Sunday, October 11, 2009
Composition and Color Studies For Halloween Mask Paintings
I'm doing a short series of paintings inspired by old Halloween masks, in these you can see crude collage combinations of a variety of masks fitting into each theme, werewolf, the ghoul, the witch/vampire and demon. In the bottom black and white picture you can see changes in the werewolf to the color version. I ran some sketch stamp filters over the pictures to maintain that thick black cartoon linework that will be important to keep these looking more like flat Halloween mask interpretations and prevent me from taking them into a more sculptural, physically real direction. I'll be painting these this week, should be a lot of fun.