Friday, May 7, 2010

Sculpting the Dead Mouth

This is the second in a series of videos showing how I make my corpse heads. In this video I will focus on making the mouth of a dried out corpse. I used the same tools and material as the first video. If you need more details on tools, just go back and watch "Sculpting the Dead Eye". Hope you enjoy this one.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sculpting the Dead Eye

This is the first in a series of videos showing how I make my corpse heads. Each video will focus on one small detail or aspect. This should make it easy to absorb the techniques more easily and keep the videos a lot shorter. I'll cover making undead lips, rotten ears, shriveled noses, and gross out skin, but the first one is sculpting the eye sockets of the dead.

Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 - A New Year's Resolution

To keep this blog interesting, make it a better resource for halloween prop makers, and to make the posts more frequent I am going to make a few changes this year:

Smaller How-To's
I am going to make smaller How-To's that are easier to absorb. Usually I make a how-to after a prop is done, but since I work on multiple props at a time, it can be months until something is finished. These smaller How-To's will focus on one small technique that will be easy to learn and apply to your next prop. For example, how to make muscle tissue, how to sculpt sunken looking eyes, or wrinkled lips.

Material How-To's
I'll be doing some how-to's on using different materials than you might be used to when it comes to prop building, or maybe you've wanted to try them out, but don't know enough about them. I love to fool around with new materials, so when I find something good, I'll post it.

Painting How-To's
I'll be doing some painting tutorials where I'll paint one piece from start to finish, and show the techniques used up close and in detail, and show how washing, dry brushing, layering, and detail work can all come together into a fast and easy workflow you can use.

Photography How-To's
I'll also have a how-to light and photograph your props article finished before next halloween to help you document all your hard work on that big night. I'll also post a few articles about setting up your camera and processing your digital images.

I'll also be posting about some more random stuff. I'll post about art and movies that have inspired me, props I dig, and haunt product reviews, ya know etc.!