Art of the Moment

Some recent stuff.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Farewell to Animation

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.

Self Portrait

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

Hi hi, Long time and Ben's 21st painting

Ok so Ive been really bad at updating my blog, it is so shocking. It has been abandoned for months and months - so terrible. I also have no excuses. But I feel like I'm going to be going through a new stage in my life that involves a lot more effort in the area of promoting my artistic self which I haven't felt I have needed to do in those months. So here I am again: Round 2.

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

Sax Quartet.

I know this is not really my typical kind of thing but its still an artistic endeavor.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Whitenecked Raven.

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Just been working on a crow. Here is a quick render. Pretty cool hey!
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.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Jan deBoer

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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.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Fence Walk

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This is a colour test concept artwork for my next film set in the Karoo. Done in photoshop with a wacom.

My Films

These are some of my films. If you want info on them and better quality check them out on vimeo rather. Shweet!

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