My new piece has been featured on horrbid.com. This happened a couple of weeks ago, but haven't been able to post so here it is.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Here is a quick sculpture of tiny from killer klowns from outer space. I am trying to get his likeness and am planning on making an oversized mask of this character. I am going to use real hair and real fabric for the collar. I am also planning on making him pop up out of pizza boxes to duplicate one scene in the movie.
Here is another small maquette i made during a figure drawing session which i believe will be a cool mask.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Here is some pics of my custom sam piece i did for a collector. We are both very happy with it. He wanted shoulders so it was more than a head on a stick and here is what we both settled on. Enjoy.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Here is my new sam mask display bust from the new Trick r Treat movie. He is a latex collectors display piece that will be made into a mask and a foam filled display bust. I am limiting my run to only 20 copies. Right now i only have 17 left. I have more info on the hma forum. Check it out and tell me what you think.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
On halloween i drove up to new jersey to visit the chiller theatre horror convention. This is one of the biggest shows that has been around for years. This year it was packed. There were a lot of great vendors and some really interesting work. I did not have a table for this one, but will try to do it next year. Here are some pics it took while at the con.
These are airbrush works on canvas by Mike Turso my favorite paintings at the show.
Ric Frane is another artist that has amazing works. He paints with oils and is located in wilmington, DE. Not to far from me. He owns his own frame shop and has a gallery.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I attended the drawathon at DCAD this past saturday and here is what i got. There was a few models there to draw from and the gallery was open from 9 to 9. I started early and stayed until around 7. With this piece i started off with one model and as i moved around and the models shifted i started doing new faces incorporating them into the piece.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I have worked on my sam creature bust further and here are some images. I am still working on the mouth, the neck area, and i am trying to figure out what to do with the base. I am also working on completing resin teeth for this character.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Here are in progress pics of a new sculpture i am working on. This is the character sam from the finally released Trick R Treat movie. I am planning on casting this piece in a thick latex, painting it and then making a real burlap mask with buttons to go over it.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here is a new creature design, this one is interesting i think if i work out the small issues i can turn this into a nice sculpture.
I have a few ideas in mind for some new works. I am going to try to get some good designs together and start making a new line of collectible masks. Thats my plan for the next couple months. Will post when i get things finished.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Horrorfind weekend is coming up fast. Sept. 25-27. I will have a table at this show in hunt valley, MD and i will have a couple new works with me. I am hoping to meet some new people and more contacts. If your in the area or interested check out there website,http://www.horrorfindweekend.com/,it should be a lot of fun.
Here is my new sculpture that i will be turning into a mask.
Here is a breakdown of my process for setting up my molds. I believe that everyone should learn from everybody and adapt it into your own way of doing things. For molding i have learned from mark alfreys videos, jordu schells video, and john browns video. I have taken what works for me from each one and here is how i do it.First i use foamcore to make a wall close to the sculpture. With laying it on its back i dont make as much of a mess and i dont waste plaster. Just making a mold wall and doing the back half first the plaster drips a lot and doesn't pile up as much on the sculpture. By doing it this way the plaster that drips off drips into the mold wall which i have pictured later. For the back of the head i lay it on some clay wrapped in plastic wrap so the back of the sculpture does not get damaged. I have foamcore strips standing up for support and planks across to hold the clay wall. Everything is put together with hot glue.
This picture shows how if i need extra support in a area how i use small triangles to strenghen the wall.
Here i have made the clay wall on top of the foam and around the outside where i want the wall to stop i have made a clay wall. Here you can see how when the plaster drips off the face it will not be wasted and the wall of the mold can be made thicker much easier.
The next steps i did not get to take a picture of, but what i do is i mix up the plaster and do two coats. One detail coat and one with burlap for strength. Then turning the mold over i put vaseling on the plaster wall to make sure the mold comes apart and do the same to the other side.