Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Demons in Ugly Christmas Sweaters 2015.

I did a round of these last year, and at the very last minute decided to do another round this year. I wanted to keep the set small so I could make sure I had them done before Christmas. I think next year I'll plan ahead since this might be the closest thing I actually have to a Christmas tradition.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Karaka Demon photo shoot.

After finishing up one of the last shoots for the photo set Demons in Ugly Christmas Sweater, we went for a wander about Charlottetown to get some more shots.

I had this overall designed planned out for months for another shoot, but it never happened so it seemed the best time to just finally use it.

I had these horns from another shoot and decided I wasn't quite through using them just yet.

And one last sad looking picture mid the makeup removal process.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Xim Daj Demon

I did a quick shoot a week or so ago, the main part of the shoot was another round of "Demons in Ugly Christmas Sweaters". We went for a quick wander to a nearby park to get some shots of the makeup without the distraction of an ugly sweater.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Tribal Cthulhu Wall Hanging.

This was one of those pieces I made more or less just for fun.I've done a few different "cultural Cthulhu" and wanted to try something a little different than just a sculpture that sits on a shelf. I thought about making an actual mask, but the size and proportions didn't feel right - so I settled on a flat piece, very simple in overall shape, that would just hang on the wall.

The final piece is made from Smooth-On's Free Form Air Epoxy, it's a 2 part dough. The mould is just a large flat piece, silicone of course, and the dough is just pressed into it. I had some experience doing this in the past and noticed that while it works really well, it's not always perfect. I wanted it to look like wood and be a little worn looking, so this method allows for a certain amount of random defects and deformities and once cure it actually feels like a dried chunk of wood.

Painting them is a bit of a pain in the ass, but I don't intend to make too many of them. This was done for myself, but it's a reusable mould, so I'm doing a very limited run of only 10 of them for online sale, at $40 each.I'm not making a huge profit off this piece, but it recoups the cost of making it in the first place and my time for making each one.

It's about 10"x10", weighs next to nothing and comes with a hanging wire already attached. I've only got 2 ready to go at the time I'm writing this, I'll probably make new ones early next year.