Monday, May 31, 2010

Ghostbusters back in NY

Dr Venkman vs. Slimer
"Who do you gonna call...?" One of my favorite films is Ghostbusters, so I guess you couldn't have much more fun than this when painting a mask...!

Go to DAVEART MaskGallery to check out John De Santi's design with Dr Venkman's fight with Slimer... I love to paint details, and here I really did go bananas... You can also check out and comment the mask on our Facebook page.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Slideshow from the latest School Of Airbrush weekend

DAVEART School Of Airbrush
Now we have updated with a slideshow from the latest Airbrush Power Weekend in our own airbrush school DAVEART School Of Airbrush. On Saturday it was a Basic course and on Sunday a Step 1 course with introduction to freehand painting. Since both courses are held in one weekend you get both courses for a great package price. It's so much fun to paint together with you all weekend!

Check out the pics at the School website. One thing we painted was a scarecrow!

I've got a lot of e-mails asking about courses in the summer, but since I'm fully booked with jobs we will have the next course in October, more precisely in 153 days... But time goes fast and we strongly recommend you to book your place now or as soon as possible, we have already have a number of bookings.

We also get many requests for international courses in English, and this is something we are planning to start with. In short we will put up a web form where you can register your interest and help us develop the international courses.

Now I'm gonna paint a turtle in action, have a nice day!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Contest - win tickets for the whole family to Kolmården Zoo

Hello all! Last week we presented a mask design that I did on behalf of my favorite zoo and Scandinavia's largest wildlife park Kolmården in Sweden. To celebrate this, and that the summer has arrived, DAVEART and Kolmården together present a nice contest!

Win a family package with entrance to both Kolmården Wildlife Park and Safari Park for two adults and two children (value 1020 SEK)! We have three packages to give away...

Contest question: What animals did I paint on the Kolmården mask?

Also write a motivation of at least 20 words why just you should win.

E-mail your answer to before the 10th of June. Good luck!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Check out the helmet I made for the NY Mets

NY Mets
Today we have the pleasure to present a very different and fun painting. One evening the phone rang as I was resting at home after a busy day of painting. It was the owner of the New York Mets who called, he had seen my paintings and wanted a DAVEART designed baseball helmet. Funny and different I thought, and very honoring!

I got free hands to create a design with NY Mets theme. Check it out in MiscGallery, and Mets, I'm happy you liked the helmet so much! And thanks for the invitation to New York to watch baseball, it will be much fun!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mask with wildlife park theme...

Today we have the pleasure to present a slightly different design with Kolmården wildlife park. I have painted a number of times for Kolmården wildlife park, one of my favorite parks by the way. Here they wanted to sponsor Nyköping Hockey with a mask design promoting their wolves and gorillas... And they didn't want them to appear violent, they wanted to show their gracious looks. I zoomed-in the faces of the animals and created a design out from this.

Check out the mask in DAVEART MaskGallery and on our Facebook page!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hedberg's Moose head mask

Atlanta Thrashers
I've had this idea for a long time, and now it was finally time to realize it. It was crazy much fun to paint a moose head all over the mask, I really had to use my imagination to make it fit on the mask... I worked a lot with clear color fields and contrast lines that tie the design together and make it maximum clear and distinct.

Check it out in MaskGallery and on the DAVEART Facebook page where you also can make a comment. Welcome!