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My entry to the Dark Shadows contest. Just under the wire.
This is actually my first time entering a dA contest! I definitely don't expect to place or anything, it was fun to do and right up my alley. Digital painting done in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom tablet. Good luck to everyone who also submitted!
EDIT 4/28/12 - I appreciate all your indignant comments about how I didn't make the semi-finals, but I actually am NOT eligible to place as a deviantART Community Volunteer, so there's no need for any of that! It's in the fine print somewhere, and I suspected as much - I entered just for fun! So please direct your heartiest congratulations to the wonderful entries that did make it! [link]
How this piece was created: Each art doll is completely handmade and is "one of a kind" and can be posed. Both have been created on a handmade wire armature and can be posed into different positions. The mammoths head, tusks, nose and feet have been hand sculpted on an internal wire armature. The body has been hand sewn stitch by stitch using faux(fake) fur over the armature, the clay extremities have been carefully hand painted before individual hairs have been attached for detail.
What was used: wire, cotton wadding, needle and string, faux fur, sculpey clay, acrylic paint, clear gloss, craft glue, camera, tweezers, wooden twig, a camera and Adobe Photoshop.
I do not use patterns, casts, molds or references to create my work, this is a unique display sculpture.
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.