Saturday, September 28, 2013

Baby Deadbeet

I received my vinyl Baby Deadbeet in the mail the other day and couldn't wait to paint him.

This fella was designed by Scott Tolleson and sculpted by George Gaspar. And this particular Deadbeet is custom painted by yours truly. The detail on this sculpt is outstanding. I love this figure and had a blast painting him. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

4square Exchange

I frequent the October Toys forum and got in on an art exchange. My secret artist was an awesome dude named Charles Marsh who goes by the name Monsterforge. I'm so happy to have received his piece in the mail today. I'm really glad to be a part of  this online community that challenges me to create. And it's cool to get free art by talented individuals. Looking forward to the next exchange.

Here's the piece I did. I drew and colored it in a four inch square, then got a good print made, and finally glued it to a board for a border and put magnets on back. To see a finished pic and the other awesome works of art check out this link:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Shitfer Brain & Buddy Dung

Like many kids growing up in the 1980s, I played with Madballs. My mom was always picking up those gross little squishy toys for me and my brother as Christmas and birthday presents. But not just Madballs; she would also buy us Weird Balls and many of the generic plastic rip offs that were coming out at the time. I still have one of the plastic ones. It managed to survived over the years, not being made from the cheap foam material like the original line.  I wish I still had all those gross balls that I cherished so much as a kid, but thank God there's always eBay. I've been able to track down a couple of the originals and some of the new ones that were released about a decade ago. I'm also waiting for a Rude Ralph to arrive in my mail box.  So I've been reliving my childhood a bit with my two boys lately while we seek out more of these rare creatures. 
In the meantime, I've created my own Madball. His name is Shitfer Brain, and he comes with a little companion named Buddy Dung. These disgusting oddities were cast in resin and each hand painted. I've released seven sets so far, two of which are just now available in my online store. Check 'em out!

Set #1
Set #2
Set #3
These first three sets had painted eyes. For the next four I added plastic doll eyes, which I think is a better look for my design.

Set #4
Set #5
Set #6 and #7 (which as I'm writing this are available in my store)

Each set comes with an over sized postcard with the set number and signature.

Thanks for looking, and a HUGE thanks to those who have purchased these guys from my store already. These will most likely be the only sets I cast and paint this year. I have new ideas ready to be brought to life, but will most likely cast some more in the months to come.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The last of my OOAK sculptures:

These are my one of a kind holiday sculptures I created during October and December of 2011. I'll be selling them at the Harley Poe booth at Horrorhound Weekend in Indianapolis on Sept. 6th through the 8th. Come say hello to the band and take a look at some of these. I've been getting into casting lately and probably won't be selling too many more OOAK sculptures, so grab one for your holiday decorating this year.

Also, I just got my over sized postcards in today for my new Shitfer Brain and Buddy Dung resin sets I'm selling in my store. Take a look:
Thanks guys! Hope to see some of you at Horrorhound Weekend!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Bucky O'Hare Repaint: Toadborg

I was bored the other night, but didn't really feel like working on my Shitfer Brains and Buddy Dungs, so I went ahead and painted up Toadborg from the Bucky O'Hare universe. Forgive me, I forgot to take a photo of him before I began painting, but in my humble opinion I have saved another character from a hideous color scheme. Thanks for looking.

I'm beginning to get a nice little collection of custom painted robot figures from the late 80s/early 90s. I so enjoy this.