News and random musings from the Sculptdude.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Holiday work

Currently being between sculpting assignments, I was asked by Reaper Miniatures to help with the production on the pewter figure of the Highland Stalker mount for Everquest!

It has entailed a LOT of polishing, some spray sealing and packaging but is still cool to be part of the process. Click on the links to see how you can get your very own.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Matt Dixon's Babes in metal


Impact! Miniatures announced Tuesday the release of two licensed minis based on Matt Dixon's art, that will be available starting in February.

This is significant because - well . . . I sculpted them!

They have posted a little preview thread all about it over at their forms. Feel free to hop on over there and check out the discussion through the courtesy of THIS LINK!

December News!

Reaper released the Illyrian Scout mini today!

He is available in the Reaper Asylum online store for a mere $3.99! Waste no time and order hundreds! - - - - > Click Here

This character may seem familiar since he is the same type of alien as Smap. Smap was a character I created 25 years ago for a sci fi short film idea. He has since appeared in an unpublished comic and two animated shorts (which are misplaced that I'm still looking for). A couple of years back I sculpted him as a limited edition figure for my own line of boutique miniatures. More recently his species has been the subject for development of a sci fi tabletop battle game. I have written quite a bit about the little critters so be expecting to see more of them.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fembot scrap


This lovely device was just a bit on the thin side to mold and cast properly so it will be scrapped in favor of a slightly thicker figure. So - I thought I'd post it here for you to see what I've been up to.

Because of the way the figures are molded for metal casting the final piece would result in a figure that either wouldn't fill the mold cavity properly or would be too delicate for packaging. I will be redesigning another one at some point that will be reproducible.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Spider Demon

Reaper has posted some shots of a hastily assembled version of the Spider Queen model I sculpted for them. She will be available in January as 03465: Shaerileth, Spider Demon.



I am currently assembling and painting one of the master castings and will post photos of that along with a quick assembly guide soon.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Events for October


Even though I am sculpting my fingers off there are a couple of notable things going on that I will be participating in this month. As the Fates would have it - they are both occurring the same day.

First up is the monthly meeting for A Bunch of Short Guys on Saturday Oct. 24th from 10am to noon. ABOSG is a Dallas-based non-profit animation guild established to foster a community of world-class artists and storytellers. The group provides an educational resource for the local community of entertainment professionals, educators and students, helping visual creators pursue career development.

This month they are having a panel on sculpting and have invited me to participate with other local sculptors to talk about our working methods, materials and the industries we work in. I am very excited about this opportunity.

Second is Reaper Artist Con going on all day Saturday Oct. 24th. This is generally a closed event that is a week-long workshop from Wenesday to Wednesday where the sculptors and painters meet to share techniques and tips and generally level-up. The Saturday in between is an open house where folks can come out and meet the pros, talk shop and other shenanigans.

So - I'll be splitting my time with the two events. If you are in the Dallas/Plano/Denton area pop by and check out one or both of these events.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sculpting for September

This full-time sculpting gig is great! I've really been able to get to work on some projects that have been brewing in the back of my mind while going through the whole film project process. Now that all of that is finished I can finally get back to my first original passion of sculpting.

I just finished two sculpts for IMPACT! Miniatures based on a couple of pieces of art they licensed from Matt Dixon. Those are off and away in the post - hopefully they will arrive safe 'n' sound.

In addition to that, I turned in an all new torso for the Spider Queen sculpt to Reaper Miniatures along with four other figures for their new Chronoscope line which they have posted on their site.




I'm currently working on six other pieces with the infernal "green stuff' and will post those as soon as I can. Also, I will be moving the content from the old MorganKeith Studios website to here since I will be continuing painting and sculpting in miniature. Vicky has now branched out into cake design and she will have her own web space with all of that stuff as soon as I can get the code finished.

More soon.

P -

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Monsters Anonymous

It took all of two weeks for us to complete the work on Monsters Anonymous, but it is finally done!

Check out the entry we did for the Fox Animated Series contest! Vote for our entry and help us win a TV development deal with Fox Networks!



Watch more cool animation and creative cartoons at Aniboom

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sculpts

Here is a selection of my previous sculpting work.

Contact me at work@patrickkeith.com

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Bug

Hmmm. I'm thinking about sculpting something again.

But just for myself this time.

The last six months have been terribly disorienting with the uncertainty of employment, income and having to start all over in a career I have no real interest in pursing. That aside, the culmination of my creative endeavors over the last decade have all ended up at the same place. So, I have been fighting back a real nagging sensation of apathy.

Then I sat back and assessed the direction I'd like to guide my next creative aspirations. I took a little time off from projects and focused primarily on leisure pursuits until something began to itch in my brain. It's still there. I won't have a lot of time to work on it with my day-job schedule now. I certainly will no longer be able to accept any freelance commissions while currently employed where I am. That is not to say that I would turn down any legitimate, full-time, employment in a creative capacity, that is always my preferred alternative.

In the meantime, I will post what odds and ends I cobble together as I make them. Any other news about my previous projects Bloodwine and Ernor will always be updated on their respective sites once there is something new to report.

See you soon. You've been warned.

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Demo Reel!

I have just completed a sampling of some of the visual effects work I did on Bloodwine and added them to a few clips of some of my animation work. Check it out!

Contact me at work@patrickkeith.com


Visual Effects & Animation
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The music is a track called "Two Senioritas" which I composed for a scene in the Bloodwine movie.