Saturday, March 02, 2013

Day Kisses Night: Paper Sky Tiles

Painted paper tiles 10 feet tall, 12 feet wide, mosaic a new sky backdrop. Features the new 1/2L sky concept of Day kissing Night, depicted in shifts of color and a large rendering of face shapes on brown paper. A concept sketch from an old picture of the set and a (unknown source) artist rendering of the day time sky kissing the night time sky as backdrop. I placed PS guidelines in the sketch on my computer and taped a clear plastic envelope to my monitor to trace the face shapes onto a grid. Then I grided up a large swath of brown paper to scale and drew the shapes into it. Filled in with slight shading and attached to backdrop wall with tape until it was papier machéd into the paper tile mosaic. It was Christine and I struggling at a loss for how to complete the sky backdrop that had us brainstorm the papier mach´solution, so fitting for this project. It gives me control over the blend of shades and shifts. And since the machéing was done on top of an unsuccessful layer of cloth and plastic backdrop, it allows me to color the entire area needed for this without harming the room I'm using. Plus, it's safe to say that all of Halfland has been made in this same fashion; brown paper and Nova Color Matte medium maché!

8 comments:

  1. impressive, as always. :)

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  2. Back drop and set are looking stunning

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  3. Thank you so much Sylvï and Steven!

    It's been so long without a post that I am thrilled to know good people are still out here watching what gets done.

    More updates coming....

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  4. wow! the day kissing night is really stunning: made my heart stop a moment.

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  5. Shelley, we all are lurking around for you to post more pictures of awesomeness! This is both, well executed and just beautiful!

    xx

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  6. WoW! Thank you so much, gl!! I had the same reaction to that image. I love the Half-aspect of Day and Night meeting in a kiss. So bitchin cool. Thank you for responding to it as hoped for!

    Thank you, Jessica! In looking at the faces I may teak once the whole backdrop is tiled even though it doesn't show up clearly once shot behind the plastic scrim layer. It looks more like a shift of shade in Ying/Yang art.

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  7. So Beautiful! Wonderful work.

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  8. Thanks, Jon! Loving the Day to Night halfness happening.

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