SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) It takes talent, creativity and imagination to be an artist.
And although Jasmine Brooks says she has the desire to be an artist, does she have the skill to back it up?
We find the answer in this week’s…. ‘Jasmine on the Job’.
It’s quite fascinating to see the Flintstone Family, Incredible Hulk and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz all in the same room.
But inside Jeff D’Angelo’s Design studio. you’ll find just about anything and if he doesn’t have it, he says, he’ll make it!
It all starts here….at the drawing board.
“You got to have a vision. What do you see there? Let’s make a face out of the number two. Oh my gosh, ok! I see a pointy nose so I would draw a nostril. Nice! And then i would make a smile.” Said D’Angelo.
It’s not easy! .
“Do you really start drawings with numbers? Or are you just teaching me hwo to draw that way? Well that’s usually between people one and five, but i figured we will start slow with you.”
On to the painting.
” Just blend like you are putting make-up on.” D’Angelo advises.
If only it were that easy.
The final product. A larger than life prop.
Jeff’s passion for art began when he was just a young boy.
“Four-years-old, five-years-old, I think I’m the greatest artist of all time. I start coloring a coloring book, ripping the pages out, walking around meadow avenue. I started selling them for maybe a nickel or dime a piece.”
His gift to create continued to grow, so did his collection.
He now has over six-thousand characters throughout his design studio.