Personally, I never grew out of play. I love to get down and let my imagination loose, sometimes with my son, similar to when I was little, and more often through drawings and sculpting and through my work and ideas. This series is about the mixture of the two worlds, and sort of an exploration what a child’s tot can tell us about the world.
The main emphasis on these images will be art direction and most likely effects. I will make toy cars, toy trains, stuffed animals, toy soldiers, anything that can be found in a typical child’s room and make these have the effect of the real world equivalent. A child’s imagination is limitless, I will try to let mine go too. What if the wooden blocks really were on fire and the toy firefighters really used water to take the fire out. What is the toy car’s exhaust emitted CO2? What if the tot soldier could really fire the gun in his hand?
I will explore this theme, simple modelling and simple texturing, the goal is to have the toys tell a story and most likely I will end up extending my knowledge of the various smoke, fire etc effects.