Finally finished the mask. Here is some Point-n-Shoot images- Visioluxus (my wife) should be shooting with a model soon and I will have better images to share. It’s all paper with a faux gold and enamel finish. You can scroll back to see some detail work of go to my blogspot account and look there.
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 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.
This year’s Christmas card that I created for the owners of my work. Each year, our department creates a card that everyone signs (about 1000 employees) and presents it at our annual Xmas party. The book measures 9x12 and as thick as any other pop-up book. This is the 4th Xmas pop-up card I created, but the first with my cartoons. Check out the rest on my Flickr page HERE