Devil Belt Buckle

Finally my fascination with the occult and my need to keep my pants up coincide! The devil head I made months ago, then cast in resin, is now a belt buckle!
devil belt buckle

I drilled holes in the back of the head and installed some hardware. I think it may be generous to call what I installed “hardware” since I just bent pieces of peg board shelving brackets into what I needed. It nevertheless works.

devil belt buckle

Just to give you an idea of how the belt loops into the hardware, here’s a picture of the belt doing just that.

devil belt buckle

You may recall that the head consists on two parts: the horns, and the head itself. At some point it’d be fun to mold a pen into the horns, so you could detach them and write a mephitic contract.

devil head

New Years Projects!

Happy New Years, Friends!
Oh, how I wish these gaps between posts would subside, but alas, delicate adventures¬†has me busier than an egg with arms and legs. Speaking of which, I just attended Newcon in Portland, Oregon. I peddled my guides to jerks, nerds, and rasslin’. Why just look at all these volumes!

da books

What else have I been working on, you say? I’ve been making pretty good headway on my thesis for my MFA program. In doing so, I’ve been getting more acquainted with brush pens, which I’ve come to love. Here’s a panel from my thesis.

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And here’s a self portrait I did with a different brush pen and ink wash:

brush pen and ink wash

And as far as design projects go, I’ve made some pretty neat molds. A while ago, I made a ceramic devil head, and I just recently got around to casting it! The horns and the face are separate molds, and I paint the eyes. I want to put hardware in the back and make it into a belt buckle.

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