I have been real busy with work and a night class...BUT I did get to relax and work more on my beetle mask.
The main body gilded and enameled. The head is enameled black and the body is enameled a rich jade green.
Here are the wing covers (enameled black) which will be opened to show the bug in flight.
Here is the head piece (or crown or additional horns...) This is also enameled Jade green.
Here are the legs.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Elisa and I are starting a new series of masks-Insects. I decided to start out with the Hercules Beetle. Here are some teaser images to wet your whistle. Carapace covers. Head piece The group so far. The actual carapace, one of the carapace covers, head piece, some legs and you can see the mask in the corner. The mask with a faux gold finish (but not cemented into place). I still have to enamel the mask and finish the legs and wings. And here is the start of the enameling.
Posted by Phillip Valdez at 8:28 PM
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Painted a bit more the airship as well as created some struts. The globe used for navigation Struts for the dome on the bridge Beams on the side of the ship Bridge of the Victorian Airship Detail of my bridge (the downstairs where all the gauges are) The engine room with all the cogs and pistons.
Posted by Phillip Valdez at 8:52 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012
This year’s Christmas card that I created for the owners of my work. Each year, our department creates a card that everyone signs (about 1000 employees) and presents it at our annual Xmas party. This is the 4th card I created, but the first with my cartoons. The card (book) measures 9x12 and is as thick as any other pop-up book. Check out the rest on my Flickr page HERE. ...and the tree has 10 LED lights and sing "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" when the last page is opened.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Here is the raw build for my bridge and how it will sit on the rest of the ship. I had to shorten the base it sat on to not overwhelm the rest of the body. The detail shot is supposed to be the wrought iron that is over the windows. Now I have to work on the interior of the bridge. FUN!!!!
Here is my Antikythera mechanism in progress. It's just shy of a quarter in size and is still missing some gears and spheres. I will place this right beside my Captain's chair on the bridge of the Airship.