The first custom bust I did for the kickstarter rewards earlier in the year. I was waiting to post this because it's not quite done yet. The client is an artist as well and we decided to make it a collaboration. So in a few places I left the piece bare to the gesso for them to paint.
Here's another Kozik bust I finished a little while ago. Originally I had intended to just use a crackle medium to get an aged look for this piece but the medium just didn't work the way I wanted so instead I spent the next few weeks painting lines until I lost my sanity.
OK, it's time for me to get rid of a few things if I can. I have some older pieces sitting around taking up space and some newer items taking up much much more. I'd like to make some space in my office and house.
First and foremost are my artist proofs of the Kozik bust colorways that I've already released. These guys are taking up way too much room in my house. So if you want an artist proof with domestic shipping included in the order, head over to my shop and get one.There are 6 different colorways including the two kickstarter exclusives you might have missed, RED and GID. I'm only selling 4 right now so if you want one of the very popular GID, better get them now. There is also Charcoal Grey, Green, Orange and Pink.
And for select items on my site I'll be taking up to 50% off.
Please, I need the room. And money, that would be nice too.
Here are a couple pieces done for one of my very favorite clients. The client came up with the rough concepts and I was allowed to go with it as usual.
With the Chuckboy dunny I was asked to have nature overcome the machine and have one of my trees grow up around it. I couldn't wait to turn the dunny into a skeleton. The client also requested my Ready for Bedtime Bunny which has become a reoccurring character for me. The bunny's name is actually Penny after my dog Penny who has a spot over one eye much like the bunny. Penny is getting older and naming the bunny after her allows me to keep her with me as time goes by. So when you see a Ready for Bedtime bunny, you'll know I'm thinking about her. ANYWAYS... it would seem our cyborg wasn't your T-100 model but a softy who carried around it's stuffed animal and there it lies until one day nature will completely devour them both. How nice.
As for the Madl, it's the next in our series of ancient temples. This guy was a lot of fun to make. I mean who doesn't love looking at pictures of Angkor Wat? One of the things I love about commissions is the research phase when I have to learn everything I can about a subject. I had always had interest in Angkor Wat but knew very little about it and now I'm just dying to get there one day. One day. Turns out, for those not in the know, Angkor Wat is a particular temple of many within Cambodia that makes up the remains of the lost Khmer civilization. I ended up blending in various elements from a few temples to make up my Angkor Goss. The general structure is representative of many temples but the Buddha face is from the Bayon Temple and the recognizable bayon tree is from Ta Prohm. As for the name Angkor Goss, that was the clients idea and I think it's catchy so Angkor Goss it is.
Kevin Gosselin is a custom toy designer and illustrator influenced by sci-fi and fantasy art, comic books, anime, the masters and too many contemporary artist to fully list. Kevin is exploring the designer toy scene. It mixes his love of sculpture, illustration and fine art and is the perfect output for his passions.