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Bear head turns into Bear suit.

Alex Felicano in Cardboard bear costume

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.
Alex, Gio, Damien and Oscar Dressed up for halloween 2016

This is a shot of the Bear at work, before the Costume contest, second place!

costume of a bear made out of cardboard

Don’t Shoot, I did not take the Picnic baskets and I am not a zombie.

Kurt pointing a gun at Alex Feliciano in Cardboard bear costume

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

Sketching from life at Studio in Alpharetta.

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.Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
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Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
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Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
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Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano
Drawing of a woman, 1 min, on oct 27, 2016, by Alex Feliciano

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Bear Head

A cardboard Bear Head, of the left side built Alex Feliciano

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.
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Adding lots of detail, looking for the feeling of fur.

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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.

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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.

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Doodling the next few ideas for the ‘Clem Head’

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”. love child, Clem head doodle

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.

Plaid on plaid Clem head doodle

Stole this off 1shot.com‘s site. I think I can find the colors I need.

130L Primrose Yellow
132L Lemon Yellow
134L Chrome Yellow
191L Imitation Gold
124L Orange
100L Vermillion
104L Bright Red
102L Fire Red
108L Maroon
106L Kool Crimson
168L Salmon Pink
120L Coral
164L Dark Magenta
163L Magenta
165L Rubine Red
160L Violet
162L Purple
161L Proper Purple
156L Brilliant Blue
158L Dark Blue
155L Reflex Blue
152L Light Blue
153L Process Blue
154L Peacock Blue
157L Kansas City Teal
150L Blue Green
149L Aqua
151L Robin Egg Blue
148L Dark Green
144L Medium Green
142L Emerald Green
143L Process Green
141L Sublime Green
195L Medium Gray
115L Dark Brown
114L Medium Brown
117L Tan
118L Chamois
116L Ivory
103L Polar White
101L Lettering White
199L Lettering Black
109L Metallic Gold
111L Metallic Brass
193L Metallic Silver
110L Metallic Copper

 

Stay tuned for more ClemHead.

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Doodling for the ‘Clem Head’

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.
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Yellow on green with purple and red detail.

3D sketch for Clem's head painting.

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.

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More heads and cardboard

Making costumes for Halloween! We have started early this year. All cardboard and maybe some paint this year. Yes it’s a giant animal head.
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This is where I’m at, as of last night. Tonight will be a coin flip sleep or ears.

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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.

 
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Here is Gio modeling it, ears and paws are next… stay tuned.

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Preparing to design more ‘Clem Heads’

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?

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Drawing now starting to cut a new linoleum block, this is going to be fun.

 

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It took too long to find my knives. Everything came back to me once I had them in my hand.

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I think that will do it, Now for some ink. I have no black, just brown.


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Brown ink, now for some hand pressing.

 

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Filled 20 pages with this dog head, now to plan out the next two Clem Heads. Clem is loving all the attention.
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‘Can’t wait till I have a full dog sled team!’

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

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Painting number two, “Findings”, digging into the archives for new painting.

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. img_3899-1 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.img_3900-1Digging 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.

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Preparing a canvas with some fun design work. When I have a canvas that has some work on it, it feels less intimidating. I plays better with my ideas than a scary blank canvas.img_3902

Putting down some line work, finding the spacing and working out the feet.