14 November 2014

OddPunks!

I have recently learned how to cast resin, taught by the multi-talented Kathy Davis...

First, I sculpt an original character in polymer clay...


...then pour a mold over the original.


When the mold rubber has set, the original sculpt comes out, and liquid resin is poured in. When the resin sets, the piece is demolded and detailed with paint and eyes, then I construct a doll.



I'm currently making OddPunks and DragonPunks.


'Punks have resin heads and feet, and the pieces are assembled on a soft body covered with faux fur, standing between 4 and 6 inches tall. I'm pretty sure they don't bite, but I'm not making any promises...


My cast resin figures are handmade, but are NOT one-of-a-kind.


The 'Punks are going up in my Etsy shop...and I'll have a couple new dolls in there, too...stay tuned!!

13 November 2014

Oddfae in 'CAFE

The new issue of PolymerCAFE has just hit the stands, featuring an "Elf for the Shelf" instructional, written by me!


That's actually the pic I took, so that's my REAL bookshelf...y'all can see what strange tomes I peruse.

Elfie is sculpted with FIMO Professional Doll Clay, my first time working with it, and it's quite a nice clay — give it a go!

There's an article by the lovely Marie Segal as well...grab a copy today!

12 November 2014

When Good Toons Go Bad

Another groovy show from Van Eaton Galleries!! Opening reception Saturday nite, November 15, 6pm...hope to see you there!


In case you can't make it, here's a look at the awesome artwork — Bad Toons...and the cartoon featuring my villain, Count Bloodcount, Transylvania 6-5000.



Schtuff

Just finished DesignerCon, the last convention for the year...working on commissions, some new designs, and a little beadwork, believe it or don't!

These guys are among the new work, and have cast resin faces and feet.



Someone suggested they look like circus punks, those strange dolls one throws baseballs at when playing games at a carnival, so I think these may be OddPunks...

Look for them in my Etsy shop soon.



08 August 2014

SDCC — See Ya Next Year


Always sad to leave San Diego, with all the great food and friends...
 ...but the oddfae and I will be back at SDCC next year!
And teaching in SD in the meanwhile. Masks and Trolls, anyone?




 The "Let's Get Small" classes were big fun, and
everyone made some great oddfae.


I sat on my first panel this year, "Artist as Brand", presented by Greg
Spalenka. It's VERY different seeing a panel from the other side... 0_o


Straight from my panel to the always-enjoyable
"Superhero Kung-Fu Extravaganza!" hosted by
Ric "Santa Claus" Meyers. It's become our Thursday
nite Comic Con tradition...
 
...then to Dick's Last Resort for late-nite/early-morning "dinner"...


The Booth Bunch, Janna, Des, Dee and Greg!
We should have taken the same pic Sunday at 5p...LOL


Dinner at BICE, a fab Italian restaurant, with the Booth Bunch plus Two — Ric and Karen! Go there for the DESSERT. >Homer Simpson drool<

...and here's the talented Gabe Garcia,
sculptor extraordinaire for Gentle Giant


And Moni surprised me from out of nowhere!
(Ginny photobombing)
One of the best things about Con is seeing friends!


Now back to the Real World and to work on commissions from Comic Con (and others), finish a magazine article, and sculpt a couple of dragons!

Stay tuned!

17 July 2014

Here Comes Comic Con!

It's that time of year again! I'm heading for San Diego to teach "Let's Get Small" this weekend, and next week is Comic Con. I'll be participating in my first panel this year, moderated by Greg Spalenka.

Click HERE for more info!

 

 I'll have new dolls, new masks, and some other awesome stuff, including the debut of my new sculpting tool! Hope to see ya there, booth 4716, under the Fantasy Illustrators banner.

30 May 2014

Teaching in San Diego...

This will be the second time — I hope it becomes an annual event!