March 29th, 2009

Ratatouille: Relax with Food

Project: Toybox

In case you're curious what (non-fursuit) projects I've been working on, here's the latest. This one is mostly finished as of earlier today. I just need to put some guides on the undersides of the seats and make some canvas bags to hang inside.


Bench and Toybox -- click for larger version

For a sense of scale, the seats are roughly 3.5' x 1.5'.

The frame is 2x2s with some extra uprights for strength. (It should stand up to kids jumping on it.) The rails under the seats are felted; you can see a little of the brown felt peeking out from under the seats. Simple coverings of light fleece pulled around some batting (plus foam for the seats).

I thought it came out rather well!
Crow: Surge!

Gobstopper

What if "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" was done as (even more of a) horror movie? And a cheesy "dead teenager" type summer horror movie? The cast would be young nobodies except for maybe one established star now looking for work like... Christoper Lloyd?

Gobstopper

Okay, it's not actually a real movie, just a spoof trailer that came out a little while ago. (I guess Christopher Lloyd had a free weekend and a good sense of humor?) Depp's champion of a performance as the slightly-kinda-psychotic Wonka is unchallenged. But this trailer by itself is better than several "real" movies I've seen over the years, honestly.

Also check out the "movie" website and a fun making-of video. It must've been odd filming a horror trailer where most of the shots are either dialog-free or screaming. :D