Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Ties That Bind

Here is my newest and largest diorama to date. It's based off a crazy night the first time I tried VR and had finally had fun again after two months of crying everyday after Evan died. It's way better in person. Please still come to my art shows. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Prop Based Characters

I'm getting less burnt out on making straight up characters all the time by having characters that require elaborate props.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Finally finished the second diorama in series I'm working on that I've been chipping away at since last winter. Stop motion animation coming soon. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Plant Together//Die Together - Stop Motion Animation

Here is the accompanying stop motion animation to my diorama in the previous post.

Plant Together//Die Together from Toby Pikelin on Vimeo.

 It is meant to be watched on this adorable little television box:

I also made this even more adorable TV box for my diorama from a couple of years ago, ''It's a Big Thing''.  

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Plant Together, Die Together

Finally, the first piece of my thesis project is done. It's been a long road. Stop motion animation to come.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

In Progress...

This winter I've been very slowly working on the first in a series of miniature diorama type scenes with figures that can be stop motion animated for my thesis project. The brief description is that it is an embellished surreal-like depiction of this one time at at tree planting camp. This is all I have to show for myself so far:

Clown Troll

X-Mas Troll

Naked Troll

Troll Troll

Turd Burglar Troll

Goth Troll

Roller Bladder with Dog