Melissa K Fontanini aka MissyKat

is a Digital Artist with degrees from OSU and USC. She's currently working as a freelance 3D Generalist - Artist, Animator, Instructor - as well as focusing on her own tangible art

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Nicolas Cage Party - Los Angeles

Time for the show!

"The World's most intense and amazing Nicolas Cage art show will be coming to Los Angeles. Originating in San Francisco, the power of this show just couldn't be contained. With such an overwhelming response, we HAD to take this art event to Los Angeles.
What is the Nicolas Cage Party??
It is an art show that will be showcasing all original artwork of Nicolas Cage. We are taking submissions and we are looking for amazing, talented, interesting and off the wall interpretations of Nicolas Cage. 
This is going to be the most crazy underground art happening you will find in Los Angeles and it exclusively will be for one night only! So dont miss out! The media was all over the San Francisco show, including the Huffington Post and, so needless to say, this one is going to be BIG!"

Monday, July 14, 2014

Nicolas Cop-pola & The Knave Nic Brig

I finished The Viceroy with a few weeks left before The Nicolas Cage Party Los Angeles.  A friend suggested I should create a few more pieces  and I figured "why not?" So the next step was to think about what new Nic Cage ideas and personas to create.  I decided to simplify the technique for the new pieces, so The Viceroy was the main focus and the new pieces would be complimentary.  I ended up deciding to make a cop and a pirate version Nicolas Cage.  It's almost like I was creating a variation of the Village People. 

First, the cop.  I wanted to use the mug shot image from Raising Arizona and I thought it was humorous to turn that image into a cop, a bobby, a police officer.  An added bonus is the ability to play with Nicolas Cage's given name of Nicolas Coppola.

Nicolas Cop-pola
8"w x 11"h x .5"d
Mixed Media - charcoal, pastels, fabric, acrylic paint, metals, resin, on wood.

Next was the pirate.  After The Viceroy and the cop, I wasn't sure about the next persona, though I did want a long haired version.  I was doing a google search of Nicolas Cage images and movie posters and saw the poster for Zandalee (a movie I'm not familiar with).  I immediately thought a pirate would be the next piece I'd create.

The name "The Knave Nic Brig"  was a mixture of various searches, while talking with my roommate.  I tried going to pirate name generator websites for inspiration.  Many of the names had descriptions pegged on like " so-n-so the terrible," or "one-eyed so-n-so."  I liked the sound of "The Knave" and Brig is another word for "a place (as on a ship) for temporary confinement...."  Thank you Mariam-Webster.  So Brig was a good sea-worthy alternative name for Cage, thus The Knave Nic Brig was created.

The Knave Nic Brig
8"w x 10.75"h x .5"d
Mixed Media - charcoal, pastels, fabric, acrylic paint, metals, resin, on wood.

The art show is on Saturday and my excitement is growing.  The tickets have sold out and it's sounding like it'll be quite an entertaining evening.

They begin to talk about the Art Show around 3:30

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Compilation of 3D Modeling Work

Examples of 3D models I created for various professional projects.


Shot Breakdown:

Mastodon - The Hunter

IronMan & LG

Personal project - Art Comes to Life

H8 - Load - comic book female

UL Kinect Demo

Kraft - Triscuits Thin Crisps

Total Immersion in house project - Monster Me - Devil

Simon & Schuster - Wondla - Bijou blimp

Chick-fil-A - Hero Cows - Decibel

Disney's Amazing Spider-Man - Spider-Man AR Book - spiders modeled based on the Spider-Man logo, Spider-Man mask

Ebay fashion - cateye glasses, groucho glasses

Stelara - pharmaceutical chart

Restasis - pharmaceutical chart

Staples Center - JumboTron

CocaCola - Cowboys & Aliens - Speeder

Avatar - I modeled Dr. Grace's journal and a flag

Tic Tac - Strawberry Fields - modeled a strawberry, a saw blade, a dirt pit, and a 'creampoline' marshmallow-like item

In-Style - ornament

Umi - demo

Tic Tac - Sleeping man - I modeled the murphy bed and the man

Yahoo - Fancouver - various hats and an olympics-inspired medal