Monday, November 29, 2010

AVALANCHE!

I was watching the documentary TV series "Raging Planet" which is about natural disasters, and while watching the one about avalanches it occurred to me, of all the natural disaster pictures/drawings/paintings I've made over the years i've never made one of an avalanche. I decided to change that so i made this piece while watching the show. I made it movie poster style with various images i found online.


While watching the documentary, an avalanche survivor actually said the phrase "I never knew anything so white could be so black." I stopped feeling sorry for him...

Reusing photos :)

I took this photo of myself to make my logo image, then i used it again recently to make the Vampire picture. I think this is the first time I've used the same photo of myself to make more than one artwork. I think I should do this more often since it saves time...now I sound lazy lol
Original

Logo

Vampire Diaries


Sunday, November 7, 2010

New Painting

No name yet...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween Costume Completed!

Here's the final result!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween Makeup Test #2

Another full makeup trial for Halloween, this time with the headband. I'm going to do things a little different though for the actual makeup...

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Painting: Siphon

Just finished today. Background painted by my best friend/partner in crime Scott, the foreground by yours truly.

Wound test

I bought some new stuff online to create wounds. It's called Pros-Aide which is used like liquid latex but it's much stronger. I tried it out in my wound molds but they stuck and wouldn't come out. i ended up using a latex wound and applying it with the new adhesive. It came out okay and it stuck pretty well. We'll see what happens when I try it out some more.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Galvanize


Another in the NeonBlack series of paintings created by me and my best friend Scott. you can see the others here: http://maddartist83.deviantart.com/gallery/#Series-and-Projects

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wound Test

Tried making a wound with Ben Nye's gelatin wound kit in a mold. It came out okay and blended into the skin nicely but the gelatin is so soft it was hard to paint. It's also very fragile so i don't know how effective it will be on a costume, maybe just for film.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Quick Makeup Sketch

I drew this on my break at work today, just a quick idea for my Halloween makeup.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mass Effect Artwork; Before & After

This is an illustration i made for my boyfriend for his birthday. It is a pen drawing I colored in Photoshop. Here you can see the original pen drawing compared to the finished work.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

This painting...

I added a coat of black to the one with wood and cloth from my earlier post then I dry-brushed gold over it and gold splatters. Not sure what to do with it yet, or if it's finished.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

First attempt at burn scars

This was my first attempt at creating scarring from burns using my Ben Nye Scar Gel on Scott's face. I'm not too satisfied with the results so I will experiment with different materials next time.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Paintings in Process

Here are a couple of my in process paintings. They are going to be part of my ArtForSharks series of shark related artwork which I plan to sell and then donate a percentage of the earnings to the Sea Shepherd's Shark Defense Campaign. The first one on the left is a framed cork-board covered in strips of newspaper stuck on with wallpaper paste and has a thin layer of white painted over. The middle is three small wooden squares glued together and wrapped in fabric. The one on the right is a shelf with a wood texture painted on and a thin layer of blotchy green and blue. I don't have any definite ideas for these yet so we'll see what happens. 
you can see the completed ArtForSharks paintings >HERE< (they're the first few displayed)

Halloween Makeup Test #1

Here is the first full face makeup with contacts for my Halloween costume. I plan on being a zombie tennis player which will include a headband so i didn't add much detail on the forehead since it will be covered. Hopefully I can get a hold of a broken tennis racket as well.