Archive for February, 2011

Veganpire Symbiote W.I.P. Part 2

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

continues from W.I.P. Part 1, i’m finishing up this custom Symbiote for upcoming For The Love Of Vinyl exhibition at Dragatomi

14. masking the symbiote, prepare to paint the shoes…

15. red shoe!!

16. prepare to paint white base coat, i use a shrpie to outline where to eyes and hair are, so the guide line will still be visible after white layer!

17. sculpey parts painted and glued!

18. another layer of white paint, masked horns, ready for final face paint…

19. mixed my own ZOMBIE-MINT color, specially for Veganpires!

20. face painted in gradient!

21. painted details and spill some blood on his face, i mean cherry juice….

22. glue on rest of accessories and paint his pant black!

23. every vampire needs a cape! so does Veganpires! but i’m totally useless when it comes to sewing, luckily i could seek help from mom, she’s really good at it, she made a perfectly fit cape in half a day!

24. lastly, layers of mat varnish & signature! (mom should have signed this hehe…)

Veganpire Symbiote is born! heading to Sacramento this March… Watch out! all you Californian cherries  ;-)

Veganpire Symbiote W.I.P. Part 1

Friday, February 18th, 2011

VEGANPIRE aka Vegetarian Vampire, revisit of an old idea i’ve been working for long time, the cherry sucking vampires, finally this time came up with a proper name, and a new design that i’m applying cross platforms, first on the Symbiote!

1. blank symbiote, accessories & goodies from For The Love Of Vinyl curator Denise! :)

2. preparing templates for his hair, eyes & nose…

3. trace the features on symbiote, making sure it looks right like what i’ve pictured in mind….

4. shaping up his nose/mouth with super sculpey!

5. complete his nose/mouth part, i decided to bake it separately, due to lack of info on symbiote materials, i’m afraid i might melt some parts like my sketchbot last time, hehe….

6. more templates! horn and top hat! i think this is the first time i use compass since high school?! yes i know how to still draw perfect circles…

7. marking horn & top hat position… *half guessed*

8. base shape of the mini top hat!

9. draw the cherry symbol on top hat, i’ve designed this symbol specific for VEGANPIRE, you’ll see more of this later on…

10. sculpted mini top hat!! pretty small huh?

11. horn or ear? i dont even know myself… it just look balanced with this little thing hehe…

12. all sculpey parts completed!!

13. some ribbon & buttons for his clothing, all accessories ready! paint & finishing next… (stay tuned for part2) ;)

New Prints In Store!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

my new stencil print “Maori Warrior”, now showing at Wootini Gallery, also available from my online store! limited to 10 prints only! :)

valentine’s toy mentioned earlier has been canceled, a last minute work came up, and i don’t rush my toys, so i’m saving this toy idea for next year, however i’ve started working on a brand new toy character, it’s gonna be one hell of a monster!! \(ouo)/

enjoy your weekend & happy valentine’s day

NZ Goes POP!

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

New Zealand Goes Pop group art show opens on February 4th at Wootini Gallery,  featuring prints, original paintings, plushies and customized designer figures from 13 NZ artists! i’ll be showing a new print influenced by maori artworks, and an old piece, the root of Hollow Threat idea!

BIG ups to Jess aka Team Sweet, the curator of the show! i think this show is gonna be fresh for many in states, its not often you see a show with a line up of unfamiliar names from far away! so go support it people!! (and if you are expecting Flight of the Conchords or The Lord of the Rings…you’ll be disappointed!)

Wootini Gallery – 101 Lloyd Street Carrboro, NC, USA.
Opening Reception – Friday, February 4th, 7-11pm

Show Runs – February 4th – 28th, 2011
…more details please visit Wootini website!