Monday, May 01, 2006
These are two dinosaur sketches from a portfolio I did around 1992 for a trip I took to Los Angeles, California. At the time every big special effects house on the west coast was vying for the contract to do the film version of Michael Crichton's novel: Jurassic Park. While on this trip I met people like Frank Darabont, (director of The Shawshank Redemption), Rick Baker, (5 time oscar winner for special makeup effects, and at the time attempting to get the JP contract as well), and also stopped by Stan Winston Studios (I had just done the box cover illustration for Geometric models: "Pumpkinhead" monster model.)
There head designer at the time, Mark " Crash" Mcreery really liked my Triceratops drawing, and it just so happened to be the dinosaur they were designing that week. They had not got the contract yet, but after seeing their 7 foot sculpture of a T-Rex, I new that they would.
A very fond memory...
Here are two sculpts I did while freelancing many years ago. Both were released by Polar Lights/Playing Mantis and are based on film properties. One is from Universal Pictures "The Mummy", and the other is Tim Burton's" The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
Fine Scale Modeler Magazine voted the Sleepy Hollow kit the best figure model kit of the year when it was released.
( Yes, that is Tim Burton's head in the Horseman's hand....)