Time to plug a few projects .. first up we have my art show in Japan this coming October 2010 with fellow Kaiju painter Matt Walker, called ” In Living Kolor ” .. the Kolor refers to Matts new and cool line of paints called Monster Kolor … check em out here and order a trail sized set 😉 I use them now to paint my soft vinyl toys … will be a cool show in that both Matt and I will be set up to paint live, and we fully expect some surprise guests to join in .. sort of a painting “jam” session … we’ll be sure and video it for those who can not join us in the fun 😉
Here’s how I created the image in about 6 hours (!) from an idea by Yo Miyamoto ( his sketch is the cartoon above my drawing board… which I think looks better than my image ! )
after drawing the faces in, I decide to add some random texture to the board .. using ripped pieces of paper and matte medium .. and a hair dryer to speed the process along …
I added some wall paste to the board to create more textures …
copies of skull, airbrush and hand pin stripe added in .. I used a copy to speed up the piece.. but also adds another dimension to the artwork …whole piece is sealed with thick coat of matte medium.. with lots of brush strokes .. and blown dry …
Red and Blue acrylic with matte medium mixed in was spread out .. using a sea sponge. I went darker in value, waited a few minutes and using a clean sponge lifted most of the color off … I went back in with a paper towel to further adjust and lift color off the board.. but also allowed the texture to come thru… Red and Blue were picked as they represent Red and Blue Demons in Japan …using white mixed with either red or blue the values were added back in…
Final piece … I guess this proves for once and all I am a Red Devil Demon 😉
Matt came back in and did a custom pin stripe design, and handled the logos and type.
I think it came out nicely for being an evil image ;-P
Mini Kaiju Series, first painted versions coming real soon !
and the pre orders for wholesale have gone up via StrangeCo for the first painted releases of the Mini Kaiju Series figures .. shown here are the final proto type colored figures. I have to say I was blown away by seeing them fully painted in hand, and to top it off they are painted by Master Painter Goto-san, himself. These will go into production in a few weeks.
and last but not least spent last week painting 30 of these clear Eyezons for Max Toy Club members By far the one folks want the most is the Polka Dot one 😉
… still clear coating them, in between rainy days here in San Francisco .. oh, sorry to say these all sold out, so I do not have any for the Max Toy web store … but will sneak on some hand painted Minis I just did and some other stuff sometime today 😉
gonna keep this blog short .. and post another in a few days … !