Friday, June 10, 2011

Concepts and Scent Lockets

So I've been working on concepts for A Circus tent Full Of Ghosts and i have a few to post:

These are just a few of the main players. We plan to at least have a sample copy of the book at VUDUCON

On another note, I have been wanting a scent locket for a while now but the cheapest I have found have been in the $70.00 - $90.00 range. Not to mantion most are very girly. So I made a quick trip to SkyCraft (I love the smell of grease and aircraft parts on my lunch break) and I picked up a little Doflotchy for a whole .50 cents. I rearranged the screw and added a dab of locktight so it would not go anywhere, drilled out the stem of the screw, and stuffed the core with muslin. I than made a choker with some beads I had.

Here is the final product:
Anyway, this morning I loaded it up with BPAL's "Arkham" and it seems to work well. It's not silver like most recommend but the brass seems to transfer the body heat just fine (and looks steampunk in the process).

so now I am exuding:

"A shadowy, unapproachable forest of maple, birch, dogwood, cypress and pine softened by a garland of New England wildflowers: bergamot, columbine, rue anemone, blue violet, creeping phlox, bloodroot, toadflax, and pixie moss."       <- love this smell BTW.
I have to finish up the concept arts this coming week and I really want to get back to the soul tree. Of course I still have my own series for VUDUCON... Busy Busy Beaver...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Insanity and Meats

I've been slow to post lately mostly because I'm just so incredibly busy.

I'm doing a lot of concept art for Circus Tent Full Of Ghosts and doing the Insanity workout. Those two things have taken up most of my time as my art, soul tree, and my costume have been put aside for now. (But not forgotten!)

The Insanity workout is well... Insane. I hurt in places I have never hurt. But I can see the results only 7 days into it... just 53 more to go. 0.o

On a fun note, I was trimming my facial hair and I accidentally shaved off my goatee. At first I was upset but then I realized I looked like someone. So I just went with it as I will never shave it off again (intentionally of course).

That person would be Samuel meats of course played by none other than A&D member Mike Aiello. This is the original picture from Halloween Horror Nights '09 for Leave it To Cleaver.

So I waxed up my moustache, (yes I do that) threw on my Meaty Meats apron I made last year, and a shirt & tie (unfortunately I don't know where my bow-tie is). Incidentally the only store I can find moustache wax anymore is Sally's beauty supplies... In case you were wondering. Here is the picture after I imitated the original picture. I think it came out pretty good. I'm not Mike but we have a similar face shape. All in all a happy accident.

Anyhoo, back to work. I meet with Chris this weekend about CTFOG so perhaps I will have something to show soon if he wants to show the concept art.