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Recent chipmunk, 9X12 acrylic + pencil on watercolor paper. Drawing time: ? Painting time: 42 hours. The drawing was from last year and not heavily detailed (done with a flashlight during a road trip). Drawings from the past few months, 9x12s. I lacked access to a reference photo for one of them, so that accidentally resulted in a drawing of me as a mere primordial mush’. The last two are smaller, old/not very good (2018-2019, flashlight car art) ones with some newly added details. My dear, tolerant brother visited and confusedly agreed to be in a five minute forest photoshoot! Him: “I didn’t know what I was walking into. I still don’t.” Lantern: Was gifted to our great grandparents by a conductor after his train derailed and partially destroyed their yard. (It works, but fire is scary so the flame is tissue paper). Binoculars: From another grandfather. Brother’s costume: Russian hat: Our grandfather apparently fancied one after spotting it in a magazine. Coat: Too big, temporarily swiped from our dad, pinned to cover the Star Wars shirt underneath. Mine: Dress: Actually our great grandmother’s coat with an added belt. Cape: A tattered tablecloth secured with safety pins and a rubber band. Bear: Still frightens our mom. I regret not bringing string to make it look like it was climbing a tree. Merry times. Had a flowery stump funeral for a trio of poor fishies who had perished in a park, finally watched Rise of Skywalker, and maybe even put braids in his quarantine hair to prove it was possible. If life gives you straw flowers, why not wear them as straw hats? Noticed an abundance of teal things and decided to make an utter goof of myself by playing dress up with it all in the backyard. Swashbuckling sword: My dad’s. From 1913/WW1. Apparently sword length is based on one’s height? The sheath unceremoniously dragged the ground. Lantern: Possibly stolen from the garden. Dress: Made 3 years ago from my mom’s old bridesmaid gown + new lace. Gloves: Made from velveteen some years ago. Cape: Really just my grandmother’s coat with the sleeves pulled outside-in. Kakama: Pattern Random story because the content below will sound like the senseless babble that it is without it: Sewing pins have always looked like baby balloons to me. *Gets carried away by the concept like these cotton clouds literally did in the wind*
Just a vague tutorial, recent random artstuffspam and things. So a lot of months ago I made a mini costume 3D face-face mask just to see if it was possible. Wanted to try again on a larger one for someone else aka my mom the test subject, so here’s how to make one, if you’d like. Supplies: One cotton face mask that matches the skin tone of the human model. I used a one-layer mask so the paint wouldn’t stain the lining. Paint mask before sewing to lining for multiple layers. Acrylic or fabric paints and paintbrushes. A photo of the lower face. Iron to heat-set your paint (If using acrylics). A phone, tablet or computer screen to display the photo of the face. Tracing paper or parchment paper. Tape. Measuring tape. A round surface to place under the mask as you paint. I used a round tailor’s ham, taped cotton balls into a nose shape, and covered it in a plastic bag. I pinned the mask onto it. Take a straight-on photo of the face you wish to replicate. Now, on the human model, use the measuring tape to ascertain the width of their nose. Next, measure the width and length of their mouth/smile. Finally, measure the width between the top of the mouth and the bottom of the nose. Open the photo of the face and zoom in/out until the dimensions match the real face measurements. Tape the tracing paper on the screen and outline the details with pencil. Cut out the nose and mouth paper pieces and pin/tape to the mask. It may be advisable to try the mask on the human model for accurate feature positioning. Trace the outlines and add the details. Then paint. I thinned my paint with some water to prevent cracking. Add various spots and dots on the skin for a pore-like effect. Let dry between layers. Dry fully and iron to heat-set if you’ve used acrylics. Behold your frightening creation. Paint time on 2nd attempt: 4hrs. 9X12 acrylic that I barely finished for greeting cards. Drawing time:? Paint time: 40hrs. And some gifts. Started them too late so they were kind of rushed. (The wallet was made from a 20+year old leather jacket and sewn on the Needle-Launching-Monster. It was weird making one without destroying the fingers while trying to badly hand sew the leather with an embroidery needle. XD The envelope bag was made from an upholstery swatch, and the tiny red dress was for Pops. Drafted the deer plushies to resemble some 2d painted leather ornaments made in times past.) And just a few old things turned into new stuffs. Yes, a mushroom hat. Because, why not? And the excessive amount of tailor's press tools made for couture sewing. I still don't get why they were named after meat products. Who looks at a ham or a sausage and is like "I can iron on that."? And hello from tiny rhino. (Carved and painted, before/after.) And hi from this lovely little slug who keeps breaking into our house. Also seems fun to sum up the past year, probably with poor writing and excess honest information. Because, why not abuse the free blog privileges? Spoiler so it's easy to skip.