Brother Thomas Film
The image above is composited from an actual bead dragonfly ornament that I created when I sculpted the original Br. Thomas makette.
There’s something about the properties of glass beads that enhance the jewel-like quality of the dragonfly while still allowing his character to come through. Trying to animate him is a completely different matter. This is where Computer Graphics (CG) come in.
The images below help to map out the transition from glass and porcelain to computer graphics. CG Artist Jeff Morice has done a fantastic job of bridging the two media seamlessly.