Thursday, 22 September 2011


Now that I'm settled with a pleasing number of posts, I'm gonna try and do just one post a week. I'll try and make them nice and phat though.

So I'll post my dinosaur mask today.

The mask is based on a minataurasaurus. A member of the ankylosaurus family, in which only a single fossilized skull exists. Which is perfect, because now, in a way, it's a complete costume.

A lot of creativity had to be used to figure out the placement and proportions of things. The nose had to be shrunk, and the eyes moved forward, as well as the lower spikes. The way I thought of it, I could either have them coming off the back of my head, or just a little further back from the eye. Both are accurate, but I figured the latter looked better.

The mask is paper-mache, with crumpled thin cardboard (like cereal box material) for the bony forehead.  The skin is textured wall paper glued on over top.

Kraft glue was smooth over the horns in layers to work out the wrinkles and rough textures.
Of course, next was the paint, which was pretty easy since all it takes to look good is a little dry brushing.

One thing I would do differently, is make it a bit more spacious. It's really snug and doesn't fit many other people.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Ten minute Tiki

Okay, maybe not ten minutes, but surely no more than a half hour.

One size fits all, and you look awesome.
I was running out of time to put together a quick costume, so I cut some shapes out of cardboard, glued them together with a glue gun, and then added some wig hair on top for effect (left over from my failed first attempt at a baboon mask).
Some cardboard wraps around the back of the head and over the top. With more time it could've been spruced up with paints, some feathers, or maybe some actual research on Tiki masks.
Of course, then it wouldn't be a Ten-minute-Tiki

Wednesday, 14 September 2011


I finally put my Rom Commercial on youtube.
So now you can find it there, or at least, you're supposed to be able to. No longer does everyone have to go on my facebook to view this!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Amphibious Colour

I've been working on a comic book in the style of old early 90's cartoons. Green skinned heroes fighting mutants and anthropomorphic animals while surrounded by lasers, robots and radio activity. Also everything is messy and brightly coloured. You know; Ninja Turtles, Toxic Crusaders, Swamp Thing, Bucky O'Hare, and all that jazz.
So Here's amphibious Wick.

Old picture, But I just finished colouring it in photoshop, so that's new.

It's the first time I've coloured with photoshop in about 8 years give or take. Good news is I'm finding it way more enjoyable than Pencil crayons, or paint. Both will continue to be the bane of my existence. Also, swapping colours is awesome.
Here's a palette swap as suggested by Tara Epp

Monday, 12 September 2011


Sweet sexy new blog. I'll be hosting a lot of old stuff with some new stuff to fill it out a bit- give it some heft. Otherwise, I don't know if I pump out enough to justify this to myself.
This will be a way to keep a record of my films, props/costumes, music and art.
To start off, I'll post some of the latter.

Chimps are cool.