I was inspired by an old Robert Doisneau photo ‘Children of Place Hébert, Paris, 1957’ and had discovered that (Too-da-loo) may be derived from the french term - “à tout à l’heure" (see you later). Rather than a sending out a promotional mailer of recent commissioned work, I decided to create a story that is close to my heart and would hopefully connect with viewers in a more engaging way.
The illustrations are made of polymer clay, cardboard, wood, wire, plastic and found objects. These found objects were the deciding factors in the size of the puppets which then dictated the size of all other elements, making scale a pivotal component of the work. The objects take the pieces in different directions, it's not always within my complete control.
Chris Sickels, the creative force behind award-winning Red Nose Studio, creates a witty, intelligent world of endearing characters and intricate sets. His magical 3-D illustrations are built from a variety of materials, which includes anything within arms reach. His illustrations appear in advertising, magazines, books, newspapers, packaging, character development and animation.