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, March 26, 2014

Box Hero Commission Complete, a Great Success

This past weekend I traveled to Dallas for an Orthodontic convention with Amanda and her office. Her boss commissioned me to make a box head for every employee as well as a full box heroes suit for him, and I went along as tech support... and I transported all of the box heads to and from Dallas. There is always a banquet that includes a costume contest and the Doctor was determined to win this year. This project had been underway since late last year. So here are some close ups of all the heads and some pics from the party.

Bat Girl - Her ears are there they're just tucked up underneath the head on top.


Black Widow

Captain America - His little wings are there you just can't see them.

Cat Woman - Again, her ears are there you just can't see them.



Iron Man

Miss America

Ms Marvel



Spider Girl

Super Man

Super Woman

Super Girl

Wonder Woman A

Wonder Woman B

Bat Girl B

She Hulk

Green Lantern

These arms I made are made to resemble the Sure Smile robotic arms that bend wires for braces. My head is Ultron, but I thought the arms and the head went well together.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Box Hero Commission Just About Done

For everyone that I owe toys to I apologize as almost everything else had to be put on hold as this really large project came to a head. I was commissioned to make a set of Box Hero heads for the entire staff at the Orthodontist office my wife works at for a convention/costume contest at the end of the week. There are a total of 21 heads and a matching shirt was purchased for each of the characters aside from 3 who weren't popular enough to have a pre made shirt available, and an entire Mark III Iron Man suit for the Dr. The other 3 shirts I designed myself and screen printed, and I am actually going on the trip with the staff as technical support, photographer, documenter..and whatever else is needed of me. Almost the entire staff is women so there are a 2 Bat Girls, 2 Wonder Woman, and several female versions of popular characters who may or may not actually exist in the DC or Marvel universe. When I finish everything I am going to take individual pictures of all the heads but for now here is a little taste... and if you don't already follow me on Instagram I have been posting on there about the heads for the last 6–8 weeks.

The characters are:

1 - Iron man
2 - Batman
3 - Super Man
4 - Captain America
5 - Super Woman
6 - Super Girl
7 - Female Green Lantern
8 - Female Flash
9 - Batgirl A
10 - Batgirl B
11 - Huntress
12 - Black Widow
13 - Miss Marvel
14 - Female Captain America
15 - Cat Woman
16 - Rogue
17 - Spider Girl
18 - She Hulk
19 - Wonder Woman A
20 - Wonder Woman B
21 - Female Robin
22 - And I am the only Villain - Ultron

Toys will be back on the agenda by Sun, as will March Madness.

Go Cards and Cats.