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, January 25, 2013

Hard at work

I am super busy working on stuff right now and have been posting more on Instagram and Twitter. If you're not already following me you can find me at @Nikejerk.

I got a bunch of Kano's Flight Dunny's this week and plan on making a custom Mutations set of 3 other of the Seekers and right now my top contenders, based mostly on their colors and contrast, are

Sunstorm, Updraft and Acid Storm.

A few others that I also like are:

I yanked these images off photo bucket so I did not draw these but this guy did a ton of them. 
If you're interested in these guys and have an opinion...email, tweet or message me and maybe they could be yours.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

HH Prints

I know of the 6 people that actually follow my blog probably follow me on Instagram and/or Twitter so you probably saw my wip pics of me printing last night so you know the Horseman prints are on the way... and they look great. I forgot how much work it is to change colors in the middle of a print run without cleaning off the previous color first. It gives you some interesting variations in color but also makes a giant mess. I got 4 of the 7 colors done last night and I'm exhausted today. I've got a blister on my left hand and my legs are killing me. Can't tell if I'm getting old or if I'm getting soft. Or maybe printing is tiring. I guess it doesn't help that last night was the earliest I've gone to bed all week and I laid down at 2AM. I ended up printing more than was ordered SO everyone that was in on the pre-order will get a print whose colors match the original design and none of those will be available to any one else. Also, your prints will be separately numbered, and the remaining prints will be sold for a price slightly higher than what you paid. I also plan on getting some small packets together to send to various important people to help advance the production of the Horseman.

I'm finishing up a heavy project that went a bit long from Christmas and once that is finished I will be working on a handful of 3" Dunny commissions that are long overdue as well as my piece for the Artists Without Borders show next month, my Dudes for the Creepy Crawlers series and a handful of other things all at the same time. My days are already slipping away and I have 7 months to finish all my commissions so I can go to Comic Con!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Justice League Part 2

These guys have been done for a long time but I just finished the boxes and got them shipped out. I originally did a Booster Gold and Blue Beetle set and the collector wanted to do the entire Justice League International and these were figure 3, 4 and 5 in the set. I would be moving onto Ice, Fire and The Flash but I am waiting to hear from him. It's been a while since we talked and he didn't respond to the last email that I sent him.

Batman,  Guy Gardner and Martian Manhunter

Here is the image of all the characters that were to be made....eventually.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Custom Box

I finally shipped The Birro Mutation out and did a little custom job on the box. I think this turned out great and is a good example of the evolution of my line work which has been getting darker and darker lately with more and more black. The Breaking Bad pair I did is also a good example of my affinity for darker lines in my current work.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Why So Serious

Haven't posted in a while, been really busy. Hope to get back to regular updates but til then I'll leave you with this. One of my recent commissions...a Birro Mutation I've aptly titled "Why So Serious?"