Sep 032015
 

Thames Horses underwater.click for larger

I am excited to show the first images from a recent collaboration with fellow artist Jason deCaires Taylor. I designed and sculpted the four Shire horses with oil-pump heads for Jason’s installation The Rising Tide currently installed on the Southbank of the Thames, right outside the MI6 building (for all you James Bond and secretive intelligence agency fans out there).

The piece is a powerful commentary on man’s relationship with the environment. Throughout the day the sculptures are submerged and revealed as the tide cycle waxes and wanes. As a long-time scuba diver I am delighted by Jason’s epic underwater works, so it was a pleasure collaborating with him on this piece.

Thames Horses, Scott Eaton for Jason deCaires Taylor's  The Rising Tideclick for larger

My work on the piece involved the design and digital sculpting of the 18-hand tall Shire horses. Interestingly, over the past few years I have sculpted quite a few horses. First my centaur, then work on Mark Wallinger’s White Horse (also installed in London), followed by the horses for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, and now these petrochemical Shires.
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Aug 272015
 

Valve Corporation Reception, Bellevue, Seattle, WASculpture in Valve’s Reception

I am on a short visit to the West Coast and had an afternoon in Seattle to drop into Valve to show the latest developments on my Bodies in Motion project. It was great to get the website and images out in public for the first time. Over a few hours we had a random walk through the Bodies in Motion content and framed a spontaneous anatomy lecture around some of the amazing figures in the library (Mischief canvas below).

Scott Eaton's Anatomy of Bodies in Motion at Valve, Seattle 2015click for larger

It was a brief but productive visit, they got a short anatomy refresher and I got to pick the brains of a very talented group of artists for useful feedback on the project. If you are interested in more on the Bodies in Motion project as it heads into beta testing, please sign up to the newsletter for announcements!

Aug 082015
 

Industrial Light and Magic, London ILM is in London!

I’ve just finished six days of anatomy masterclasses for Industrial Light and Magic, London (yes, the Star Wars guys). This isn’t the first time I’ve been to ILM, in the past I’ve run workshops for both their San Francisco and Singapore offices, but this is the first time it was just a tube journey away (not a nine-hour flight). It is great having Industrial Light & Magic in London!

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Jul 212015
 

Scott Eaton's Bodies in Motion Project - female aerial performerclick for larger

No sooner is the Bodies in Motion III shoot finished, than Bodies in Motion IV marches into the calendar. In fact, we just finished a big weekend shoot with eleven talented artists, each with unique skills, power and grace on aerial apparatus. I have just started looking through the 15,000 images and there are going to be some gems.

All of the photography you see coming through the site lately is in preparation for the official launch of the Bodies in Motion Project website coming in September. The site will collect all the photos and motion sequences that I have shot over the last five years and make them available as a resource for artists, designers, and agencies looking for photography that showcases the amazing capabilities and forms of the human figure. Be sure to sign up to the newsletter for announcements!

Scott Eaton's Bodies in Motion project - B&W Male Aerial hoop, anatomy click for larger

Jun 232015
 

ZBrush Figure Sculpture course with Scott Eatonclick for larger

Registration for the Autumn sessions of my anatomy and digital sculpting courses is now open. If you are looking for an intensive course to level up your figurative art 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.
  • Jun 202015
     

    war_horse_banner_tnour digital horse in action

    I recently kicked off a series of pastblast posts digging up old but interesting projects that I didn’t have time to write about when they were happening. One of the most interesting and enjoyable visual effects projects that I have worked on is Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of War Horse.

    The story follows Joey, a farm horse in rural England, onto the battlefields of World War I. Being a war story, you can imagine there are a few upsets along the way, and Joey inevitably finds himself in very dangerous circumstances – circumstances too dangerous in fact for real ‘horse actors’. Cue our digital Joey.

    CREATING THE DIGITAL JOEY


    Our digital horse stretching his legs

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    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!

    break dancing, bodies in motion project.click for larger

    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 will be available in Q4 2015. Please 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.

    asif-khan-designs-an-architectural-mount-rushmore-for-sochi-winter-olympics_asif_khan_megaphon_sochi_-hufton_crow_024_tnChecking the output before the opening ceremony

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