Melissa K Fontanini aka MissyKat

is a Digital Artist with degrees from OSU and USC. She's currently working as a freelance 3D Generalist - Artist, Animator, Instructor - as well as focusing on her own tangible art

Sunday, November 30, 2014

ScorpioCity and The Worst is Over

 I love supporting and helping my friends however I can.  Their success is my happiness, my success (especially if I get to utilize my artistic skills).  So when I was asked about helping create set pieces/ambiance for a friend's event, of course I was in (The Steaz).

I created a few coral/rock-like display objects for both events, as well as decorated a pillar that was used to display crystals.

It was hilarious because I have a small honda civic, so my car was too tiny to transport anything.  I also had never used spray foam insulation before, but knew that was the look I wanted and the material I needed to use.  I learned a lot about spray foam ;-)

After ScorpioCITY, the coral pieces were used in a music video for the Steaz as well.  It was a whirlwind few days with Thanksgiving Thursday, the Christopher Walken art show in San Francisco Friday, and then the music video on Saturday in Los Angeles for the Steaz's song The Worst is Over.  Now I can sleep.


I even got to be in the music video while I was helping out!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christopher Walken was a Lion Tamer

I participated in a Nicolas Cage themed art show over the summer, so when I heard there was a Christopher Walken themed show coming up in San Francisco, I had to participate!  I had learned that Christopher Walken was a lion tamer in a traveling circus when he was younger, so boom...that was my inspiration!

The Walken Situation: An all Christopher Walken Art Exhibit

Christopher Carny
on 3/4" pine, I sketched his likeness using charcoal and pastels
then I applied fabric to create his wardrobe
built out the hat and covered in faux leather
cut a whip in half and adhered it to the piece
coated in resin

The sketch begins

 adding fabric

 adding the whip
adding some shading
adding the resin

hung on the wall at the show

 I did a portrait of Christopher Walken that I decided to submit to the art show as well called "Regular Guy."