I finally finished up my contribution to the "Most Wanted" messageboard artists series on the Kidrobot Forums. I also did two chase figures which will remain a mystery until they are opened :)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This is my contribution to the Robolucha Custom Show being presented by Patch Together. I Always thought these guys looked like those old diving suits so I decided to run with that. The show will be touring Europe for a few months at the end of which the the pieces will be sold, with the proceeds going to a charitable cause.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
When living in a relatively small town in Maine it is necessary to fulfill my Toy world needs via the internet and stores with an online presence. It is equally important to avoid paying exorbitant shipping charges. At most of the larger online art toy stores this means spending $100 in order to receive free shipping.
While I could easily spend that much and more every week and still not be sated, the reality of my cash flow makes being frugal considerably more prudent. I waited very patiently for a very long time until there was $100 worth of stuff that I had to have. I will do a quick rundown...
Clutter Magazine - What is there to say? Necessary.
Tokidoki zipper pulls. I love zipper pulls and there isn't too much variety out there so these are welcome. They are a little bit more expensive than most zipper pulls but they are bigger too. Let's say I was happy with half of them ;)
Baby Monk by Veggiesomething- Awesome... I was waiting for this to hit the shops.
Munny and Stephan Le Podd - Needed these for customs. They are great of course.
MPH Artist Series Poketo Wallet : Julie West - This one was for my wife and she loved the art but was not too crazy about the wallet. If it had 6 card slots and instead of 3 slots and a coin pocket she would have been much happier.
Friday, July 10, 2009
This is a custom Kanser I just finished up for a collector on the Kidrobot forums. I had free rein on this one and was admittedly a little self indulgent. The collector recently commissioned a number of custom Kansers and I was lucky enough to be one of the artists involved. It was a little intimidating doing this one after seeing several of the other commissions completed by some very talented artists, but I am pretty happy with the results. It should arrive at its destination in a few days and I'll found out what its owner thinks once he has it in hand.
More pictures are available on my Flickr account.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Got this awesome guy the other day. He is a Glyos System Buildman by Onell Design, and custom painted by Dead Presidents' Matt Walker. The pictures really do not do the paint justice; it is beautiful in person. And yes I flipped on of the images to make my composite a little easier to do ;)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I received two awesome packages in the mail today. The first was a Yowie, a hand cast resin DIY toy by Jon Cumbo, aka jondoesdoodles. I love this guy. He is pretty simple as one might expect in a platform toy, but there is something about him that gives him a ton of character. Looking forward to painting this one.
Also, in the mail today was our orange Petit Astrolapin, by Mr. Clement. What can I say? These guys are awesome. There was a bit of a mix up initially with the order but Mr. Clement fixed everything very quickly and agreeably.
I will say this for what I do... getting the mail has never been more fun :)
Welcome! After many years of thinking about starting a blog, I have finally taken the plunge and decided to do it.
Though I have a website and a Flickr account where my portfolio can be seen, I felt like I needed a place to share sketches, work in progress, ideas, and my love of art and art toys.
I also decided to open a small shop to facilitate selling anything that needs selling. Most of my work is commissioned so I don't often have much for sale, but if a piece I have done for a show gets returned unsold I now have somewhere of my own to sell it.
Nothing fancy, and there is a lonely Labbit in there already, waiting for a happy home :)
I haven't done any advertising for the blog or shop yet, but when I do I imagine I will do a contest giveaway or something. So stay tuned...