sexta-feira, 24 de abril de 2015

Lord Ganesha

From older posts you might have seen my crush on toilet paper. It is an amazingly plastic material so much so that I thought on creating full sculptures out of it.

Its been ages that I'm to create a sculpture of Lord Ganesha and felt the time was now!

For the basic structure I used a balloon, half a rubber ball to make the upper body, a smaller ball (which I made in 2 halfs and then glued) and some cartouche for the arms (legs are to be added afterwords.
For the face made the trunk out of aluminium foil and cardobard for the ears. Then it was toilet paper all way through!

The face was fun fun fun! As you can see its layer upon layer of little rolls, balls covered with plain sheets of the paper, the tusks oo!
now the body, as Im working on the arms has been a bit challenging as I'm feeling a bit anxious to finish it, although it dries fast, its still a bit ... hummmm........ ;) 

So I had an idea! How about adding starch to my already existing papercrete paste in order to become a bit more moddeling paste instead of just "covering" paste? This is also because the dried toilet paper is really good for someone who like texture on their works which isnt really my case ... Ok, I do like on some clothes or something but on skin not! So ... I will have a go on it!



quarta-feira, 15 de abril de 2015

Blue or envy blue?

I always liked birds and the late human faced birds have been quite a fever for me!

More than wanting to create something easy / quick enough in order to try the "outside studio's" eventual market has taught me to chill out so much more about and whilst creating that im grateful for it. 

Thank you guys!

The transformation of the "chill out" energetic vibration into "fun" has been bringing me even more fun, so much so that, after posting some of these works on the (magnificent!) website, I was invited by the host - Jonny Good (a lady whom I watch on youtube for more than 4 to 5 years!)- to write a "how I made" article! Wow!

Time to construct something new!
Pigeons are always fun, specially the males alround the females. Arent they annoying though? I bet the ladys think that ... Nevertheless I decided that those very "love dances" were the motto for my next sculpture!

Each step was photographed and after some days all was ready, written, explained and a couple of days ago my work was published on and here`s the link, do enjoy!!

                                                                 Thank you Jonny ;)

terça-feira, 14 de abril de 2015

on Lisbon's skies

On Lisbon's skies there arent only ufos, airplanes or pigeons, no!

There are also swallows!!!

This one made me the favor of landing on a bench near me whilst I was eating some devilish but delicious chips!

I sure hope more will come! :D

domingo, 5 de abril de 2015

Papier pets

Havent been posting a while ago, I know!

You know how artists are, there is milions of things going on on my head and also creative wise that I dont really have the patient to write nothing (isnt it more fun to create something though?

Months ago I dived deeply into my MyRoyalDolls project, then I tried to get and endure some job (which didnt last long) and suddenly I thought I had to stand for myself and create something that wouldnt go much against my thoughts upon "commercial art" but not as intelectual as the dolls nor that would take much time to produce ...

Went into my "memory files" and decided to create something that was swirling in my mind since months! A chicken with a person's face!

Paper mache paper strips structure on a baloon and then covered with papercrete. Papercrete is fine but not only takes time to dry as it moistered lots the balloon thing so I quit (feeling rather angry I must say!) Time pasted and decided to go on again this time without papercrete! Paper strips quand meme but this time used tiny rolls of toilet paper soaked in glue (the very same ones I had used on the dragon and on some reliefs on my dolls, plus its excelent to "portray" feathers!
So I carried on, tale and wings out of cardboard, feet of two rolls of newspaper paper covered layers of toilet paper sheets, head and nails in air drying modeling paste, acrylic paint and varnish in the end and it worked fine!

Days after dived into a slight bigger project: a turkey!
The turkey was a bit tricky as I had to play more with shapes but it was fun, ah ah ah

Weeks after decided to do a little rooster!

The result of the mentioned above was this:

And finally: