Have you ever wanted to see yourself in clay form? Yes? On top of that, what if that wonderful recreation of your lovely visage was getting killed by a monster you also created? Double yes right? Well today is your lucky day you crazy person!
With an assist from the folks at Lifeform Clothing
and Horror Sketches
, Trent Shy of Trent Shy Claymations
recently announced a monster design contest. Shy, a local artist and filmmaker to watch (seriously, check out his stuff on YouTube
) has graced the Lowcountry — nay, the world! — with claymation/stop-motion films that range from macabre to madcap. Contestants must submit their monster design on Instagram and tag #TrentsMonsterContest.
The winning artist will receive a claymation clone getting killed by the monster they designed. The second place artist will receive a clay portrait. The deadline to enter is Feb. 1 and the winner will be announced on Feb. 5. All mediums of art are accepted.
The judges in the contest include: Wayne Anderson, SFX Makeup Artist for Predator, Avatar 2, IT, Stranger Things
, and Jurassic World
; McKenzie Westmore Tatopoulos of all 13 seasons of SYFY’s Face Off
; Eric Fox, SFX Makeup Artist featured on Face Off
; and finally Scott Poole, author of numerous award winning books about monsters including the Bram Stoker finalist for In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft.
By the way, if you’d like to see Shy in action (with a little assist from his kids) check out this piece from 60 Second Docs
. On top of being a fun little introduction to his mad mad world, he sports a kickass T-shirt from 1984 that used stop-motion.