Conspyer Alien Halloween

On November 21, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

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Conspyer Alien, 9×12, ink wash.

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New Mask photos – Bone Alien Armor

On November 7, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

Hey guys,

I have had this mask finished for a while, just had not had time to post photos. I finished this after I sculpted our very popular duck bill prosthetic, as something that was more “me” than a duck bill. I just grabbed some clay and made it without and real plan. And I think it worked.

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Alien Bone Armor Mask – Cast resin and hand painted. Michael Bielaczyc, 2011.

It is available to purchase over at our props section on the Aradani Costumes page.

 

 

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New Art – Tomb of Kochun Cover (2.0)

On October 31, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

So it has taken me so long to get the module published (The Tomb of Kochun; a Pathfinder open design RPG) I decided to repaint the cover. I really feel that this is the first painting that I have done after taking Larry Elmore’s painting class that shows all that I learned under his mentoring.

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The Tomb of Kochun, oil on panel, 16×20, 2011.

This is the cover for a module that is being published by Signal Fire Studios. Written by Dane Collins, Josh Harper and myself.

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New Art – Cthulhu and Scarecrows!

On October 25, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

Two newer ink pieces:

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The concept drawing I did for my costume in our creepy wizard of Oz group.

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A drawing I did for a friend. I really want to write a short story to go with this.

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New Ink Work

On September 13, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

Some ink drawings I recently finished. All are 9×12.

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Look ma, i moved some paint!

On July 21, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

finally able to get a little painting done. it has been such a busy summer. it was supposed to be my time for lots of art and costume making, but it seems i have been running from one thing to the next, while breaking technology along the way. but tonight, i finally got to sit down and put some paint down on the tomb of kochun painting!

 

 

i also have a commission that i have doing sketches and photo reference for, so hopefully i will be slapping some paint on that canvas soon. and i need 3 tomato based painting done for the East Nashville tomato festival. so i better get to damn work.

oh, and my review for Libertycon2011 is almost finished. be watching conspyer.com for that update.

 

 

 

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New Art – Trying to Capture Time

On April 28, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

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Trying to Capture Time. 20×16, Oil on panel.

Time just slips away. I wrote a whole song about this in my head while driving home from a convention. Then I forgot all the lyrics. But this is the painting that came out of those thoughts.

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New Art – Don’t Touch

On April 27, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

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Don’t Touch, oil on panel, 16×20.

I grew up in a household with a parent who has Obssesive Compulsive Disorder. This changed many things about the way I had a relationship with this parent, my friends and my living space. I grew to understand and work within these limitations and as an adult I understand the struggle people with OCD face on a daily basis.
What I can not stand for is the commercialization and normalization of this disorder. We have shows like Monk that make this serious handicap seem fun and frivolous, as well as almost making it trendy. We have big companies that want to sell us germ killers in plastic bottles, and are doing such a good job at it that often in restaurants I see bottles everywhere from next to the door in the bathroom to random shelves throughout. I see people who do not use their hands to open doors, instead using their elbows or feet. Our hands (with opposable thumbs), the thing that many believe separated us from common animals, we are now afraid to use. I see people afraid to touch other people because of some unnamed disease used to sell hand sanitizer.
There is cleanliness and proper ways to avoid germs. And there are mass-marketed fears. I hope at some point people look and question what they are really afraid of.

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New Art – Kobold Maquette

On March 1, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

I sculpted this to help with my cover painting for the Tomb of Kochun module. With this guy, I get all the right angles and lighting for all the kobolds that will be in the back ground. This exact one was sold at Connooga, but I molded him, so there will be many more.

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Zombie Kobold, 3″ tall, Super Sculpey and Acrylic Paint.

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New Art – Aedric 2

On February 23, 2011, in Artwork, by Michael

A test of my new Graphitint pencils. I did the drawing in ink, then came back with the pencils and a water pen. Pretty cool effect. I will be posting more con sketches soon!

aedric2Aedric 2. Ink and Graphitint Pencil. 9×12.

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