Kate is back, trying again with red pencil. Fat lines are kinda working. I bought a bunch of markers and pencil to try out, But I think I like the red pencil best. For more sketches join/follow me.
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The day has come, halloween is here, and all this work is worth it. Gio has his afro cardboard frankenstein, Oscar is rocking a full cardboard Pokemon Charizard, Damien is welding a pair of custom cardboard katanas, and Alex is suited up as a cardboard bear.
This is a shot of the Bear at work, before the Costume contest, second place!
Don’t Shoot, I did not take the Picnic baskets and I am not a zombie.
We had such a great model, she made my job easy. Mona had great poses and locked it in for sets of 1, 3 5 10 and 15 minute.
I started with a red “Supracolor II soft made by Caran d’Ache“, (more) pencil, very soft , but I was alway able to find an edge and get tight when I wanted. At first, I went back and forth and, finally settled on red. The end results were more than I hoped for.
Pushing hard towards halloween, flowing with Cardboard and Hot Glue, here is a picture of the Bear Head. You can check out earlier pics here. I’m happy with the head, I will be starting the suit next. Worried about the paint job, cardboard nude or custom paintjob?
After halloween I will get back to the Clem Heads.
Adding lots of detail, looking for the feeling of fur.
I’ve never built a bear head before. but i have always wanted to build a large animal costume. Alex Feliciano, ” I might make it in time for halloween”. We will see.
I really like this view. I think about painting it and wonder how to go about it, I have lots of crazy sketches and this dog head from a few years back.
More ‘Clem Head’ doodles this weekend. I’m using lots of pink, coral and magenta it just keeps happening. I went to 1shot‘s web site (below) they have all the colors I need. I was worried… “How I’m gonna mix that color”.
I don’t know if i can go full plaid, maybe if I had this machine. I might try to replicate this ‘water transfer printing technique’ with one of the Clem heads, thin paint and a bucket.
Stole this off 1shot.com‘s site. I think I can find the colors I need.
Stay tuned for more ClemHead.
More doodles, more ideas, more fun
There are four more pages with this stamp of clem’s head, I will start rocking out the real thing after this weekend… Stay tuned and have a great weekend.
Yellow on green with purple and red detail.
I’m going to find my old 3D glasses when i get home and see what happens.
I will be working on this over the weekend, If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below.
This is where I’m at, as of last night. Tonight will be a coin flip sleep or ears.
Starting with some basic shapes i’m worked the muzzle and eyes in, I built some shoulder pads (not pictured) and plan on mounting this to them.
Here is Gio modeling it, ears and paws are next… stay tuned.
Preparing for NEW Clem Dog Head paintings. Lots of ideas (Mexican wrestler, circulatory system, plaids, patterns, and or scale style masks). I though lots of sketches would be a good idea. So I cut a stamp out of this block.
I need to get myself a press, Does anyone have a press they would like to trade for art work?
Drawing now starting to cut a new linoleum block, this is going to be fun.
I think that will do it, Now for some ink. I have no black, just brown.
Brown ink, now for some hand pressing.
Murph stopped by yesterday He added the red one to his collection, then set me this picture. He now owns three dog heads, more info about them here. Seven heads were cast in the first run, Five have been painted, one is in LA, one is in my living room and Murph has the rest. Congratulations!
From Murph’s instagram:
mowsecafe Drooling over the latest addition to my art collection. Here we have sculptures of the wee doggie Clem (red version is the new one). Was lucky enough to spend some time with the artist and found we had some real parallels in our history, while both being very different. I’m often captivated by other artists and how they operate and manage their workflow. Work by Alex F. The short of it is, that, I’m an artist as well as a collector. If I can afford to collect and support artists; there’s no doubt, that you can too!!
Murph is a painter and collector, check out this FB and keep up with his instagram
The act of discovery is something that set the senses a tingle. While I was digging through old sketchbooks for inspiration, and came across this ink drawing it’s 3.5″x5″. I’m going to use it for painting number two, working title: Findings. I hope I can keep the spirit of the drawing in the new painting. I used the attitude in a quick sketch for the painting, The canvas is oriented in portrait and slightly larger. I’m trimming some of the negative space, I hope this doesn’t kill the mood that makes the ink sketch special.Digging the toes on the left. This sketch has a lot of new elements and is different than the small original but i think it will still work.
Putting down some line work, finding the spacing and working out the feet.