Thursday, August 26, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I have just returned from an absolutely amazing workshop. The Spirit Gallery in New London, Connecticut was host to Hollywood creature creator Jordu Schell.
The week was filled with a lecture, demonstration, great stories and hands-on help by Mr. Schell. Each student created a full size character head which we then molded and cast in latex. We also created creature maquettes.
I met a lot of great artists who are also just great people.
Early progress photos of my character
Final clay sculpt before casting
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I am currently focusing on realizing some of my painted designs in sculptural forms.
I decided to start with the spiral skull creature from my painting entitled Extension. Some of you may recognize it as part of my "Skull-Bowl" series or from my blog avatar. This image has received a strong response, making it the logical choice to start my sculpture series with.
Here is a little bit about my process.
This is the clay in its early stages. I am using Chavant NSP, which I softened with a lamp to begin forming the large masses. While I did refer to my original design from the painting, I made some changes to the proportions. These subtle alterations to the form made the structures more unified in the physical form.
Here is a photo of the prepared mold form. Getting ready to pour in the latex compound.
This is a comparison shot. Some of the detail on each casting must be refined with an Xacto knife before painting. The final finished pieces capture every nuance of the original sculpture and each facet is enhanced by the "natural bone" or "bronze tone" finishes.
Available in two finishes:
Also included will be a custom sculpted frame in the works.
Please specify your choice of color when ordering.
Shipping & handling are not included in prices. I do accept PayPal.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
In 2007 I was extremely fortunate to visit The Fazetta Museum
and meet Ellie and Frank.
Their personalities were as captivating as the art.
I feel honored to have been in their presence.
Hope you enjoy these photos which capture some of his vibrance.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Writer Patrick McEvoy; Pronto Comics, and myself at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art MoCCA Art Festival this weekend.
I've done two covers for Patrick's short stories in the Divergences anthology.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Venturing into the third dimension.
Painted resin 2in. x 1.75in (5.1cm x 4.4) display stand included
Monday, March 1, 2010
I have created the cover for a new web comic
written and illustrated by Aaron Watts.
The story is called of Inkazimulo.
The comic is in the March competition on zudacomics.com.Visitors to the site vote on the story they like best (you can only vote once!). You have to sign up on the site to vote. Registration is simple (username, first/last name, email addy, birthdate).
The story with the most votes wins the contest at the end of the month.
The winner gets a one-year contract to make a page a week to add to the story.
Please tell everyone you know and vote for The Fall of Inkazimulo!!!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
My new weapon of choice;