New Maquette, new painting

So I had to abandon my cover painting in favor of a new painting to have one more new piece for my Dragon Con art show jury. It seems I have better luck with the jury when I only submit my weird stuff, so I think with this final piece I will have a solid portfolio for review. And is my new habit, I built a maquette for the figure. The painting will be about the fleetingness of time.

 

 

And the painting so far…

you can see I have already marked in the figure. the piece has a very frazetta feel to it ( i blame the tribute piece i did), and i sorta dig it.

What reference materials do I use?

So I am always on the search for new how-to books, reference materials, or just art books. One that I have used often in my sculpting and mask making has been Special Makeup Effects for Stage and Screen: Making and Applying Prosthetics.

It has tons of great articles and a constant reference when I am making any new prosthetics. It has some great sections on mold making, texturing sculpts, life casting, adding hair, and silicone prosthetics. Even if you have lots of experience in the field, or none at all, this book is a must have.

I will try to post one book per week, anything I find myself constantly coming back to.