And goodnight everybody. Happy Halloween. I will leave you with an appropriate print I did in the spring of a skull (I made them in rainbow colors :D). Yay art.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I had an awesome teacher for my art history minor in college that was really, really into the occult. She had a collection of fine art which included all sorts of creepy things like original Goya prints. And she brought them into class for us to look at close up. Best time of my life, taking all those art history courses with her.
Anyhow, Goya. Poor, mad bugger. He has plenty of saner work with portraits and whatnot but what really interests me is his dark art work.
Er, anyway I was asking my mother if she'd ever read The Monkey's Paw (assuming she had because it's been referenced to and parodied since it's conception)and she hadn't!! So who else has never heard of it?
Your in luck because here it is online: The Monkeys Paw
It's a really short read but very, very good. Thank me for broadening your horizons.
Squidbiscuit is one of those artist I happily stumbled across trolling deviantart a while ago and I am really, really fascinated by her art style. I really love it. She should consider either making a comic or an art book because I'd buy both. Okay, back to halloween stuff.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
These scenes are from the last panel depicting Hell. He really is the first fantasy artist. Painted in the sixteenth century, I really have to wonder what was going through his head? How did he come up with these fantastical creatures? So bizarre, so imaginative, so awesome.
Even though he was trying to scare the crap out of sinners to behave he came up with one of the most amazing works of art, ever.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Oh, did you think you were going to sleep well tonight? Look what lives in my extra bedroom, HAHAHA!! Actually, this is one of my prized posessions. Yes it's creepy as all getout but look at those freaking details!!! Such a delicate face with tiny, tiny lips and teeth. Delicate little hands, silk kimono, ect. ect. It's really amazingly beautiful. I love that doll. But I won't let it live in my room.
This is my first try at wire and plaster sculpture; the plague mask. Granted there are a few kinks but it was a fun learning experience. I would actually like to make a few more maybe to sell at the next Steampunk Expo or maybe on Etsy. Plaster is surprisingly expensive but I found a pretty decent priced roll from ebay, wire from Home Depot, the black lenses are from an old pair of sunglasses I bought at Savers and everything else was just good old hands on sculpting. The picture is from a Medieval representation of Death and the paint is acrylic.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Side project for sculpture class part ONE because I'm an over achiever and actually did three masks in all but the plague doctor masks are still being painted. This was actually a lot of fun. Found the paper skull mask at Michaels and had everything else in my room o' STUFF. Spent one morning painting the details and then it was just a matter of hot glue and plastic flowers. Really like how it turned out.