The Carnival Arts Group have over the years been commissioned to produce a variety of works from dragons for theatrical performances, to street art commissions. Each time the product has been above expectations from the client and always on time.

This is a recent commission for San Migel (Spanish beer co)    

 The brief:

"Based around the Valencian festival of Las Fallas and the ‘Carnival of Our Fathers’ from the ATL we will bring the passion, excitement and energy of a Spanish fiesta to the streets of London.

We will create a procession of characters all dressed in a range  of over sized Spanish inspired papier-mache masks creating an atmosphere that is theatrical, passionate, loud but slightly sinister."

The Carnival Arts group were commissioned to make the heads with back-packs. We used bamboo and willow whithys to make the structure, muslin and latex solution for the skin, then painted the heads with a good quality acrylic paint and varnished the finished product for durability.

The results as you can see are big, bold, colourful and lively a real eye-catcher for the procession.



First, the preliminary sketches




then down to work







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