About Me

I am a professional graphic designer and right now I am moon lighting as a toy customizer. Every waking minute outside of work I commit to painting and sculpting custom toys.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Alot to Do

Here is the finished poster from last week and if I say so myself I am getting pretty good at printing. This came out near perfect and for once Amanda came to help as the time was just slipping away.
I desperately need a drying rack of some kind so without one I just lay them out on the floor to dry so Amanda would take them as I printed and lined them up on the floor. And she posed for the picture that I used to make the drawing for the poster itself...so that is my wife! So cute.

Here is the screen for the black layer.

I've been working on the Jesse and Walt Dunny's and they are close to being done. The sculpting is done and I'm probably about 50% done with the painting. Since this is a holiday gift I decided to do a little extra for the piece so as usual I'm gonna make a custom box but I'm also going to make some custom Breaking Bad wrapping paper... probably white paper with light blue periodic table symbols all over it real small so they almost look like snow flakes. The whole thing needs to be done by the end of the weekend as I have another pretty large project that I need to finish and ship by Christmas. 

This Breaking Bad gift box and wrapping is really something that shows the added effort that goes into most of my projects. It also spurned a brainstorm for a future series — The Periodic Table Dunny's. I'm thinking 10 or so of the most colorful elements — considering many of them are just Gray — Illustrating the actual element on the figure and putting the symbol on the face. I actually love this idea, Thanks Chris. It would be fairly simple and a more painterly execution than most people are used to seeing from me. Let me know what you think of this idea. 

And finally...more pictures of my cat. I know, I'm pathetic. But he is adorable and really bad at the same time. This is Ripley, and yes he is totally named after Ellen Ripley from my favorite Sci-Fi films of all time— Alien.

I'm not going anywhere for Christmas because of work but Amanda is visiting our family so I'll be alone for 4 days and am gonna lock myself in my apt and make customs non-stop. On deck are a bunch more 3" Dunny's, some mini Munny's, and I SO need to finish this Jaws that has been on my desk for more than 2 years. Man I suck.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Everybody Run

I'm working on a new Gig poster for a show this Friday for a band named Everybody Run. It's a local band here in Atlanta and I met these guys through working my trivia show...which is the same spot I did all those posters for over the last 6 months. For anyone that is familiar this is a blatant homage to the very familiar Banksy image aptly titled "Letting Go" but instead of a young girl and a balloon it's a woman...Amanda posed for me... and the skull featured in the bands name. I was provided the bands logo...well, I scanned it off the EP.

This will be a 3 color run of about 30.

Gray, yellow, black.

Still working out the exact details of the typography but I'm liking this so far.

I am going to take the vector drawing into photoshop and make the edges a bit fuzzy as if there were some underspray considering this is intended to look like a stencil on the cement wall. There are a few spots where I already did it and it looks great so I'm gonna beef up that effect prob another 25% throughout the image.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jesse and Walt

After a friendly reminder I actually do have 1 job to do for Christmas and it is a pair of 3" Dunny's that are going to be Walt and Jesse from Breaking Bad in their cooking gear. After giving it some thought I've come up with a pretty sweet idea on how to mod the Dunny's and utilize the shape to best execute the image desired. We're trying to replicate this look right here:

I've decided that both figures can actually be built on the same base platform. So I'm going to sculpt a single figure and then cast the second one and I will make them unique and different by making slight alterations to the sculpt after casting and through the paint application. The most innovative thing I think that I'm going to do is I'm going to replace their ears with their respirator masks. Just imagine if these guys had Dunny ears instead of their masks. Their suits and hoods are gonna be sculpted out as well.
So I have a fair amount of work ahead of me but I really think in the end that this pair is gonna be a great representation of the characters as well as yet another stepping stone in my quest to utilize the Dunny in new ways. 

Estimated time for completion: 2 weeks.