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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Resin Horseman Heads

All the Headless Horseman orders have been shipped unless I have spoken to you otherwise. I think they came out great and typical for me it took much longer than anticipated because basically every one was different and unique and I insisted on making different packaging from the un-numbered heads I was giving away at Comic Con…but I think you all will like what you get. Quite a spectrum here:

I will have a few things to put in the store soon including a body or 2 and perhaps a complete figure with painted head like the original scheme. Whenever I finish those I will put em up in the store and just leave em tip someone grabs it and will be ready to ship asap. And the problem with the heads right now is unless Kidrobot produces the figure most of you who don't already have a body won't ever get one because I'm not ever gonna make enough to go around. 

Appreciate everyone being patient with me…working hard here, it just takes time

Lots of commissions in the works as usual. Hit me up if you have questions or concerns.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Kaws Box Suit

Halloween has come and gone and you do not have your Horseman Heads yet and I apologize. I got into painting them and I decided I didn't want to do the same ol thing with each one so it's taking me longer to finish them then I hoped. I very much want to get them in the mail this weekend, but maybe Monday at the latest.

On a side note, I did finish and post the picture of my Kaws Dissected Companion Box Heroes suit to Kawsstudio instagram and he just reposted my pic last night. It's up to just over 5000 likes now and he's supposed to choose a winner today so I have fingers crossed that he likes my costume. Here are some pics that Amanda and I took in front of The High Museum of Art here in Atlanta where Kaws had his exhibition last year.

And if you haven't already go and like my picture on @kawsstudio. There is a half naked chick and a baby that have way more likes. :) Tits and toddlers will beat you every time.

I posted most of these same pics on either my IG or Flicker but here they are again. Overall I am very happy with how he came out. I didn't have to cut any corners in terms of design, and at the last minute I figured out a way to have a red undershirt for the left side, and a dark undershirt for the right side. I actually have a dark long sleeve shirt on, with a red short sleeve over it. I rolled up the short sleeve up to my shoulder on the right side, and then put a red long soccer sock over my hand up past my elbow on the left side, so that's what you see peeking through at the gap at my elbow. He's pretty hard to walk in so I don't know if I'll be wearing him in any parades any time soon, but I'm gonna mess with the feet and leg mechanics and see if I can't get it a little more mobile.

 The finger in the background here is the live painting installation that Kaws did for his exhibition. This was the first time I'd been back to The High in over a year and I was very happy to see that it was still there. The High was smart to keep it and I hope it remains as a permanent fixture at the museum. When he was scheduled to be painting it I was planning on going to watch for a while but he ended up painting it early and doing it off hours so people like me wouldn't be bothering him.

 This is almost the exact location of where Passing Through sat in the courtyard in front of the Museum. There really isn't much to look at out there now but these trees. Although you can see the scoops at the top of the picture, the very top of the building, which are directional skylights that capture the sunlight for the gallery at certain times of day…a trademark of architect Frank Gehry. They are beautiful from the inside looking up.

 When I was standing at the top of the stairs some guy waiting at the bus stop was yelling "Whose in that Box?" at me from behind Amanda as she was shooting. Neither of us responded, but it was pretty funny.

At the end of the shoot a man and his 2 young kids came up to us and asked us some questions about the box suit. They were curious but they were also scared to say anything so the dad approached us first. Amanda showed them pics of the Dissected Companion on her phone as a reference and the young boy told me he was an artist too. Maybe I inspired him to keep doing it as I told him as an adult I still play with toys and get to make cool things like this suit so keep drawing and painting and do whatever you like to do.

It's already November and I'm gonna get back to busting my ass on commissions. Got a bunch of boxes to make, portraits to draw for Dunny's, and things to ship. Thanks for being patient and continuing to be so…I'm still here and I did not forget about you.