Crazy Kat

Most recently I’ve been working on a model. I used to work as a model maker for Aardman, Bumper Films & Limbs & Things Ltd, so I guess it makes sense. I’ve made models before – but why now?

I have just chosen to end a particularly unproductive relationship with an agent. I was clinging onto that link to ‘success’ purely for the sake of my ego and it has been liberating to discover I have the courage to be un-agented.

Why make a model? I don’t know precisely. It has something to do with the development of the character but mostly because making things feels good. Handling materials in the real world, combining different media and skills, selecting the best material or method to make something – I find therapeutic and exciting. (Not to imply it was all just a breeze to make! See my next post to find out more about that).

So here are some pictures of the completed model.

And here’s a picture of the original concept sketch (quite a long story, drawn with my left hand).

Hopefully it’s a good story, to come…

Next post will be pictures of how she was made. I’m working up to doing YouTube Videos. Let me know in the comments section if you’d be interested in this.

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