Brothers or Hanna Barbera toons are hideous when so interpreted.

The worst: The Simpsons.

I was in a flea market some years back and stumbled upon a solid metal painted toy of Beaky the vulture. It even had his name on the base. I turned around while I was thinking about it...or something like that...and when I got back to the table it had been purchased by someone else. At any rate, Beaky came out as funny in 3-D as he was in 2-D.

Le maudit said...

I use plastalina fur my puppet making(im a puppeter), but i never got the stifness of this wonderfull sculpting product ... Its really sculptey?

sory for my english i come from qu├ębec

oppo said...

Is this Christ Peterson the same guy as this:


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1707561/

Will Finn said...

NICE! Chris Peterson is one great sculptor. I remember him doing sculpts of some hideous FILMATION designs twenty-five years ago and he somehow made them look appealing. That takes talent. And you can really tell the man knows pussy cats.