We are totally digging these awesome miniature characters that we discovered on the desk of Brown bag Films Toronto (formerly 9 Story) VFX animator, Omar Al Hafidh. It turns out Omar sculpts these original monsters in his spare time, when he not busy animating dynamic sparks and splashes on a variety of the studios productions.
Learn more about Omar’s process and motivation behind these pieces below.
1. What is your role?
I work as a VFX animator. I animate special effects… like fire, water, dust, smoke and electricity!
2. What was your motivation/inspiration for making the sculptures?
I just wanted to explore other visual art venues.
3. Did you learn anything along the way while crafting them?
I learned how to design a character’s pose in a 3D space vs. designing a character by drawing on a flat surface.
4. Do they have names?
They don’t have names. They just came out of my mind… I guess these are the kind of characters and designs that my mind think of when it’s in default mode, since I was influenced by fighting video games like “Street Fighter” and “Tekken” since I can remember.