Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cthulhu mini bust



Been busy this holiday season with the job and stuff, but I'm looking forward to diving back into this bust soon. Think this year I might try to choose characters that I can just have fun with, little creative liberty. This one has been fun so far, I'll post new pics soon, promise.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thank You

Hey, I just wanted to thank everyone that bought One Eyed Willie Key's in the past couple months. Thank you DJ for purchasing a Fred Sandford bust and thank you Michael for recently purchasing a Pumpkinhead bust. It was very nice of everyone to support my work and it is very much appreciated.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Just a thought

Posted this on Facebook.......I really hope this never happens, but if they ever decide to do a Night of the Comet remake, I think Lauren Cohan (Maggie from The Walking Dead) should play Catherine Mary Stewarts role as Regina. Made this little pic too.....


Thursday, December 6, 2012

A look back at 2012

Lame, yeah basically another pretty lame year personally and professionally ( the year ends content so this post isn't all bullshit, read on). Not this past summer but the summer before I spent a lot of time building puppets and props for Wasted Footage. The first half of this year I was shooting, editing, writing and making music for it. Final product was pretty bad, had fun, but its over. So I basically shit the bed on my final "film" type project. Done with shorts, filmmaker dream is over. Lame.


Then in the summer I got to work with Jesse, David and Dale doing make up at Monster Bash. That was fun as hell as always. I got to sculpt a make up for the show (Monster on Campus) which was fun and work with friends doing something I love. But I realized make up and masks are an old dream that will never come true. So besides helping them, thats another dream thats basically over. "Lame-O donkey dick sucking on a witches tit"..........so first half the year I say goodbye to dreams I had for a long ass time.......


After Bash or maybe a little before it I was pretty bummed (who am I kidding I'm a Debbie Downer). I came to realization that this shit will only ever be a hobby..........ugh, fuck. So since I'm outta room and I have no reason to even do make up or make any masks or write or draw or edit or shoot anything, I figured I'd just sculpt shit. Busts sounded like a good idea cause they're small, the molds take up little room (but cost a shit load of money to make), but fuck it. With busts I can make shit that I could never make a mask or make up of. I can work for the love of it without "dream" pressure, like I'm running out of time, cause time has already past me by. So thanks to Jesse for introducing me to a new clay, I found a new hidden talent for sculpting. I'm not boasting or bragging, believe me I'm not impressed in the least with myself......but some of this shit is O.K. I made 3 cool busts: Pumpkinhead, Fred Sanford, and Swamp Thing....and I started a couple new sculpts and pulled back on them, but the one I'm doing right now I'm really enjoying. (its a secret, if I tell you about it I'll never finish it, my superstition)




So in 2012 I said goodbye to all my dreams and I found a new hobby. So is the glass half full or half empty? I think I just "woke up" and realized I spilled the glass all over the floor next to my mattress. Least a new hobby will keep occupied for another lame-o year.

(its me from the future in April 2013, this year is pretty cool so far........)

My Night of the Comet review/experiment from 2011


OK, let me start by saying shut up, just kidding. This was a failed experiment of mine, are your expectations lowered, good. Don't let this review turn you off to this movie. It really is one of the coolest movies ever made. Maybe its the adventure of it, maybe its just a boyhood crush on Catherine Mary Stewart. ( can't be that cause this and Last Starfighter rule)

Last year before me and Joe and Jordan made Wasted Footage I made a little experiment. I really wanted to do something with puppets, bad. I love making shit and I love editing so I thought maybe doing a little review thing would be the ticket. As an experiment ( like my Chronic/Alien trailer ), I made this review. I tried to do a kiddie voice, very annoying, least to me cause I had to watch it over and over and I'm not to into "me" to begin with, haha. Also the puppeteering doesn't match cause we didn't do the voices live, they were recorded and lines were changed. After making this I decided that I'll leave fun reviews to James and Mike from Cinemascre.com. You wanna see good reviews, "Johnny says check them out"....lame ( no really though check out Cinemascre.com for good video reviews those guys are great )

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sorry

Havent been on in a while. Took an mold of Swamp Thing, yay. Been working on that painting below of It Came From Beneath the Sea. I'll post a finished pic of it soon. Heres the Swampy mold.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It Came From Beneath the Sea

I always get in these moods where I wanna be apart of everything I love. If I see something in a movie I wanna make it or draw it or whatever. Stuff takes time though. So doing fun art stuff fulltime is always a nice dream...... For now its a hobby though. Here's a pic of It Came From Beneath the Sea in my goofy style. I'll update this later with the finished pic, oil and watercolor.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mary's Halloween make up

Last Saturday night me and Mary went to her brothers birthday in Atlantic City ( before hurricane Sandy crushed the city ). I helped Mary with her make up, she went as Paul Stanley from KISS!!!!


Sanford And Son bust is done

Finished painting Fred. Another bust done, Ill make another one and put him up for sale on my store.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Been a while

Haven't posted anything since I finished the Goonies Key. I started painting my Fred Sanford bust before work.......I'll post a finished pic once its done.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Goonies Key Prototype

Heres the painted Key To One Eyed Willy prototype. Putting a clear finish on it then a hemp rope.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Goonies Themed Day Off

Today on my day off instead of painting one of my busts I sculpted, molded and cast The Key To One Eyed Willy!!!!!! I'll be painting and putting them up for sale soon!!!!



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

HALLOWEEN SHOPPING!!!!!

With Halloween right around the corner its holiday shopping time. Visit Bastian's Boutique for some outstanding hand made horror themed jewelry. So if your looking for spooky gifts for your "ghoulfriend" go to:


                                             http://www.etsy.com/shop/BastiansBoutique












                                  Bastian's Boutique also has cool shirts under $10 bucks!!!!!










Monday, October 8, 2012

Critter in a box

My good friend Kevin at House of Mysterious Secrets has my Critter in a box for sale on his site. House of Mysterious Secrets is an outstanding store for horror merchandise. Check it out:

http://www.houseofmysterioussecrets.com/product.php?productid=19983&cat=0&page=1


House of Mysterious Secrets home page:

http://www.houseofmysterioussecrets.com

Sunday, October 7, 2012

JIMSMASH!!!

Thank you for all the support!!!! Everyone, go to visit JIMSMASH at:

http://jimsmash.blogspot.com

Scott Neely, http://scottneely.com introduced me to JIMSMASH's blog and me and Mary visit JIMSMASH daily for all sorts of cool stuff. He has been helping create awareness of my work and I can't thank him enough. Go, now, check out his blog!!!! Support his insane mission. From one Alien fan to another, help this man collect every last copy of the Aliens novelization.

Artsy Fartsy Store is now open

Tonight Mary helped me open a store to sell my art. I will put more up as I finish projects, but for now I have my first four Pumpkinhead busts up. Check it out:

http://artsyfartsy.storenvy.com/

Thanks for the support.

First Fred Bust

Yesterday I pulled my first resin bust of Fred Sanford from the mold. This week I'll do a test paint on him and then I'll make more.

My girlfriend Mary is helping set up a web store so I can start selling my busts.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Finished Sculpting

I'm finally finished sculpting Fred Sanford and Swamp Thing. While waiting to take the molds on these guys I'll do some little touch ups. Below are a couple pics, I'll take better ones with Marys camera.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Freds Sweater

Trying to get some work done on Fred before I go to the job. I found a texture I like for Freds sweater and I'm trying to get some of the rough textue done before work.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Swamp Thing's Back

Just taking a quick break to rest my eyes, figured I'd update the blog with pics of what I'm doing today on my day off from the job. Today I am roughing out the shape of Swamp Things in a little more detail and I'll go back in and detail it some more. Keep in mind this bust is only about 7 inches tall. (I think most people think I'm working in actual size compared to a human head like the masks I used to make. People told me they were shocked at how small Pumpkinhead was when they saw it in person. Some said they were shocked at how detailed it was which to me was a great compliment considering the scale I'm working on. I am new to making busts so I'm trying to improve with each piece. Also along the way some work that goes unnoticed is some of the patch work in spots that might make the molds detail hold up longer, lessons learned on Pumpkinhead. )

                                                   This top pic was how it looked earlier.





Keep in mind this won't look as carved or rough when its finished, think of this as a sketch. Its not often I get to put some real time into these busts so today I hope to cover a lot of ground.
(enough typing, back to work)




Monday, September 10, 2012

Pumpkinhead for sale

As soon as I finish painting the four Pumpkinhead busts I just cast, they will be up for sale, so keep checking back I'll let you know where to order one!!!

New Step By Step Pages

I added two new Step By Step pages to the side of the blog. (still) Scuplting Swamp Thing and (still) Sculpting Fred Sanford. I'll continue adding pics as I finish sculpting these mini busts.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Last night at the Colonial Theater

 (Friends Joel Rickenbach, Nick Lombardo, and the Colonial Theater crew always get the coolest films, def worth looking into upcoming shows http://thecolonialtheatre.com/)



Last night me and Mary met up with friends at the Colonial Theater to watch a screening of Pumpkinhead (shown under its alternate title). Friend and fellow artist Chris Garofalo allowed me to share a table with him in the lobby and display my Pumpkinhead bust while he sold some of his outstanding prints. I hope to have more busts done soon and I will be letting people know through my blog, Marys facebook, and Instagram on how to purchase one. I just wanted to thank everyone that was very supportive of my work, the hardest thing for me is getting my butt out there and showing my art. I'm a bit a hermit and I'm slowly realizing that my work is worth sharing with fellow fans. Thank you for all the support and kind words.

Below are some of Chis Garofalo's prints, I highly suggest you check out his site. He takes his craft very seriously and is a fan himself so his work is from the heart.

Check out his prints at http://quiltfacestudios.tumblr.com/