This is the book promo for "The Masked Figure" which you can follow at facebook.com/TheMaskedFigure.
They weren’t always jolly green sprites peddling breakfast cereal to children. Once upon a time, leprechauns—real leprechauns—ruled the world.
And as it turns out, Don Eskubusié should know that better than anyone. An Irish-American with a traumatic past, he grew up to discover a stunning secret in his family tree. Thanks to his mother’s side of the family, Don is half-leprechaun, in a time when they are mostly extinct and considered incredibly rare.
But what happened to the days when his ancestors roamed the emerald hills of Ireland along with the fairies and elves? And will donning a mysterious mask, a relic from the past, give Don new insights into the history of the leprechaun world?
The Masked Figure reveals the true nature of this powerful artifact, as one man comes to terms with his unique heritage—and discovers deeply hidden secrets about a dark and mysterious realm.
Combining elements of science fiction, romance, and the paranormal, this imaginative fantasy introduces readers to the story of the man behind the mask, as well as the history and lore of the leprechaun people, in the first installment of a magical and captivating new series.
I have always been inspired by Calder, especially after attending his exhibition at Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum back in 2003, where architecture met moving sculpture in a very special way. This animation generated purely using 3D CGI tools, is my humble homage to one of the most vanguardist and prolific artists of the twentieth century. I hope you enjoy it!.
This animation was generated between the end of 2011 / summer 2012. Calder’s mobile is a full reproduction of the original piece, whilst the surroundings are of my own invention.
Models, textures and lighting created using 3ds Max + Vray
Edited in After Effects and Premiere Pro.