December 14, 2019

Styraccosaurus Bust

Styraccosaurus Head sculpted in Chavant medium with inadequate reference.
My first attempt at surface texture. Much to learn yet!

December 13, 2019

Halloween Skull Freak 2019!

My crazy skull mask. It was lots of frickin work! It turned out nothing like my original intention. I learned a tonne and feel frustrated that I don't get to do things like that every day.

Resin cast skull, burlap, panty hose to black out the eyes and nose, acrylic teeth for dentures, pig ribs, rusty nails dug up from my garden and turkey feet!
Who wouldn't want all that on their face?
The mask is surprisingly comfortable to wear.

For the arms I painted Burma Rubber co latex onto opera gloves and coloured with brown.

Shoulder armor made from leather with fake fur.

I think I did a pretty crappy job sculpting the skull, but once all the crap was glued on, it distracted from the inaccuracies.

Life Drawing in my own town!


Life Drawing in Vancouver

I did some life drawing at Basic Inquiry in Vancouver a few months back. I only had an H pencil and my 11"x14" sketchbook with me.  Bad photos taken in a dark room. Oh well if I don't get this done tonight I'll probably never do it.
Here's a few:


March 27, 2019

Youtube Lifedrawing...better than a kick in the head.

I stayed home and drew aaaaaaaalllllll day long. Can't remember the last time that happened. It culminated with this little life drawing that came out so easily. My anatomy understanding isn't quite as rusty as I thought. I haden't used my Cintiq for a long time either. Pretty enjoyable, though my back is tense as hell now.

Youtube life drawing, for desperate people isolated in the middle of nowhere. I copied from the video below, from a small image on a small screen.  The Russian method (constuction and observation)....oh that's for me! I wish I could go to the Repin Academy and really learn.