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Frazetta Death Dealer Helmet WIP SKS Props
Frazetta Death Dealer Helmet - The initial shape of the helmet has been blocked out. From here it's all about refining the contours and planning the ornamental details.

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My first costume of 2017 is one that I have wanted to make for years Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer! Frazetta has been a huge influence in my artistic career going back to well before I was even a freelance illustrator. It only seems fitting that with my skill set I bring one of his masterpieces to life.

So like I said I have been looking at Frazetta's art since I was a little kid first seeing his works on the old Conan book covers. Way back then I knew his style and implied form was something special. 4 years ago I went to Wizard World Chicago and got the unique opportunity to see 22 of his original painting on display...it...was...amazing!
I had wanted to visit the Frazetta museum for years but hadn't ever gotten around to it and didn't think I would ever have a chance to see these works up close. The highlight to the room was Death Dealer. I absolutely loved this painting and even owned a 1970's print but to see it in person was emotional. I knew then that I had to make this character real and now is the time.

I have been doing research on and off for years saving pictures of every sketch, statue, or painting I could find trying to complete this character. The biggest issues surrounding Death Dealer is that you never see the front of the helmet and that every time Frank painted him he looked a little different. The saving grace to all of this is a statue created by Randy Bowen in the 90s. Frank supplied Bowen with a sketch of what he thought the helm would look like if not obscured by the shadows. I have been basing my reference off of those sketches as well as Bowen's sculpture to bring Death Dealer's helm to life.

Because of my love for Frazetta's work and my dedication to prop building I extremely excited to take this on. This project means more to me than any other I have built to date. I hope you all enjoy the process and thank you for taking this journey with me.

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Because Frank always painted his face in the shadows I knew the helmet would be tough. Lucky for me he did a couple of sketches of what he thought the helmet would look like for sculptor Randy Bowen. I will be basing my helmet off of a mixture of Frank's sketches, Randy's sculpt, and my own artistic license.

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Goblin Pumpkin Carving / Sculpture
Hey everyone SKS Props back again with something a little different this time a pumpkin carving/sculpture! This was my first attempt at sculpting a pumpkin but I will say that I had fun I learned a lot! Hopefully some of these steps will help you in your own future pumpkin carving projects.  I decided that for my first pumpkin I would attempt to recreate the face of a goblin named Creeper from one of my favorite Disney movies The Black Cauldron.

You can actually see all of the steps I took to sculpt it here on Instructables www.instructables.com/id/How-t…

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Wasteland Alice Cosplay Concept Art SKS Props
Batter Up!! More early concept art for my new Wasteland Alice character. I have been working on building her backstory, outfit, and weapons. Painted on my Wacom 24HD

First off Alice actually isn't her real name. Everyone in the Wasteland just calls her that because...well you can kind of tell from her attire. Her parents were tragically killed when she was pretty young. Left on her own to fend for herself she didn't have the greatest of childhoods. Now she wanders from place to place talking to imaginary cats and brandishing her best friend "Rose" (that would be a thorn covered blunt object) and yes she is always looking to paint Rose red!

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TGerror Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
happy birthday to you ^_^
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SKSProps Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You!
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daeien Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
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SKSProps Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You!
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daeien Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
^_^
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ArsynalProps Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing work !
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SKSProps Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You!
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mongrelman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
beautiful work bud..keep it up. great gallery
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SKSProps Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You!
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sculptor101 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the watch!!
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