Monday, May 28, 2007

Napoleon Dynamite




Look what I found under my bed! When Disney purchased Avalanche Software, where I currently work, they had nothing for us to do for a short time. A friend at work had a variety of sculptures at his desk that he had sculpted using super sculpey. I had nothing to do so I bought some from him and gave it a whirl. I worked on Napoleon Dynamite as the storyboard artist and script supervisor and also directed some commercials with Jon Heder so I had some good reference. I worked on it for a couple weeks and this was the final result. Work quickly ramped up so I had to take it home. I used a box padded it with plastic grocery sacks then hid it under my bed so my girls wouldn't poke it. I just re-discovered it. Joy! I had to scrape it free of dust bunnies and repair one eye that was mysteriously smashed, but it survived. I had this brilliant plan a while back to bronze the thing, right up until I found it would cost a honking thousand bucks. I think I'll just bake it, that way removing the dust will take merely a good hardy puff of air.


8 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

I don't own anything that I value enough to justify a thousand-dollar bronzing. Maybe my TV... but that would make it unwatchable, so I probably won't do it.

I've tried to sculpt things, and it sucks... or at least I do. Therefore, I find this sculpture quite impressive. Also, I like to gift wrap things for myself and hide them from me too.

Gruntor said...

This is a magnificent piece Bryan. I think you should get it bronzed. I mean, what else are you going to spend your money on? Food and rent aren't really that important, are they?

Ryan Wood said...

Hah, that's amazing Bryan! You captured the essence of Napoleon perfectly.

Newsquirt said...
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Newsquirt said...

dude it's Napoleon! that is awesome..Love how you captured his mouth really well.

Gregor said...

This is extremely cool. I also like the fact that you never painted it in the end.

It looks more interesting to me this way.

Sam Nielson said...

Doing a sculpted caricature takes a lot of talent. You pulled it off with style.

Nathan Lindsay said...

I'm glad you finally remembered where you put the sculpture you made for me. I look forward to you finishing the glasses, baking it and giving it to me for Christmas...or the fourth of july.

It is one of my favorite things made of clay.