Sunday, September 20, 2009

Horrorfind weekend-new mask

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,,it should be a lot of fun.

Here is my new sculpture that i will be turning into a mask.

Clown mold

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.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New mask for sale

My new alien creature mask is currently for sale at my online store.

New clown sculpture

Here is a new sculpture i am currently working on. It is going to be an evil clown character.

Painting a halloween mask

Here is a new alien mask i finished painting. I took some pictures along the way.
Here is the finished sculpt of my alien character.
My first step was a base coat of blue, then i did a noodling pattern with a darker blue shown above.
Next i did the same with a violet. With every new color i use i do the noodling and then go in and add shadows and more depth to the features.
Here are a few more images
The next step is to do a tight noodling of white over the entire mask. (Sorry i forgot to get a detail shot after i painted this step.)
Below are finished images of my new mask. The last steps are to take the original blue color used as a base coat and put a thin layer over my white layer to give transparency to the skin.
I put a clear coat over the whole mask, then for painting the eyes i did a base of yellow and used a brush to add the red veining to the sides. I airbrushed the pupils black and outlined with white. The final touch was to add five minute epoxy to the eyes, nose, and mouth. The five minute epoxy will make the eyes look wet and alive.

Monday, September 7, 2009

New airbrush painting

Some new creature sketches

Here is a new airbrush painting i just finished based off a sketch.

These are some new ideas i have come up with recently. I have been busy lately between two jobs and i am trying to get things done for the show. I will be in maryland at the horrorfind weekend show september 25th-27th. I will be uploading a some pics from painting a mask soon from my new alien mask. I am also hoping to get a couple more masks sculpted before the show. I will post as soon as i get more stuff finished. Thanks for viewing.