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!
It almost had horns.
Here's a nice little film about Motion Notion 2015, check out the scenery. I live here!