May 262015
 

scott eaton's bodies in motion project,  male handbalancingclick for larger

Bodies in Motion is back! I’ve just finished an amazing shoot and I’m starting to pull the best images from the session. There was an amazing collection of talent on this shoot and I am looking forward to sharing all the images. Speaking of sharing, the Bodies in Motion Project will be getting its own dedicated website very soon. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the mailing list for updates. I will be needing beta testers in the next month!

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Mar 232015
 

ZBrush Figure Sculpture course with Scott Eatonclick for larger

Summer sessions of my anatomy and digital sculpting courses have just been announced and are starting in late June. If you are looking for an intensive course to seriously expand your artistic skills, consider one of these:

  • ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS
    The most comprehensive online course covering artistic anatomy. No prerequisites are necessary, just a sincere interest in learning about the wonderful machine that is the human body!
  • DIGITAL FIGURE SCULPTURE
    An intense ten-week course in the tools and techniques of digital figure sculpture. This course is recommended for students with a firm grounding in anatomy (the Anatomy for Artists course is recommended) as well as an intermediate knowledge of ZBrush.
  • PORTRAITURE & FACIAL ANATOMY
    The companion course to Anatomy for Artists, this course explore the anatomy of the face in-depth. It covers the construction of the skull, features, facial fat, musculature, expressions, and the Facial Action Coding system (FACS). Every great figure needs a great face, this course teaches you the anatomy you need to build it.
  • Mar 052015
     

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    Here is an écorché study for my upcoming course on the Anatomy of the Masters. This drawing is from the spectacular and controversial Viennese artist Egon Schiele. Schiele, long one of my favorites, is known for his hugely expressive figurative work – dynamic, contorted, deformed figures. Despite the effortless fluidity of his lines, the anatomy teacher in me can’t help but appreciate the underlying structure and coherence of his figure. My écorché study imposes plausible anatomical construction atop his piece and reveals that, despite his apparent looseness of his style, there is a deep understanding of anatomy at work. I can see this in all his drawings and paintings; every distorted, stylized figure actually fits together like an well-designed anatomical puzzle.

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    Nov 282014
     

    Four Seasons Hotels design collaboration
    I am excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Things are still top secret but I have started developing concepts for the first in a series of art/design pieces for their hotels. Watch this space for updates…

    Sep 232014
     

    EATON.london exhibiting at LDF2014 click for larger

    We are just back from a busy weekend at London Design Festival 2014. We showed our newest design, the Moai ipad docking station, for the first time and the response was amazing. You will see a ‘special edition’ Moai coming soon to EATON.london. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi and see you again next year!

    Sep 162014
     

    Moai Ipad docking station based on the Easter Island figures
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    We are proud to introduce our latest design – the Moai iPad docking station. Inspired by the serene, eternal vigilance of the monolithic icons of Easter Island, we’ve upgraded and remixed them for a tongue-in-cheek poke at the persistent distraction of modern digital life. The Moai is just into production and will be available in early 2015. Check back for updates!

    Moai ipad Docking Station profile view. Remixed from the ancient Easter Island statues.click for larger

    Jun 222014
     

    Megafaces Sochiclick for larger

    I am just back from the Sochi Olympics where I was working with the amazing teams from Asif Kahn and iArt on the “Megafaces Facade” for the Megafon pavilion. Over the past six months I have been providing creative direction for this crazy project.

    I was asked to come on-board to provide expertise in computer graphics, lighting, faces, and overall aesthetics to the piece. The challenge from a visual design perspective was to take raw, 3d scan data from the ‘photobooths’ in the pavilion and then develop an automated solution, which we called the Creative Processing Pipeline (CPP), for coloring, relighting, composing and outputting the faces to the facade in way that, well, looks cool. It is a bit like composing a drawing or photograph, but algorithmically so that it always (ermm, almost always) produces a compelling visual result.

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    Jun 192014
     

    Eaton-Houdon Ecorche figure for anatomy study
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    The Eaton-Houdon Écorché is my update of the classical anatomy figure by 18th Century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon. His original l’Écorché sculpture, produced in 1767 during his time in Rome, has been used by artists studying anatomy for centuries. It is celebrated for its balance, gesture and proportions but, to the trained eye, has always contained a handful of anatomical inaccuracies. Combine this with an overall loss of detail resulting from centuries of re-casting and the piece was in need of both an accuracy update and a sharpening of details. The result is shown above.
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    Jun 112014
     

    Scott Eaton collaboration with Jeff Koonsclick for larger

    I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with legendary artist Jeff Koons on one of his projects – a larger than life-sized sculpture of Lady Gaga. After some absurd deadlines and a lot of sculpting, the piece was unveiled in New York at #artRave a huge launch party for Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP album.

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    It is amazing to finally see the piece finished and in public. From what I have seen it looks pretty impressive (if for no other reason than the monumental scale). I am still not sure what it means but I guess that is for Jeff to answer.

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    profile view (with Koons’ promotion)
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    Apr 222014
     

    Hercules Docking Station and Stand

    My Hercules XIII tablet stand is the inaugural cover star over at DesignFizz – a new online magazine covering international design.

    He looks great on the cover and this is one of my favorite photos of him – you can find the original, un-cropped photo here.

    And if you would like to own a Hercules, you can find him at: EATON.london