Friday, February 17, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
So I have wanted to post photos of how I made the Nosferatu head prop for a while now. I made him towards the end of summer in 2015. He was one of my most ambitious projects I ever done and I was surprised at how well he turned out. If any one is interested in trying to make their own character head prop, vampire, human, or other creature, it is way easier than you think.
Artwork by Chris Westen
So there you go. I hope this helps. I am going to try the spray rubber technique again on more projects. Try it!
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Well the cats haven't knock down the tree like we thought. Last year, totally. Santa is going to be happy! It took a while to get everything set up. Work has been really tough these past few months. And the future is uncertain the next couple of years. I am deciding if I need to go back to school or something and get another degree in a more stable career. In the meantime, I am messing around in the garage building some props to help relax.
This is a dollar store skull I made into a door hanger a while back. I almost threw it away after Halloween during breaking down and storing everything but I love the screaming open mouth. I am turning it into a mummified alien . A Roswell or ancient alien kinda artifact. I love the show Ancient Aliens. One of my favorites. What you see is a coating of gorilla glue to get a grizzled texture before adding laytex.
I am also working on a Harry Potter-ish mummified goblin from a thrift store glitter skull find. Ears are from my old pirate captain skelly mask and a stick nose inspired by pumpkinrot. I am into goblins lately too after seeing some vintage Halloween prints with goblins. I was thinking of doing a goblin theme next Halloween maybe.