Friday, July 19, 2013

My usual

I went up a mountain really early on July fourth. No one was there and the morning mist still hadn't finished their caress of the trees and land yet. The sun was up but still hugging the horizon. I sat and enjoyed the view. Breathed deep and realized I'm made of mountain folk. Every time I'm in the mountains I feel refreshed, renewed. It inspired the need to create in me like I hadn't felt in a long time. Luckily I had my sketchbook with me and some colored pencils. I always carry them, but mostly they are just dead weight on my day to day. That morning I was greatfull that I had them. I did 2 quick sketches and enjoyed making them. Hope you do to.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Antlers final!

So I'm posting the various stages of the antlers. Forgot on of just the gesso gauze stage but you get an idea. I had fun making these as the parameters were sturdy but light weight for a dance piece. The costume designer was going to attach them herself to some sort of head piece. I'll get a photo of the full costume hopefully soon. Hope you like.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


I was asked to make a set of lightweight antlers for a friend. They will need to be worn and survive a dance choreography that will be videod. I had no clue as to how it would be attached to the head that was the costume designer/maker's job. So I'm using a wall anchor and screw system to help them out if necessary. This is a photo of it between steps 1 and 2. I think it's shaping up quite nicely.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Random sketches

Been trying to get back to drawing. So the first was from a couple of days ago and the latter is from this morning. Haven't lost it yet!