Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Spade-Skulls (Kinda...)

Custom Easter Dunnys- Kinda...
After completing the green flocked Spade-Skull mini for St. Patrick's Day, I've been wanting to test out a slightly different flocking technique. So along came these guys. What I decided to try different with these guys was to compact the flocking onto the figure while the glue was still slightly tacky. It definitely gives it a slightly less furry look and has a more velvety appearance. But I don't know if it's just that the black flocking shows a more imperfections or what, but I can see a lot more spots on these where the flocking looks thin as opposed to other flocked customs I've made. I did one touch-up session earlier this evening on them, I might have to hit them again this week. With that, it's back to big stuff. I've got one really big project almost wrapped up, and them I'm going full-force on creating a few more pieces for SDCC and getting back to commissions. No rest for me...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Mini Customs

Green Customs for St. Patrick's Day
I'd been wanting to work on some green customs for a while now, so I figured why not try to get a few done for the St. Patty's Day? Here's what I just finished right on time from left to right: The Green/White Totem Dunny, The White Pearl/Green Lucky Spade-Skull Dunny, and the Green Fuzzy Spade-Skull Dunny- all 3-inchers. I was also trying to revive an old NADE custom I was working on last year for the now defunct Rocketpop show, but I was having some issues getting it back together tonight, so back into it's box it went. Too bad, since it's all white/green and has a few shamrocks here and there just like the mini Lucky Dunny. Oh well, maybe I can revive it again and have it ready for next year. Anyway, I've also got a few minis coming for Easter (stay tuned), but once that's done I'm all about commissions (and some special SDCC projects- shhh...)
Green Customs for St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sticker Sighting

Spade-Skull Sticker
No, I wasn't driving down the street and saw this- this was sent to me by Kidrobot Discussion Board member yesterday. His girlfriend really liked the stickers I sent them, so she put it on her car- cool! I figure most of the stickers I send out with my packages usually end up in places they aren't supposed to, so this was a nice change to see :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mono Monkey Totem Mad*L

Mono Monkey Totem Mad*L Front
Here's a new Mad*L commission I just finished up this weekend. Since the client wanted a "mono" color scheme, the Sharpie poster paint markers were given a rest and out came the liquid acrylics and brushes. This one took longer than usual since I don't have as much practice with brushes when it comes to my precision totem work. Anyway, once I got into it I was really enjoying it. While my next big totem probably will just have an acrylic base coat with Sharpie paint marker detail, I think I'm going to slowly make a transition away from the paint markers for large customs.
Mono Monkey Totem Mad*L Back

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Golden Spade-Skull Dunny

Golden Spade-Skull 3-inch Dunny Custom
Here's a little 3-inch Dunny custom I whipped up the other day. This little guy was keeping me sane while I'm working on a few commissions and finishing up some show pieces. Lately I've been infatuated with black/gold color schemes- more proof of this soon...