The Gremlin's Creative Archives

All of my life I've been surrounded and impassioned by creativity. This section contains the results of some of the visual creative influences in my life (for music, see here). The entries below span from doodles and scrap work to more complete projects. Everything you see here was done without purpose, without profit, and purely for the love of art in all its forms. Enjoy or hate...I couldn't care either way.

3-D Makeup Samples (updated 8/31/2014)

This is a collection of 3-D makeup techniques that I have done, including silicone, wax, and/or latex buildup. Continue reading

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“Alice In Wonderland” Lawn Cutouts

My daughter recently had an “Alice In Wonderland” themed birthday party.  Being the best dad on the planet and knowing my propensity for useless talents, I decided to try my hand at making lawn decorations to spice up the ambiance

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2-D Makeup Samples (updated 7/9/2014)

All work here was done only with paints, creams, and eye shadows.

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Rock Creature (facial appliance)

This project was sculpted off of a generic male headform using Monster Clay. I didn’t make any preliminary concept sketches, as I only had a general idea of where I was going with the sculpt. Continue reading

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Baby Demon (full-head)

This is my first attempt at making a full-head mask (clay sculpted, cast in latex, and painted with acrylics). I applied many of the same principles that were used in my previous half-head mask post. Continue reading

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Old-Age Makeup

Old-age makeup is arguably one of the most difficult types to effectively pull off, due to its unique use of highlight and shadow. This is an entirely 2-D old-age paint job that I tried on myself. Continue reading

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D.I.Y. Chemical Burn Effect

This effect came about quite by accident, but it’s one of the simplest effects I’ve ever done. Continue reading

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Foam Skull Head

Check out this post to see how to create a cool mummified skull head for less than $5.00! Continue reading

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Custom Zombie Dentures

I attempted to make these custom dentures so that I’d never have to buy another one of those horrible mass-produced costume dentures again. Continue reading

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Melting Mutant Face (half-head)

This is my first ever attempt at mask-making. Half-head mask, clay sculpted, cast in latex, and painted with acrylics. Continue reading

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Draw Something

This is a collection of drawings that I have done using my fingers on either a phone or a tablet with the game Draw Something…

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Horror Puzzles

  I recently began taking iconic images from classic horror movies and turning them into jigsaw puzzles. You can order them at www.HorrorPuzzles.com. Here are a handful of designs…

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Pumpkins

Proving once again that I am the king of useless talents that get you nowhere in life, here is a collection of pumpkins that I have carved over the years during the Halloween season…

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Hoff-O-Ween

Every year since 2005 I have hosted an annual Halloween party, appropriately titled “Hoff-O-Ween”.  Being that it is my favorite time of year, I like to go balls-out with the decorating.   Continue reading

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Dr. Bernardi Costume

For 2011′s Hoff-O-Ween, I decided to attempt to make myself up as Dr. Bernardi – one of the most iconic characters from the old black-and-white “Twilight Zone” television series. Here are a couple pre-makeup test shots as well as the

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