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One more toy…

Friday, November 7th, 2014

I’ll drop 5 Sushi Inu here tomorrow(friday 3pm eastern time), the other 5 at DesignerCon(booth 203) this weekend! And there’s one more for those who have missed out on the original BEVIL.

Lemon & Lime Infused BEVIL, a DesignerCon exclusive, only 5 made, and you probably won’t see BEVIL again anytime soon(run out of blank BEVIL…maybe i’ll make some more when i have spare time?!)

Sushi Inu W.I.P – Part 2

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

continuing from Sushi Inu W.I.P – part 1, now that we have the master sculpt done, its time to get messy with chemicals…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-20preparing the mold base with klean klay…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-21building legos wall…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-22pouring silicone, this is 2nd part of the 2-part mold…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-23completed silicone molds! ran into problem casting the ears, fail rate was too high, and i have to remake the molds for the ears…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-24casting Sushi Inu(s), it’s a war zone…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-25limited numbers of Sushi Inu blanks were made, hundreds of parts, countless hours of touch up and sanding… think back now, it seems like a bad decision to create this figure in separate parts?!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-26first layer of the gradient…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-27second layer of gradient, this is the main reason for separate parts, more control over the coloring…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-28giving the sushi a little bit of flavor…
Sushi_Inu_WIP-29face painted!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-30…and the back
Sushi_Inu_WIP-31seaweed wrapped, all parts painted, ready to put them all together!
Sushi_Inu_WIP-32super glued, they are not articulate-able, well…theres no point to have articulation for such short little legs anyway :P
Sushi_Inusealed with layers of protection coats and the Sushi Inu was born! most time consuming piece i’ve done to date, only 10 were made, 5 of them will be on my online shop from Friday 7 November, 3pm EST/12 noon PST/8pm London time.

the other 5 will be available at DesignerCon this weekend,  booth 203 (Good Awful), be sure to check out some of NZ’s lowbrow art showcasing at booth 203’s Tiny Travelling Gallery(such a rad mobile gallery/suitcase!), plus Good Awful’s debut resin creations, it’s gonna be a very “yummy” booth! :-)

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-06
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 :)

For the Love of Donut!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Donut Pirate is a casual game I’ve been working on for over 2 months, with some helps from friends and family, it’ll finally see the light in a few days!

It started with a simple donut catching idea involving my Donut Pirate character and a lot of donutsssss! and the first thing came to mind is OLLA BOKU‘s cute donut drawings, so instead of me doing donut designs from scratch(likely end up something similar to OLLA’s), I thought it’d be fun to get her involve in the project, and I talked to OLLA about the game concept, she has been extremely supportive and easy to work with, contributed her large library of delicious donuts, allowed me to mess around with her designs to fit the game’s art style!

Donut Pirate GameOLLA BOKU not only draws donut, she also makes them….in wool! below are her handmade wool-plush donuts – LuLu & her partner, they are my favorite donuts from OLLA, which also appeared in the game! Thank you OLLA!

OLLA BOKU's Donut Plush

OLLA BOKU's Donut Plush(peter rabbit loves OLLA’s donut plush hehe..)

Donut Pirate game also sees contribution from Jason Liao, a fresh design graduate/game enthusiast/friend, he sketched some fire & explosion animation for the game, and they are something you probably don’t want to see in the game LOL(hints gameplay). Oh BTW…the game voice over was done by my 4 years old nephew Caleb! hope I don’t get sued over child labor… :P

thanks to everyone helped making this game, it’ll be available on App Store from 29 April…..for FREE! ❤

Works Cited Exhibition @ myplasticheart

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Works Cited Exhibition“Work Cited” is a group exhibition inspired by children’s literature, curated by Studio Miners, opening on Friday April 11.

In this exhibition, I’ve painted ‘Momotaro’ from memory, a Japanese folk tale about a boy who was born from a giant peach, and his journey of fighting monsters in a distant island, where he met some new animal friends who helped Momotaro in his quest. It’s one of most unique and creative children’s story I’ve read, and probably the most memorable one, as there are all sorts of products for it, I was really into it when I was a kid, remember saw the Momotaro movie, cartoon, played its own video game, and even till today I still check out its ever growing related products.

taro TimelapseHere’s a preview timelapse of my piece, please excuse the low quality compression of gif animation, i know it feels like www in the 90’s :P

“Works Cited” Group Exhibition
Opens 6 – 9pm, Friday, April 11, 2014 at myplasticheart; Runs through May 11, 2014

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth St., NY, NY 10002
(646) 290-6866

Participating Artists:
Apak, Brian Butler, Evoker, Flying Fortress, Gary Ham, Michael Hsiung, Aya Kakeda, Sean Kernick, Abe Lincoln Jr., Phil Lumbang, MCA, Courtney Moy, Clams Rockefeller, Chris RWK, Paul Shih, Naoko Stoop, Tim Sullivan, Mr. Walters