Sunday, July 16, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Here's the final skull I made! Tho not fancy and accurate. I'm happy with it. Paperclay is fun to work with. Working in small sections that dry in a couple of hours made it easy when you have troublesome cats in the house. I could bring it in my car and work on it at lunch breaks without ruining previous sculpting unlike regular clay. I still want to make a mold of it so I can have copies and plaster and resin.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
So for a while now, I wanted to sculpt my own skull. Something I can use for my haunt. I'm not going for ultra realistic, but a more stylized version. Kinda like a Disney Randottie skull. That way if it sucks I can just say "it's art!"
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Made these a couple of years ago. Dug them out since it's Easter. When I see giant eggs, I always think of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers movies, and pod people. Don't know why. I'm guess I'm fascinated with the notion of plants absorbing you in your sleep and turning into an alien copy of yourself.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Been tidying up the garage and realized I need to show some things I completed and others that I'm working on. Some indoor seasonal decorations, haunt props, and some ideas I wanted to try. I am trying to make a commitment to work on something daily or at least weekly to keep the creative skills sharp. I keep a sketchbook and supplies in the truck so I can work on things at lunch breaks too. It definitely makes the day go buy faster and I feel accomplished at the end of the day.
|Devil skull. Michael's foam skull|
|Mummified Goblin heads. Goodwill found glitter skulls, gorilla glue, wood, latex|
|Witch hand, Hand of Glory, Mummy hand. The witch hand was a Michael's prop, Mummy hand on the right was an old prop made years ago out of hot glue and sculpey clay|
|Made from plastic skelly hand, clay, and latex. Inspired from Dave Lowe.|
|Mummy head carved from foam head|
|Corpse heads with stick noses. Inspired by Pumpkinrot's bucket witch, these were old yard haunt props I spruced up.|
|Prototypes and experimenting. Ancient alien artifacts and alien fetus mummies/homunculus creatures.|
Thursday, March 9, 2017
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!