Hi. As of this year, I have chosen to no longer be involved in animation. This choice was easy for me as I am now following my true passion, which is art and and more specifically painting. I have had a great time, and learned so much both working in the industry and for myself and animation will always be an interest of mine. However being a fine artist will now be my focus and the majority of my time will spent on this new exciting endeavour. To say farewell I have provided a link to the 3D animation I completed for my masters program at Wits University of which I am still very proud of.
OASIS from Luke Baggott on Vimeo.
This is a deleted scene from Oasis. It was removed because I felt that Oasis was a more of an atmospheric piece and this scene made too obvious a message which ultimately took away from the film's mystery and other themes. However, I now feel I should have added it in the original edit as my anti-fracking angle should be made clearer.
FinalSceneShot1 from Luke Baggott on Vimeo.
Monday, 12 May 2014
Since the beginning of the year I have been working as an artist. I have all but given up animation as I believe in order to be a true artist, one must dedicate all of oneself to the craft and as a result I have had no time to follow any other endeavours. For the moment I am very secretive about my work but on the odd occasion I produce something on the side that is not part of what I am currently working on and will upload it to my blog. This image is a photograph of I painting I did for my mother for her birthday. It is a self portrait created in oils in front of a mirror.
It is 42 x 60 cm.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
So I did this digital painting for my brother Ben. It was quite rushed because I've got a lot on my mind at the moment like my damn thesis which is taking forever and which I have to finish by the end of the month. This as well as the fact that I gotta start practicing for my music licentiate in September has made it really difficult to do anything else.
I didn't have a photo of ben's face from that angle so a lot of it is really interpretive and imaginary. It was a lot of fun trying to work it out though. Please click and see the picture in its full res.
I have also included a painting process vid made from screenshots and embedded it below.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Thursday, 13 October 2011
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Please click to take a closer look. :-)
Heres some reference. "Sasol Birds of Southern Africa." I know it's not really from the area of my film but the Whitenecked Raven looked the most badass so I took some artistic liberty.
Posted by Luke Baggott at 14:56
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
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This is a test render of the character in my current 3D Animation project. He is an old man that has lived on in the Karoo all his life. I have chosen to push certain features away from reality in order to ground the film as an animation and not live action. However, I am going to be rendering very realistically.
Posted by Luke Baggott at 13:05
These are some of my films. If you want info on them and better quality check them out on vimeo rather. Shweet!