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Evolution of Donut Pirate

April 20th, 2014

Donut Pirate Paper DioramaDonut Pirate, a chihuahua inspired donut addict character, the very first Donut Pirate was created in 2008 as a paper diorama(above), followed by 3 colors Donut Pirate tee(below).

Donut Pirate Classic Tee

Donut Pirate 2014It’s still one of my favorite characters created to date, with a lot of personality and possibilities, I was hoping to turn it into a toy, but due to its complex design, its not technically possible for me create at this point. However, we’ll see Donut Pirate come to live on mobile devices very soon! A brand new Donut Pirate with full color, evolved to my current drawing style, Donut Pirate game will drop on April 29 on App Store, more details to follow… :)

Works Cited Exhibition @ myplasticheart

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

Design Assembly Interview

April 7th, 2014

Design AssemblyI was recently interviewed by Design Assembly, a NZ graphics design community providing inspiration and latest industry information for NZ creatives.

In this interview I talked about how I get into toy making, my toy designs, inspirations, my first game “Doo Doo Diving“, upcoming new game “Donut Pirate”…and many more, you can read the full interview online here.

Thank you Scott for the interview, a genuine awesome dude who’s also producing his very first toy, more toys coming out from Aotearoa, yessss! :)

We Are Indie Toys!

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!

‘By Your Side’ from Zapuni

March 11th, 2014

this is a clever stop motion to support children affected by 311 earthquake/tsunami, made by zapuni studio, best known for nhk’s domo kun series, its so well made that i have to share it with you… enjoy & remember to donate!