My husband (well, his back anyway) is on the cover of another book. I like to imagine him inhabiting the characters in the novels, this one looks like it’s going to be a rough one. He’s been a spy, cop, CIA, FBI, a washed up writer, alcoholic,detective, and lots of other things. He’s been on the run and shot at quite a bit. Poor husband! This is the UK cover.
Elisa and I are starting a new series based on beetles and other insects. This first one is a Hercules Beetle. I’ve posted my idea-then some of the bug parts (the two wings and the head piece). The group shot also includes the body carapace(the final design has the model’s face covered), the head piece, one wing cover and the legs. The mask is in the corner. The last two are the faux finishes with the enamel treatment in progress. Working on the wings and the legs-will post soon.
I won’t be working on the edits for a while since I have other work that needs to be done first, but I thought a sneak preview of the shoot would be nice. Again,the model’s hair just happened to be the same color as the tentacles without my knowledge. My lovely assistant Phillip is featured wrangling the tentacles, Erika Moen as the the beautiful canvas.
I made these several years ago for the 4th of July. The two planes are bottle rockets, Godzilla has a mini Roman Candle in his mouth (and the buildings are rigged to blow), Wiley E Coyote is self explanatory (as the Rocketeer). The Carousel is mounted on a fence spinner thing and the outhouse is rigged with a smoke bomb and some fire crackers (a nice self portrait of me going to the can). None survived.