Archive for the ‘TOY’ Category

Sushi Inu W.I.P – Part 1

Wednesday, 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 :)

Q Pop x Konatsu Exhibition

Saturday, 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.

We Are Indie Toys!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

we are indie toysarrived today is my most anticipated art book – WE ARE INDIE TOYS! very first book documenting the resin art toy culture, 30 selected artists demonstrate their resin toys & process of making, for those who want to get into toy making, there are plenty of useful tips & tricks, or those who collects resin toy, this is a perfect book for you! ;)

we are indie toys
we are indie toys - paul shiha complete collection of my Hollow Threat series resin toys(before fortune teller), every colorway and editions, thats 5 years of resin toys or 10 pages of plastic goodness from me…

we are indie toys - paul shih
we are indie toys - paul shihPANDARA on the back cover! :D

resin toys! spanish versionthank you Louis for this awesome book, WE ARE INDIE TOYS is available now in major book stores world-wide, or look out for spanish version called RESIN TOYS!

Around The World In 80 Toys

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Around The World in 80 Toys Concept Flyer Final Outlines
Around the world in 80 toys
, a group exhibition all about art toys opens tonight, and I have a piece in the show, thats my first toy ever reached Adelaide! artists lineup looks promising, and I know Nick put a lot of efforts organizing the exhibition, making it the biggest art toy exhibition in Australia, so don’t miss out!

Thursday, February 13, 6pm @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide
Suite 1, Level 2, 93 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, Australia.

please visit gallery website for more info :)


Fortune Teller Valentine’s Edition

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Fortune Teller Valentines Edition

Fortune Teller – Valentine’s Edition is available now, hand-cast & painted resin toy for your special someone(or your beloved collection), you can get it from my online store :)

Each come with a valentines themed fortune message, for those who wish to customize your own fortune(message) to your loved one, please place order first, then email me your message, thank you!