Saturday, August 9, 2008

Grim









This was my latest project that I completed. I named him Grim, and had to dedicate this one to my friend over at http://www.pumpkinrot.com/ , for all the inspiration he has given me through his work. He's also a super nice guy who only has good things to say about other people's work and has always been willing to answer any questions I have had. I credit him for introducing me to the world of paper mache', and all the cool things that can be created with it.

9 comments:

(^oo^) bad girl (^oo^) said...

Very fine......

Pat said...

very nice man..you deffinetly got some talent!

Rot said...

A ton of talent. I LOVE this prop.

And thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it.

Can't wait to see your display this year.

The Pumpkin Queen said...

That prop of yours is awesome! How on earth did you make that thing?! You guys amaze me. I'm jealous. I wanna' make shit that good! lol I don't do anything nearly that advanced, but I do the best I can. This prop reminds me of one of my favorite characters, Jack Skellington, from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas.' I guess 'cuz it's tall and lanky, and also 'cuz of the pumpkin head. Very cool.

Pat said...

hey grim anyway you can list the materials used or a how to build this amazing prop ?

Grim said...

Sure... I built a wood frame out of one by two's, I had to actually stand in that pose to get the angles right, probably looked pretty funny. Then I ran my electrical wires and stapled them to the frame, covered the frame in chicken wire, covered that in about 3 or 4 layers of an elmers glue and water mixture (ratio of about 50/50, maybe just a tad bit more water than glue). The head was a "funkin" that I got at A.C. Moore, where I also got the three little pumpkins. I carved those and put little 4 watt lights in each one, (I used candelabra bases that I got at Lowe's), wired all that up, painted it and added all the little details like ropes and cheesecloth and that was pretty much it. I worked about 2 weeks off and on, but probably could have made it in 2 or 3 days if I'd worked non-stop. I just got my website www.grimhollowhaunt.com up and will probably do a "how to" on it sometime because I have a lot of pictures of each step or I would be glad to e-mail anyone pictures if they'd like to see how it was made. You can reach me at grimhollowhaunt@gmail.com.

Grim said...

I'm sorry, I meant to say 3 or 4 layers of paper towels that were dipped in the elmer's glue and water mixture up there. Don't forget the paper towels or it might look funny! Scary, but funny.

Dave Lowe said...

I can't express how great I think this is. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work as the season moves up. "Grim" has inspired me...gotta get back to working on my haunt!

Spookyblue said...

Oh wow, that's excellent. To see that brute strolling through the trees would make my day. Or night. Or whatever. Such talent.