Samurai Helmets

Helmets, hats, masks; all manner of facial coverings interest me. Samurai helmets are particularly riveting to me because of the artistry involved. Additionally, the face coverings emote dramatically, lending themselves to beautiful shadows.

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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

Boaring Screen-Print

I finally put my beloved boar head on a silk screen so I could print it anywhere I pleased. Hooray!
I didn’t heat set my shirts, because it’s tedious, but it gave the shirts a cool, weathered look.
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Here’s one I printed on wood and cut on my scroll saw. My cat, Bonnie, inspects the work I’m doing.
wooder boar

Here’s the original image and a link to the original post in which this swine made its debut.
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Dear Head and Pete

I was on my way to the beach a few months back when I spotted this dear head at a garage sale. I didn’t buy it, but the dear head and I make a cute couple don’t you think?

As you all know, I’m big on line work and hatching. However, I am trying to introduce more value in my drawings. The deep shadows with the black were a fun way to try this.

man holding deer head

Ink Wash

Hey y’all, I have been in grad school for the last month, and it was heaven! Good peeps, bad language, and tons of drawing! I’ve never felt so at home with a group of people. We had a great tools and techniques course and I started to learn how to do ink wash. It’s too much fun!

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