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Ant-Man Headpiece by Thom-Heap
Ant-Man Headpiece
Ant-Man's Headpiece was constructed from foam, then painstakingly reinforced with several layers of paper mache. 

It is available as a made to order item from my etsy shop here:  www.etsy.com/listing/241477474…
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Ronan Hammer by Thom-Heap
Ronan Hammer
"You dare to oppose me?"

Ronan's Hammer was carefully constructed from foam and PVC pipes, then painstakingly reinforced with several layers of paper mache. Each is then hand painted to give the weapon a metallic appearance. The hammer is powered by an LED light which can be turned on an off.

It is available as a made to order item in my etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/listing/240038696…
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Ronan Hammer by Thom-Heap
Ronan Hammer
"You dare to oppose me?"

Ronan's Hammer was carefully constructed from foam and PVC pipes, then painstakingly reinforced with several layers of paper mache. Each is then hand painted to give the weapon a metallic appearance. The hammer is powered by an LED light which can be turned on an off.

It is 
available as a made to order item in my etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/listing/240038696…
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Terra Branford Sword Final Fantasy VI by Thom-Heap
Terra Branford Sword Final Fantasy VI
Terra's Sword was constructed from foam, then painstakingly reinforced with several layers of paper mache. It was hand painted and includes two "crystals" which are embedded in the hilt.

The sword is available as a made to order item from my etsy shop here:  www.etsy.com/listing/239753721…
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Loki Scepter - Light Up Version by Thom-Heap
Loki Scepter - Light Up Version
Loki's Scepter was constructed from foam, then painstakingly reinforced with several layers of paper mache. It was hand painted to give the weapon a metallic appearance. The mind gem is powered by an LED light which can be turned on an off. 

The scepter is available as a made to order item from my etsy shop here:  www.etsy.com/listing/230917931…
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Hey everyone.  I finally updated my page with a lot of my older artwork.  I hope to add more newer work soon

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Carol Datura Riot
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
Carol Datura Riot is an artist working in sculpture and illustration. She has exhibited artwork in museums and galleries such as The Tate Britain in London and The Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and has been featured on the cover of The New York Times Arts & Leisure section. This past year, Carol worked to construct set pieces for several fifth avenue holiday window displays in New York City. She has also worked in special events and visual merchandising. She is currently building custom props set pieces for the Harry Potter Convention MISTI-Con set to occur in May 2013 in New Hampshire.
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Freakzter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are VERY talented!!
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luckyraeve Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondererplz: Thanks for the :+devwatch:! :tighthug:
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graandine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
i'm starting to make drawing classes now, you could give me advice or say what you think of my drawing? be sincere (:
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Thom-Heap Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Sure!  the best advice I can give you is to give yourself a lot of time and patience.  When I was younger - my older brother could look at any photo and draw it perfectly.  People visiting my house would ask why my parents had a photograph of cat woman on their wall, my Mum would say - "That isn't a photo, my son drew that."  Back then, I could draw a little - but nothing like my brother.  It wasn't until my junior year of college that I decided to devote a lot of time to learning to draw.  I sat myself down and spent 3 months copying out of an anatomy book.  It turned out, that when I really focused, I could draw just like my brother - in black and white at least.  Some of it is natural talent, but the rest is just practice - and a little bit of magic as well.  I still have trouble with faces.  Sometimes I get lucky and it works quickly - other times it can take days.  With my Loki drawing, I got him in two hours, but there is a Snape drawing that took me 4 days to get his face the way I wanted.  Another bit of advice - art classes can be great - but don't let a teacher push you to draw in a style you don't like.  It can be fun to experiment - but if you know what you like and how you want to draw, and they can't help you draw in that style - find the artist who do and figure out how they work.  My first years of art school I wanted to do photo realism.  All my professors wanted me to throw paint on a canvas with a knife.  Finally I sought out Illustration classes.  So that is my advice - that and have fun!!!  And have good references to draw from.  PS - if you're interested - I draw with a mechanical 5 mm pencil and when I really need to draw detail I use a 3 mm mechanical pencil.  I almost always draw on bristol board because I love the texture!
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graandine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
oh thanks so much! liked your story *-* I will strive very !
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