Posts tagged "paper mask"
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.
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.
Finally got to work on my Hercules Beetle Mask. The whole mask will be gilded gold with both black and jade enamel. I still have to work on the wings and attach the bug parts.
New Mask on the Horizon.
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.
Commission I did for author Heather Shafeddin promoting her newest book: Damaged Goods. The 1971 Charger is completely made of paper, except the windshield. Came out pretty good.
Wanted to show this again (here you go Chris). Created for a Halloween Party for a friend.
My wife and I are restarting the Tarot series now that both of us have evolved in our artistic execution. I will make the masks with my style of Victorian filigree and she will photograph them. I am REALLY excited.
Here are some sketches for the first mask:Sun. I also uploaded a pic of my devil mask to show how the sun may be painted to look (more gold though….). We are going to create the 22 major arcana………phew! Well, here we go……….
The start of a bridal veil…….then we went in a different direction.
Took a break from the Victorian Airship to do this commission. I created 2 masks for a wedding reception that was held at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. I will have actual pictures of the event later. Enjoy these pictures that Elisa took of them.