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100,000 page views :D

100,000 page views :D

Just passed the 100,000 mark,  woowho!!  Thank you all so much,  it's cool to think about how many people are looking at stuff I worked on :D

Super Fan Builds!

Super Fan Builds!

Hi everyone,   I've been very quiet on here, they wouldn't let me post pics of the project i'm working on until it aired!   Today it is out.   It's a series about making big fans of different movies and TV shows special props based on them.   They follow the design and build process and when it's done we do the delivery.   It's a simple show but we have built some cool stuff!   hopefully it will go well and I'll have a job for the next few episodes   :D so share it and tell your friends... keep an old prop maker employed  XD  

Portraits of ME! :)

Portraits of ME! :)

Ok,  this may sound weird, but if anyone out there has any desire or inclination to do a quick drawing or painting or whatever of me, I need some for a project i'm working on.   Just for fun and I know it's a very self obsessed  sounding request but I thought I'd throw it out there to my DA friends.   Thanks you guys and have a great weekend!! yours narcissistically,   Tim   :D

Steampunk Watch

Steampunk Watch

Several people here have asked about buying one of the Steampunk Watches I make,  I finally opened an Etsy store and have one left: https://www.etsy.com/listing/197012173/steampunk-watch?ref=pr_shop Thanks everyone and have a great day :D

Etsy Shop

Etsy Shop

Well,  I finally opened an Etsy shop,  you can find it here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TimBakerFX I'll be putting more things up there soon,   for now, I have two steampunk watches for sale there. Thanks and let me know what kinds of things you would want to see on my etsy page  :)

Late Show Rhino

Late Show Rhino

So They changed the actor that plays Sandra the talking Rhino wall plaque... I'm very happy with this  :)    I made Sandra for the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.  Nothing against the actress who was doing it before, but I just never thought it was funny.   This guy is pretty good.   Here is a fun clip about it.  I'm just glad they're still using her,  love that girl!   :)

D'oh!

D'oh!

There is nothing quite like watching a movie trailer and seeing the design you have been working on for years.... done by someone else.  I know this happens all the time and to pretty much everyone but damn, I really liked that idea!   LOL    So do you just keep going, knowing that people will just assume you are borrowing someone else's work?  or scrap it and start again. Stupid zeitgeist!   ;P    So how often does this happen to all of you?   (because it happens to me all the damn time  ;P

To make things or not to make things...

To make things or not to make things...

That piece I did for Neil Gaiman's Calendar Tales project has led to so many fascinating conversations and comments.  One of my favorites was by someone who seemed a bit put out that I submitted my work in the first place.  Being a professional I should leave contests to others ... that kind of thing (actually, I'm not an illustrator but i'll leave that for now ;)  One point that I really gave a lot of thought about was the statement that who on earth buys hundreds of miniature books to make a sculpture for just one image in the first place?   Well,  aside from the fact that I didn't buy anything,  all those miniatures were made by hand for t

75,000 views... my head reels

75,000 views... my head reels

I know it's just another number but the idea that that many people have come to my page and (hopefully)  looked around at things I've made is just amazing.   I'm still so far behind on comments but I just wanted to say thank you to all you nice folk who keep coming back and leaving me really nice comments.   For me,  I think making things is just my adult version of "hey look at what I can do!!"   Thank you so much to all you DA people out there who actually do :)

Wow!

Wow!

Well it seems that in fact my sculpture for Neil Gaiman's world wide art project did not upload properly and wont be eligible to be included.   The good news is that today Mr Gaiman posted in his blog... "This one is my very favourite one that didn't somehow get uploaded successfully, so I am determined to share it with the world. It's by Tim Baker, who has it up at http://timbakerfx.deviantart.com/art/Neil-Gaiman-Story-Illustration-358995452 and is for the July tale." I'm just stunned.  I keep getting messages that this piece has gone viral all over the internet and I couldn't be more thrilled.   This following his mentioning the sculpture

Now that's a good interview

Now that's a good interview

Now this really cracked me up,   I found an interview of myself online with pics and everything!   The only thing is,  I didn't do an interview  XD    Seriously I don't remember saying anything like what it says to anyone... or even doing an interview at all.   My English and grammar are quite interesting as well  LOL http://russian.fastbuyguide.com/interview-prop-artist-and-sculptor-tim-baker/

Can you get me work in the arts?

Can you get me work in the arts?

The last few weeks I have been asked at least 5 times how to make a living in the arts. Well, I do work in the arts, graphic artist, effects artist, sculptor and makeup artist… I work in whatever medium will get the job done (and pay the rent ;) So to you young'ns on my friends list or just watching one of my portfolio pages I have to say… just don't give up. That's it really, just don't quit. I'm sure all of you are talented, you've been working on your creative skills since you were a kid most likely… well, that isn't the most important thing if what you want to do is make a living in the arts. All those art majors that graduate each year a
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