This is my very first attempt at resin casting. I just had to choose a really complicated subject! It's too expensive to mail order much for supplies, so I tried the bathroom caulking type of silicone for the mould. It required mixing it with white gas so all in all it was a pretty toxic process! But COOL!
The jaw opens and the hinge is cut from a corrugated plastic NDP election sign (they did not win!). It pulls closed by black spandex attached to head and jaw.
I won the Halloween costume contest at the bar!
Sculpting is heavenly. This guy is made with Form-it clay, but it's way too soft. I didn't have any idea what it was going to look like when I started. After lots of pain I figured out to make the horns and teeth from baked Sculpey.
I followed the methods used in this three part tutorial from Stiltbeast Studios for making a silicone caulk mold. For the jaw and teeth I used the soapy water method. Youtube is pretty cool for learning how to do weird things!
For some reason Blogger decided to re-post this ancient drawing. I've always liked it, so what the heck. 2007 I think. It was my second gig in the animation biz. I was doing board pulls at Studio B in Vancouver on Ricky Sprocket. I was having a blast drawing on a Cintiq for the first time.
Leather mask made for a 2014 festival rave party thing called Motion Notion, located in the stunning Beaverfoot valley near Golden, BC. I think it's made with 5 oz leather, which is too thin. It doesn't keep its shape as well as I would like. It's rather floppy.
Less than two years after making it, the purple stain is fading. The blue looked strange from the beginning. I'm not impressed with Eco Flo! --2018 Updated paint job!
It almost had horns.
Here's a nice little film about Motion Notion 2015, check out the scenery. I live here!