Tuesday, May 11, 2010

You're Munny

So...to recap from the last entry:  I bought some Kidrobot Munny vinyl D.I.Y. toys in hopes that I might have found another outlet for my art.  Here are the results of my experiments! 
First up is the one called Rooz (I think it's supposed to look like a kangaroo).  I created this little guy while watching "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus".  Watching that trippy movie, not knowing what I'm doing and painting this made for a deadly combination.  I'm not really sure what this is...boredom incarnate seems like...
That's right, there's a bird on his stomach tweeting out some tunes....

Up next is the true test of what I can do with these.  This time I decided to create Death from Neil Gaiman's graphic novels Sandman.  I used Super Sculpey for her hair, which became a headache after I pulled it out of the oven.  If I looked at it wrong it would break, so this means I had to break out the old Alene's glue.  I think I had to reattach least 5 strands of hair.  I will defiantly rethink about sculpting hair next time.
I think she turned out pretty cute...sassy look about her.  I'm the most pleased with how the paint turned out on her body.
Here's another angle:
So, what do you all think?  If you were to buy one from me, what kind of characters would you be looking for?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Munny Fun

This past weekend I went to Louisville with some friends and while I was there I picked up a Kidrobot Munny toy.  They are blank soft vinyl toy that are meant to be a D.I.Y. type of project.  I've seen other artists use these before, but I've never thought about it myself til I encountered a store in Louisville that sells all different kinds of them....some shaped like bears, cats, dogs, and the one I got that kinda looks like a kangaroo.  After looking around on line on what exactly I need to do to make this work I'm really excited about creating my own!  Here's an example that I found: 
Admiral "It's a trap!" Ackbar
Wish me luck, and I'll keep you updated on the process!  As for now, I'm off to gather supplies for the little critter. :)