Work in Progress: Your Friend, the Giraffe

I started making a new animal mask two weeks ago. But I didn't just want to make any mask, this time. I was going to make a giraffe, and I was going to make it as a tall helmet. I started with the bare helmet part that would sit directly on top of your head. … Continue reading Work in Progress: Your Friend, the Giraffe

Work in Progress: A Costume and a Mannequin

I've been working on my mannequin and adding new layers to stabilize it. I will add a final layer of white-painted burlap to finish it off. The reason I made this mannequin is to use it in making my costumes. And for starters, I will be making a cowboy-costume for a christmas party (costume party … Continue reading Work in Progress: A Costume and a Mannequin

A Dorm, a Rhino, an Elephant!

I am a few days late with this, but here are some pictures of the dorm living room. It's still missing some pillows and some new pictures on the wall, but apart from that, this project is basically done. :) Also, the rhino mask is now varnished and done. I think I like it as … Continue reading A Dorm, a Rhino, an Elephant!

Project Progress: Furniture and Masks

We are officially into our summer break. From now until Mid September, I have more time to catch up on creative projects that were on hold for a while. Here's what I've tackled so far: Project 1: The dorm living room. This will be an ongoing project for the summer. I will be working with … Continue reading Project Progress: Furniture and Masks

Work in Progress: Paper, Plants, and a Palette Shelf!

My exams are going well, with a couple more to go. But in the mean time, I am also getting some work done in the art department. (Not without studying for school, but you know what I mean) The basic shape of my papermaché rhino mask is done. Now it needs some wrinkles and other … Continue reading Work in Progress: Paper, Plants, and a Palette Shelf!

Work in Progress and New Work…

I am still working on the oil painting and am probably half done. I'm starting to get a hang of the rough canvas material I am painting on. (I had a smooth material before, but I've used Burlap for the last couple paintings, just to try the texture.) And I started a new mask! :) … Continue reading Work in Progress and New Work…

A Mask, a Unicorn, a Chagall-Afternoon

I just put my 2nd Kasperle-Mask on Ebay and am excited to see what happens. :) While I was doing some research for my history presentation, I came across the "medical knowledge" of the 12th century, as told by Hildegard of Bingen. It's quite something to realize that what she was writing about medicine was … Continue reading A Mask, a Unicorn, a Chagall-Afternoon

Kasperle finished!

I just put a final coat of varnish on my Kasperle-mask, and declare him finished! I know that sounds overly dramatic, but it was a big moment to see him all painted. Tomorrow we have an opening ceremony for the new students, and each student is supposed to bring an object which describes something about … Continue reading Kasperle finished!

Works in Progress: Painting and Sculpture!

I managed to work on my new painting (current title "Bangkok Rama 3") and my "Kasperle"-mask. The painting is about the same size as "Devil's Canyon" (2016, 5' 10'' x 4' 2''/ 175 x 125 cm) and in its beginning stages. I first painted the whole canvas magenta and drew in the basic shapes with … Continue reading Works in Progress: Painting and Sculpture!