EDIT I was blown away to find that I had won a place in the contest. I have seen a lot of really awesome entries and I do believe that more of the "just makeup" entries should have placed. as a lot of people mention. and it is not particularly fair that photoshop users tend to be favored in contests and such. But it kind of irks me when people complain that prosthetics aren't masks or are "too easy"
I didn't go to school for makeup at all. not at ALL. I decided one day to spend some of my commission money to purchase some mask latex, some plasteline clay, some plaster and a plastic face form to begin working on making prosthetics any way I knew how. basically from looking really hard at how it's done through stuff on the internet. This process was not easy. sure. I could have just sculpted the original face out of oven bake clay or something and it probably wouldn't have been so ridiculed in such a way?? you think that's harder? I made the sculpt, made a mold out of plaster, made seperate molds for the gills. put it all together after I casted it in pigmented latex. painted the thing... put it on with a little spirit gum, and some random normal eyeshadow to blend it into my face which is all I had. I am NOT a skilled prosthetic maker or wearer. so you can get that out of your head right off the bat. lol. ----------------------------------------------------
This is for the contest... the mask is made by me can be seen here [link] ...so is that cute little necklace hehe.
This is my second Steampunk attempt, and I'm really going back and forth on this one on whether to keep it myself! It has so much character and charm, not to mention lots of girly "sparkle" added to it! You can buy it here: [link]
The chain is 23" long, there is about 7" hanging from the middle of the 23" chain. This extra 7 inches does not add to the lenght of this chain. I can shorten this if you would like. The chain is a 1960's stainless steel necklace that I bought from a lady in her 80's. The chain, even by itself is beautiful and unique!
Attached as a pendant is a late 1800's face from a pocket watch. Vintage pocket watch gears adorn the clock face. Holding the pendant to the chain is a brass fairy "sitting" on a crystal ball. That crystal ball was taken from one of those old guardian angel pins...remember those? That fairy is connected to the chain by 2 pocket watch gears.
Hanging on the bottom of the pendant is a vintage sterling and crystal earring, with crystals in blue and green.
The middle of the necklace is adorned with 2 sets of Aurora Rainbow crystal free form beads and very vintage Swarovski blue crystal beads in two styles...one is a rondell and the other is (not sure the term)a disco ball? The matching earring in the middle has 2 more pocket watch gears.
I wish I had more time to work on this. Of course I have to find out about the contest 3 days before the deadline.
I wanted to paint a picture of Barnabas as a vampire (those fingers!) in the present day but trying to evoke a feeling of a traditional portrait. From the trailer it seemed like he was not afraid to let the family know that he was a vampire and I tried to keep some of that feeling in, like he was proud of who he was.
Might update this if I have time tomorrow before the deadline.
There is some improvement in my old and new artwork, I think ^^//
The concept pretty much is the same, a girl sitting in front of window. The difference is I explore the concept and add the 'friends in the past' theme in my new artwork, or something like that. She is holding a sand clock, which represent time, with some embossed 'friends' in the top of it.
The new artwork dedicated for all my past online friends, that always support me back then. Even if we never know each other appearance and the others, they still understand me. Despite our language barriers, culture, and each other, they still support me as if I am part of their life.
So, I just want to thanks for them, with all their support. I hope someday we can talk again, when they are finally made their comeback....
Well, it's entered in the contest, but I hate these types of contests...nothing more than a popularity contest (and how many friends you have) and a good hacker can set up something so they get thousands of votes. The only good judging is by an impartial committee.