Kaiju Barrelmon !!!
What follows is the step by step process creating the soon to be released Kaiju Barrelmon from a new design studio in Australia called Hints and Spices.
Hints and Spices is run by designer/artist/Japanese toy collector, Shane Haddy. You might remember Shanes name from our chocolate adventures on this blog !
Anyways, Shane had shown me an Eyezon picture an artists named, TOVI had drawn of a kid riding on top of Eyezon … and later a picture of a chubby ( am I that fat ??) Me dancing with Eyezon … hee hee
I told Shane I loved it but wondered to myself what a TOVI was ?!!… Shane soon revealed that TOVI was helping him design a Kaiju … which of course peaked my interests ;-P The initial drawing looked like this..
Artist TOVI, as I learned is a Girl and if you follow my tweets (maxtoyco) is, hmmmm, well, very TOVI ;-P ! Ya, that’s a hard one to explain and could fill an entire blog post in itself .. lets just say shes crazy (insane) about Rilakkuma as well !
Anyways you’ll have to follow my tweets !
Well besides her tweets ( _TOVI_ ), she is a really good artist adept at drawing and sculpting .. and self taught on top of that! In fact this was her first time using Sculpey !
As a side note, she does all this while on break from medical school .. ! Amazing …
I have to also say that I was so taken with a piece of art she did of Lady Maxx, I included it ( and others by TOVI ) in the upcoming 5th Anniversary Max Toy shows …! You’ll see soon enough !
So without further ado and in her own words and pictures, Kaiju Barrelmon !!!
I have to say I love this new cute Kaiju and look forward to adding it to my collection !
The next step will be to replicate this Kaiju .. I’ll show that process soon…
While a web site is being developed for Hints and Spices, you can follow Shane via Twitter : hintsandspices or simply send him an email to get on a news/updates list here : Shane.Haddy@gmail.com
I’ve gotten a sneak at some upcoming projects from Hints and Spices and artist TOVI and I’m excited by what I’ve learned … !
To be honest, both Shane and TOVI are out side of what i would call the normal Kaiju circles .. and for me this is what leads to a charm and freshness to their view points.
I’m almost sad that I have to show their work .. because now everyone will know !!! My hope is that they continue to develop projects with their own view points about what they think Kaiju can be but also the great sense of Fun and Adventure they bring to Barrelmon and beyond !
So, help support their efforts and i will post more info about ordering Barrelmon soon !
Kaiju From Australia is coming !!!
pictures courtesy of TOVI – http://twitpic.com/photos/_TOVI_ and Hints and Spices.