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Horton Hears A Who CouncilmanE by MumboJumbo Horton Hears A Who CouncilmanE by MumboJumbo
This is an earlier sculpt I did when I first started Blue Sky. It's for the movie "Horton Hears a Who" :)

It was one of my first character sculpts on my first film ever...was very exciting and still is!! :excited:

About 8" tall. This character is one 5 of the council members in the movie.

More to come in the near future!
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montodeflino Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
jeez I dont remeber which was it but I think it was the main council seriously he had the most greasiest voice I had ever heard
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NoodleNeko Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You never cease to amaze me. I've been watching your work since 2005, starting with "HashiHimeMaquette" and I can only say I would kill to have the talent you have. Especially since, I've been wanting a statuette of a character from my new favorite video game - Dragon Age 2- but they don't make them (at least not that I can find). Any chance you take on commissions??
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l3l0uch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
wow. you really deserved to do that, you're great. :D Really impressive work.
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SculptorScotty Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Such fun work to look at Alena, you're really rockin' the clays. :)
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GentleAutumn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Photographer
I really adore you q.0'
I'm a big fan of this guy and other councilmen, and i was surprised when i saw it.. it's just fantastic. Expression and pose are so adorable to this character. He's actually similar to himself! :wow:
So.. you are my hero this time. '.' Keep up your amazing works. Hope you'll understand me, 'bcause i'm russian. с:
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hunlin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
Wow! It looks great!
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alexpal Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
It looks great Alena, congrats, by the way have the best of seasons, and lots of joy!!!
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KismetAndSerendipity Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Photographer
you are my hero for creating this piece!
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kizy-e Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
=O
hermoso!!!
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:iconrainvine:
rainvine Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010   Filmographer
You are a big motivator. One day I will work for dreamworks!
And...I think I will go to the art store tomarrow and buy some super sculp'eh...
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jstewartsintern Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
so, so, SO amazing- this is my absolute favorite movie and this sculpture is just incredible! :la:
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ejeanmy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
so much awesome!! ^_^ i salute you!
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jonbronx Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
nice attitude! ;P
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:iconthebuild:
Thebuild Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Love the pose and especially the facial expression, it gives so much character to the piece.
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Why Rich! Thank you so much! :) Was a fun maquette to sculpt!
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theartslave Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
WOW! I had no idea you worked on the movie :D Wonderful sculpture!!! :clap:
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psychoheat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is very cool, grat job, I like the way you did the hair, and his fur. what do you use to sculpt? (clay, sculpey....)
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Hey hey! Thanks so much! I used super sculpey :) It's the only clay I use ;) Good to hear from you!
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psychoheat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
I use the same but my results are not as good :D, but I keep getting my hands dirty any way. we'll see how the next one I have plan comes out :)
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drskytower Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifully detailed and sculpted. Wish I could do this, but I haven't a clue!
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
There's a basic tutorial on how to sculpt (in my journal area) if you're ever interested in starting ;)
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drskytower Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh, excellent! I'd love to learn how to sculpt... it's a lot harder than drawing!
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Degasperi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I watched this movie. Must be very cool to participate of the development of character design of an animation movie. This creation is a reproduction of a sketch of other designer, or the concept of this character is yours? There's some new project on the way? Great work.
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Hey Degasperi! It's definitely fun to be a part of character development :) Though sometimes it changes a bit from the development to when it's on the big screen. ;) This creation was drawn by an artist in the design department, then given to me to make in the 3d realm :) We are currently working on the movie "RIO" you can find the trailer here: [link] and then on to Ice Age 4! Keep an eye out for both ;)
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Degasperi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
The trailer was very cool. The Christ the Redeemer statue was perfect. Wich characters did you work? Did you modeled a statue of the toucan? It seems to be a very funny character. The guys of the development department had to come here in Brazil to compose the backgrounds of the animation, or everything was made through photos on the studio in USA?
Congratulations on your work and I wish you success in this new project.
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Davy-Art Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Hehe, wicked!
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Hey David!!! :hug: Thank you for everything! ;)
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Davy-Art Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Not a problem! Happy to help :)
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pieface123 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Very nice :XD: I remeber him!!
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Slasher12 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010   Filmographer
You're soo lucky you get to work on that film. I wish I was that lucky, anyways awsome sculpts hope to see more.:)
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xBORNx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
niiiiice A!
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Athrial Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Well done! His pose is very... well.. superior. Great job at mimicking that. As far as the clay you used, is that Super Sculpey hard enough to retain details without accidentally undoing them? I've used some Sculpeys in the past but now prefer plastalina instead because of it's extremely hard nature. Also, is Sculpey something you see often when sculpting for movies?
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Hey Hey Athrial! Thanks so much for your kind comment :) All of the council members thought of themselves as superior, they were jerks in the movie ;) Was fun sculpting such a pompous pose! I use super sculpey gray (gray compound) that I buy from Compleat sculptor www.sculpt.com I hear super sculpey isn't as good as chavant because of it's rubbery nature/hard to retain details...but since I started with Sculpey, I don't know the difference. (I've never ventured out to try chavant or WED clay). At Blue Sky we use super sculpey soley because you can bake it..that way we don't have to spend money on moulding/casting every one of our sculpts :) But I know some movie companies use Chavant or other oil based clays and just keep them in cases to protect them. Hope that answers your question! Thanks for stopping by! :hug:
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Athrial Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Artist
Oh, definitely! Thanks! I'm really interested in sculpting for movie concepts as well as the recent fad of Vinyl/Designer Toys. I'll make sure to check super sculpey out cuz, yeah, you do have to make a mold and cast chavant when using it, but that is kinda what I do so I got used to it. Still, I have some unfinished pieces still in clay on my shelf... Anyways, thanks so much for the info and site (I've been referred to sculpt.com a couple times now). Oh, and I checked out your husband's page too. Great work! You can expect more compliments and constructive criticism from me in the future!!!
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Sixcolors Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No wonder you haven't been posting; you're working for the big shots! ;)
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
haha Well, I tend to keep myself busy as much as I can, even with working for Blue Sky...I find if I don't keep busy, I feel like I'm not productive. It's hard to find time, but I'm slowly getting my personal projects finished! :) Thanks for the comment and for stopping by!
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Sixcolors Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I know what you mean. I've slowed a lot since I got out of school, and it's hard to keep working on new things for my demo reel. If I don't keep busy, my mind wanders all over the place and over loads me with noise pollution. :P
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
:hug:
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Sixcolors Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :) I needed a hug. Maybe some day I'll actually have a chance at somewhere like Blue Sky. :XD:
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SewerShark Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
OMFG, Thats GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT!
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
hahah A little of tony the tiger in there ;) Thanks so much for the kind comment! :hug:
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SewerShark Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
You are welcome. I just love your work. And I really enjoyed Horton (not as much as my Mom, but...LOL)
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome stuff!!!
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Hey Metal Snail! Thanks for the comment!!
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GreyOfPTA Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I'm stunned at how good you are O.o
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Well hello GreyOfPTA!!! How are things in your world?? You're so nice :) Thanks for the kind comment!!! :hug:
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GreyOfPTA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Things are coffee flavored here as always. Drawing never stops and ideas keep brewing.
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LinkC Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sweet!!!! I liked a lot.. congrats
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thanks so much!!!
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keight Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
He is beautifully done. When everything hit the fan last year, this was a favorite video. The book was a favorite around here for years. You, and the rest of the team, did a wonderful job bringing it to "life".
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