I really appreciate all the support regarding the Nomadiskulls this past week from friends and well as new found followers on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you all very much!
Norman Reedus, I bow humbly to you for your posts. Even the one where the mask was hanging in the background I received a couple messages saying, “Look there’s your mask!” I also wanted to give a very special thank you to StalkingReedus on Twitter for giving me a shout out and helping me find some new friends.
I want to do something to show my appreciation for all of the attention my masks have been getting and so this weekend I made a Daryl Dixon themed Nomadiskull. I will donate the sale of this mask to the victims of the 5/20/2013 Oklahoma tornado victims. Money will go to the Oklahoma Red Cross.
I really hope you all are cool with this and I also hope you like how the mask turned out. It was challenging to add elements of Daryl Dixon to the mask and still keep it close to the style I paint in. I had to change the wings a little bit because they had to be angled to fit around the face verses straight up and down like they are on his vest. The crossbow stabbing the zombie head is my favorite part. Please scroll down through the images below. So, there you have it! I plan on uploading this to auction on Monday evening at 9pm eastern standard time. I will make this mask available worldwide. Keep your eyes on Twitter and Facebook for messages about the Ebay auction. http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=271210013061
Chompsky, the mask I sent to Norman Reedus a couple of weeks ago has made an internet appearance again this week, but this time on the face of actor Scott Wilson who currently plays the character Hershel Greene in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Scott Wilson from The Walking Dead wearing a Nomadiskull. Photo by Norman Reedus
How cool is that?!
I’m thrilled and flattered even if Norman is just goofing around and not really posting to benefit that it’s me who created the mask. It’s very cool to see it when just a few weeks ago I was creating it in my tiny studio with no idea where it would go.
Norman’s post made me so happy that he inspired me to get cracking and work on a new half mask last night. Here is my latest creation that I named, Scarecrow.
For anyone who is interested in purchasing a mask I will be selling 50 full and half masks on Etsy.com this coming August and September. I do not have any for sale just yet, but will release them all at once. If you want to see my current collection as well as what I’ve made in the past you should visit my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/robynomadical. Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone!
Something really cool happened today that I did not necessarily expect. You see, I’m a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead and at some point a couple months ago I started following Norman Reedus on Instagram. Norman plays the character Daryl Dixon on the show if you didn’t know that already and has become quite the fan favorite. I love all the characters, but the thing with Norman is that he really shows his fans how much he appreciates them and though I have not met him in person I’ve seen video and have heard accounts about how incredibly kind he is. I really admire that about him and of course I think he is a brilliant actor, photographer and artist. He posts on Instagram quite frequently and some of the pictures that stick out the most are the ones where he is wearing different masks. There is a really great one that I love of him sitting at a dinner table wearing this gnarly pig’s head. I’m not one to send things to celebrities, but seeing Norman’s Instagram photos and also being the star of a zombie television show I thought it might be cool to send off one of my masks to him. I owe them right? Who would give a damn about my masks had it not been for The Walking Dead show. Well, today when I logged into Twitter I saw he posted a photo and there it was, Chompsky the first mask of 2013 hanging in his trailer. He also put it on and posted a photo on Instagram which I’ll post below along with a detail view of Chompsky. Thank you Norman for posting the pictures as I did not expect you to do that. That was very cool and it makes this rainy Friday afternoon a little more awesome.
I lost my copy of the image for this painting which was commissioned a few years ago and was happy that today I found a website I had joined where I still had it uploaded. That was a nice surprise! It is the biggest painting that I have made so far, but I am interested in doing more large scale work it’s just finding the time to actually get it started. All that will be on hold for awhile because I’ll be painting on masks for the spring and summer. If you have clicked on my About page you will notice that this is the painting I am working on in the photo.
I’m starting work on new masks for fall 2013. I’m hoping to make up to 50, but that will just depend on my supplies. Look for some to be for sale on Etsy this fall. If you’re new to my work I have a complete collection of masks that I’ve painted that you can view at my Facebook page here, http://www.facebook.com/robynomadical.
I’m making some changes around here and I’m hoping the new layout will inspire me to use my website more than I have. I will also adopt a new domain name in the near future which will be http://www.nomadicalart.com. So, check it out and thank you for paying a visit!