Phillip Valdez

The rumblings of my imagination all constructed out of paper.

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Almost finished with my Holy Roman Iron Knight. I thought it would be fun to put him in a Regiment going off to fight Saladin in the 2nd Crusades. Still have to add some filigree to his boots as well as finish up his Rose Window. Photo courtesy of Getty thru the Metro.UK

visioluxus:

Demon II

Model: Ophelia Darkly

H/MUA: thebirdbones

Suspiria Gown: kambriel

Amazing headdress made by my amazing husband, phillipvaldez, out of paper, paint and glue, with chain accents. Repainted with gloss black and a red interior for this shoot.

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My headdress portrayed thru my wife’s camera.

Iron Knight of the Holy Order.

This soldier is a response to my Colossus of Hattin. I envisioned the Holy Roman Empire building their own steampunk version. Rather than a knights helmet at the head, I thought a spire would be more astounding with a Rose Window for the eye. The pauldron is a cross from fantasy and something I saw on German armor. I just finished the legs and will have images of that soon.

Awards for our City League Basketball Team

Our team is at the bottom…..but that didnt stop us from having a good time. I created awards to honor our players with their unique talents and skills as well as dust off my cartooning skills. Funny how everybody knew who each award was going to before I read off the names.

Hopefully we can get a better record next year.

visioluxus:

Horned Beetle

Model: Sister Thyme

Mask: Phillip Valdez

Product shots of the amazing beetle mask my husband made for me. It’s definitely one of those things you have to see in person, and I suppose it’s not technically a mask since the wearer can’t see through it.

Constructed out of hand cut paper, paint and glue. I’m trying to convince him to do a series of insects but he is not listening to me, even though I keep showing him photos of really amazing and strange bugs. I can’t really complain though, because you should see what he made me next! Pic coming soonish.

I will work on some more bug masks……but I have a robot to finish first

Napoleonic Dragoon Mechanized Soldier under Construction.

After watching Sleepy Hollow and being inspired, I did some research and decided to instead create something a little later in history. I really liked the Dragoon soldiers with their coats and helmets the most. I do have a robot head with Tri-corn hat that still needs a body…….but that will have to wait.

visioluxus:

The Star, 2004
Mask by Phillip Valdez

Ha! I look back and see several things that I should have done better. Elisa and I have talked about remaking this mask……………..we’ll see. 

visioluxus:

The Star, 2004

Mask by Phillip Valdez

Ha! I look back and see several things that I should have done better. Elisa and I have talked about remaking this mask……………..we’ll see. 

The mask that didn’t make it. It was looking too flame like to match my filigree back piece.

Maleficent Mardi Gras inspired mask.

I created this after I saw some pics of Angelina Jolie in her Maleficent make up and was inspired. The model is Cara White and the photographer is Visioluxus (my wife). There are more glamour pics, I just have to wait for them. Enjoy.

Finished Victorian Rhino Beetle Mask.

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.