Mar 232015
 

ZBrush Figure Sculpture course with Scott Eatonclick for larger

Spring sessions of my anatomy and digital sculpting courses are starting online soon. 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
     

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    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!

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    Sep 142014
     

    Amy Winehouse Memorial Statue, Camden London. Profile.click for larger

    My life-sized bronze sculpture of Amy Winehouse has just been unveiled on what would have been her 31st birthday. The memorial is located in the Stables Market in Camden, London – Amy’s home for many years.

    The piece was commissioned by Mitch Winehouse and I hope is a fitting tribute from a father to his daughter. I have immense respect for Amy as an artist and wish she was still making music.

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    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

    Feb 102014
     


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    The White Horse is finally installed in London. This is the project of artist Mark Wallinger and was originally planned as a towering 50m tall horse (as tall as the Statue of Liberty) to be erected in the countryside of Kent and visible from the Eurostar. But around the big crash, arts budgets downsized and so did the scale of the horse. Now it is only a very average ‘life-sized’, but it is still striking in its crisp white finish and realism. About a year ago I worked with the team from Sample & Hold to refine the digital version of the horse, based on a scan of Mark’s actual horse. I spent time adding anatomical accuracy and life to the head, face, legs, and hooves (at the time my horse skills were primed, having just finished Spielberg’s War Horse).


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    After a bit of massaging the data was sent off for fabrication. Through a combination of 3d printing, CNC machining, and casting, the piece was brought to life – albeit at a scale smaller than originally intended. But if you are in London and want to check it out, it will be on display on the Mall (just off Trafalgar Square) for two years.


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    Oct 012013
     

    Hercules Tablet Stand in the Times
     
    Hercules_XIII_TimesInterior_tnOur Hercules XIII tablet stand was named one of the top 10 pieces at London Design Festival 2013 by the Times. This is quite an honour considering that there are thousands of designers exhibiting at the festival in locations all over London. It seems Hercules’ baroque design sense is an appreciated counterbalance to the simple minimalism emerging in things like Apple’s iOS7.

    Find more on Hercules at EATON.london

    Sep 232013
     

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    We just finished an exciting weekend at London Design Festival where I debuted my newest design – Hercules XIII, a universal tablet stand for work and play. Hercules, along with the lovely Venus of Cupertino, garnered many smiles and giggles of admiration over the four days. It was great fun seeing the public’s reaction, thanks to everyone who stopped by! more at Eaton.london

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    Venus on her side of the stand and the Hercules on his side – the yin and yang.

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    Sep 102013
     



    I recently contributed to this ambitious visual effects project. If you haven’t yet seen the Galaxy chocolate ad with the reincarnated Audrey Hepburn it is worth checking out here. The piece is bound to stir up controversy – bringing a beloved actress back from the dead to flog chocolate bars may not be everyone’s idea of good taste. However, the technical achievement is clearly impressive and full credit should be given to the visual effects team at Framestore for pulling it off with very tight deadlines!

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    May 292013
     

    3d Artist cover, Scott EatonI am a little embarrassed by the attention but there is a seven page interview with me in Issue 54 of 3DArtist magazine.

    I talk about art, design, visual effects and the importance of artistic fundamentals (drawing, anatomy) to the creative process. There is also a bit on ZBrush technique, 3d printing, and a peak inside one of my sketchbooks from War Horse.

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    Mar 192013
     


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    Anyone who has been to EATON.london recently might have noticed that my Venus iPad Docking Station needs companionship. The good news is there are a couple new docking stations in the works, so she will have company soon.

    But now there is talk around the studio of making a sweet little (big?) desktop lamp to add to the Venus range. My sketchbooks have been bubbling with ridiculous and absurd variations on the theme. Here is one of the more presentable…

    For updates join the Venus mailing list.

    Jan 182013
     
    Venus of Cupertino at the London Design Festival

    The Venus of Cupertino, my iPad docking station, is just back from a busy week at the London Design Festival. She received countless oogles, smiles, and appreciation over the four days. She was even chosen as the top design at the festival by a prominent online design & lifestyle magazine.

    Now that the Venus of Cupertino is almost all grown up, most future posts and updates on the Venus project will be found at: EATON.london There you can follow all the gossip, blogs, & tweets. And of course you can order her there as well!

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