Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt in support of Starship is officially launched! 100 giant eggs created by leading and emerging New Zealand artists, designers and celebrities are hidden in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for nearly a month, prizes to be win for those who found all eggs, and all eggs will be auction off for charity at the end, for more info about the event and the hunting game, please visit http://www.thebigegghunt.co.nz/
This is the largest piece of artwork I’ve worked on so far, and I’m treating it like a giant blank toy, customize like how I’d normally do with resin or vinyl toys, a lot of fun making it, with a lot of support for making my piece possible! Thank you “Nuplex Industries” for your moulding & casting products, “Resene” for all the paints I used in this project, “By Accident Panel & Paint” did an amazing job of clear-coat for me, and “Bootleg” for technical supports!
Here’s the time-lapse making of video for my egg “The Goose That Laid the Giant Golden Egg”, part one of three.
….check back soon for my next video, have fun hunting! (I’m out to find my egg…)
continuing from Sushi Inu W.I.P – part 1, now that we have the master sculpt done, its time to get messy with chemicals… preparing the mold base with klean klay… building legos wall… pouring silicone, this is 2nd part of the 2-part mold… completed silicone molds! ran into problem casting the ears, fail rate was too high, and i have to remake the molds for the ears… casting Sushi Inu(s), it’s a war zone… limited 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?! first layer of the gradient… second layer of gradient, this is the main reason for separate parts, more control over the coloring… giving the sushi a little bit of flavor… face painted! …and the back seaweed wrapped, all parts painted, ready to put them all together! super glued, they are not articulate-able, well…theres no point to have articulation for such short little legs anyway :P sealed 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! :-)