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The Cave – Mutant Salamander

The Cave – Mutant Salamander

This sculpture was about 4′ long and took about 2 weeks to model in Roma Plastilina clay. With the lighting nearly dark, the subterranean, giant salamander was hardly visible in its splashing debut. At least there are these photos. I was working for Patrick Tatopoulos at the time and Patrick, an amazing designer, really let me run with the design.

I was given one day to airbrush the silicone skin. Here’s a quick shot of the work-in-progress.

…and a silly photoshop comp for kicks. In the film, it was nothing more than a big splash.

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Dan Platt on April 21st 2008 in Film sculpture, The Cave - Salamander

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