Saturday, July 14, 2012

Does this head make my ears look big?

Made progress on zombie.

Attached jaw - added ears and details. Ears are paperclay over cardboard. Sculpted the face to emphasize that his lips are gone!

Sawed off the back of the skull to facilitate adding the eyeballs when the time comes. My son said I ought to make the irises red. Not a bad idea, but let him make his own darn zombie and give it red eyes; this one's mine!

 A tooth fell out and I decided it looked better without it. It seems to me that a lot of art must happen that way: a "mistake" or "accident" happens, sending the art in a new direction which ends up being better than the original conception.

Don't be afraid to make mistakes; who knows what you may come up with!

Dead - and loving it!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Progress on zombie hands. Paper, cardboard and masking tape awaiting paper mache.

Being modeled on my own hands they're life-size - so to speak.

Different poses for each hand: symmetry is boring!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Project Zombie

No monster blog would be complete without a zombie! Here are some pics of my re-animated corpse project.

 Starting with a paper mache ball I added a template based on my favorite skull (well, my second favorite).
 A jawbone was also made.

 Here the head is well under way, with teeth added and eyeballs ready to go.

The teeth came out slightly too big so I left out the wisdom teeth (with no one the wiser).

Tubes of newspaper bundled together make basic bone shapes.

 Smaller paper tubes form fingers; ready to be paper mache'd.

Next to be done: spine, ribs and pelvis. Mmm-mmm good!