Sushi Inu W.I.P – Part 1

October 29th, 2014

hello! its been awhile, i’ve been busy with the family and preparing for some DCon releases, Sushi Inu is a completely new toy design based on one of my Sushi Kaiju drawing, and most challenging piece i’ve made so far(technically), anyways, this is how it was made… Sushi_Inu_WIP-01starting with sketch and foil skeleton…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-02briefly warped up with super suclpey
Sushi_Inu_WIP-03with some help from the back of a marker pen, i was able to press the holes in even size…or close enough, these are for the legs!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-04shaped the seaweed warp…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-05preparing paper stencils…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-07mark the guides…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-08this is guide for the ear join areas…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-09carve back in for the ear joins
Sushi_Inu_WIP-10sculpt the eyes and mouth…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-11his little butt and tail
Sushi_Inu_WIP-13now that features are done, time to fill in with sushi rice…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-15Sushi Inu’s body complete!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-16moving on to his parts! for the ears, i drew the ear guide with sharpie on a piece of baking paper…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-17sculpt onto the baking paper that warps around the sushi, so that it maintain the shape and not stick onto the surface…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-18sharpie marked guide will transfer onto oil based sculpey surface, very helpful for me to continue shaping the ear part…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-19last part of the sculpt, four little legs! and Sushi Inu is ready for the mold… TO BE CONTINUED :)

Tiny Travelling Gallery

August 8th, 2014

Tiny Travelling Gallery needs you! Scott & Colleen had this idea of packing some of NZ lowbrow artist’s work in a customized travelling suitcase/mini gallery, travel with them in their upcoming trip to LA & London, showcase to the audiences in DesignerCon(LA) & Renegade Fair(London)! Tiny Travelling Gallery project is now live on a new crowd-funding platform “Spark My Potential” run through Spark(ex-Telecom NZ), you can go to this link and help make this project happen, bring my artwork along with many other NZ artists to LA & London! Thank$! :)

Spark my potential - Tiny Travelling Gallery

Q Pop x Konatsu Exhibition

June 28th, 2014


It’s been awhile! I’m slowly getting back to toy making, and before my new toy comes out, I’ve painted a Negora for Konatsu’s first US exhibition at Q Pop this weekend!(Love her work!) The opening reception will be on June 28th, Saturday. From 7pm-10pm @ Q Pop, 128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St, Los Angeles.

Here’s my one off “Bronzu Negora” for the show :)

Bronzu Negora by Paul Shih

Artists lineup:
64 Colors, Amy Sol, Angry Woebots, Becky Dreistadt, Bwana Spoons, Carrie Liao, Chris Mitchell, Devilrobots, Dream Rocket, Fawn Veerasunthon, Hideyuki Tanaka, Jason Freeny, Jeff Ranjo, Jeremiah, Ketner, Joey Chou, J RYU, Keiko Miyata, Keiko Murayama, Kenji Fukuda, Koraters, Luke Chueh, Magen Mitchell, Mari Inukai, Miss Kika, Mizna Wada, Nekonoko, Noriya Takeyama, Patrick Awa, Paul Kaiju, Paul Shih, Rampage, Shimomoku, Sket One, Squink, Stephanie Ramirez, Sylvia Liu, T9G, Touma, Victoria Ying, Yoko Sueyoshi, Yumi Moriwaki.

Pictoplasma – The #CharacterSelfie Project

May 5th, 2014

The #CharacterSelfie project is currently showing within Pictoplasma’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition! And you can find my Donut Pirate selfie in the central installation, exhibition runs until 11 May!

The Pictoplasma Portrait Gallery
Kaufhaus Jandorf
Brunnenstr. 19-21
Berlin Mitte

Donut Pirate launched on AppStore!

April 30th, 2014

Donut Pirate is now available to download on iOS AppStore, for free! :)

Donut Pirate is my new take on endless catch & dodge game, designed for casual gamers like myself, I used to play large AAA games on consoles, since I got my iPhone, the way of gaming and my taste of game has changed quite a lot, the convenience of smartphone made me lazier, so lazy I can’t even bother to insert disc into gaming console :P

Donut Pirate Game

so this is my first attempt to design a game for the lazies, a very simple game where player tilt the device to control Donut Pirate, catch as many yummy donuts as they can! Look out for bombs & fire falling from the sky. Tilt, swipe and tap to survive the dangerous world of falling donuts!

Donut Pirate GameDonut Pirate in action!

Donut Pirate Game30 delicious donuts to unlock & collect…

Craving for some donuts now? feed your iPhone/iPad with Donut Pirate! :-)

p.s. Thanks to OLLA BOKU, Jason Liao & Caleb for making this game possible!