Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cake Business

So, Buddy and Co and I went to gladiator school in Rome. This happened.

Family dinner.

Look at my mom in the upper right, trying not to smile.

Dipping into ink.

Greetings!  I used to love doing ink wash stuff with limited color work, back about a four years ago, and thought I'd give that a shot again. Here's a real quick ink sketch on Arches cold press watercolor board, with gouache. Roughly 11"x14". I don't know. I didn't measure it. I'm already bored with it, so I guess it is finished. For sale, btw.  Check it out.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Skullman, Assemble!

Here we go, humans!  Putting the pieces together!  We're coming along nicely, here at the Command Center. All the bits are ready to be assembled, and I can't wait!  Check it!

Here we go.

Howdy, y'all!  Working on another piece (taking a break from that other one) and making a huge mess.  This one's going to end up being a bust! About two foot high or so.  Man do I love skeletons. This still needs a lot of work, but it's a lot of fun. Made from the leftover foam from the smilodon a few weeks ago.  It's full steam ahead here at the Command Center. Check it out!

It begins.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I paint my pants on one leg at a time.

Here we go. Work in progress.  About an hour and a half into painting. Not even close to finished yet.  Well, maybe close-ish, yeah?  Still need to do his bowtie and jacket and whatnot.  I had myself a good chuckle when I realized that there's a picture of me wearing almost exactly this outfit. Gotta track that one down.  Good stuff. So tired. Must sleep.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wedding Armadillo

This here was a fun one.  This was a groom's cake I did at work (Carlo's Bakery) that was really, pretty cool. The body is red velvet cake, coverd in modelling chocolate. The skin texture was achieved by using a mat with a cobblestone texture and rolling it on the sheeted chocolate. This one came together pretty quickly, and I thougt it was neat enough to share.  Enjoy!


Not really a monster, nor a work in progress, but I stopped by my parents' house today, and had almost forgotten that I'd even made this until I saw it. This was a gift to my Mom last year for her birthday. When I was a kid I was a dinosaur nut (still am, too) and my Mom used to pretend to have a favorite dinosaur so that we'd have something to talk about. For her birthday I wanted to make her something instead of buying a gift, so I dug back in the memory banks until I came up with Parasaurolophus, her favorite. Here it is, about five inches tall, sculpey over wire and aluminum on a wooden base. Check out the little trilobites and things that ring the bottom!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Har Har.

OK. Sculpting portion of the Har Har is complete. Next needs prime and paint. I decided to give him a heringbone jacket. Stupid idea. That meant I had to herringbone the WHOLE jacket. I really like his pocket square, though. How you like me now?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monster in Progress

So, a few weeks ago I spent the weekend with a pug who enjoys the nickname "Har Har," for the snorting noises she makes when she breathes.  This is because pugs are a congenital birth defect that we (we here meaning human beings) have purposely, selectively bred in otherwise perfectly healthy animals.  Anyhouse, I kept staring at this freak monster's sausage face, and was inspired.  I sculpted up a thing that was heavily influenced by this grotesque nugget's puss, and it turned into kind of a professor.  I'm tentatively giving this one the name Harvard Harrigan, in honor of the Har Har.  Work in Progress.  Sculpey over wire. Check it out!