Thursday, April 3, 2014

Rip Van Chuckboy and Angkor Goss

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.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dead Kozik Tshirts

Missed your chance to get a t-shirt or sticker pack last year?  I just posted t-shirts and stickers to my online shop. Head on over to get yours now.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Viking Relic: Custom Coarse PAW

I finished this custom a few weeks ago and it's just arrived to it's home. As you can see I altered the right hand a bit.  I gave the PAW a wrist and brought the fingers into a grip around the sword handle. The first series of pics show the original piece before I showed the client.  He then asked me to add some moss for a bit of color.  I think he was right to ask, it did add something and it broke up the monotony.  What do you think?

Friday, January 17, 2014

Dead Kozik Busts First Month Recap

So it's been a crazy month of releases so I thought I'd post a recap of all that's happened. 

The busts arrived last month and immediately an exclusive green colorway was released over at SubUrban Vinyl.  You can purchase one of those over here.


There's a contest going on over at Spankystokes

if you'd like a chance to win a free green bust.


Then there was Frank Kozik's Exclusive Orange Colorway that you can get over here.


And then just yesterday we released the Charcoal Grey edition open to retailers. So if you want to get your hands on this colorway, based off the original sculpture, contact your local store and ask them to get it for you.


And then there's the Kickstarter Exclusive GID colorway that finally made it's way to my awesome backers.  It's not available for general consumption like the above three but maybe if your lucky you can convince somebody to sell one to you.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Retailer Exclusive Dead Kozik Bust "Charcoal Grey" Edition

And here's the one I've been waiting for.  Charcoal grey with matte finish. I love looking at this one as it's just like my original bust only in vinyl.  OH, and almost 2" taller.  Contact your local store for this retailer exclusive.  If they don't have it, tell them to get it.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dead Kozik Exclusive Green @suburbanvinyl

Did you miss the kickstarter exclusive and want to get your hands on a Dead Kozik Bust?  Now's your chance.  The good people over at SubUrban Vinyl have just released their exclusive green colorway.

Catching up on things

It seems like forever that I've had time to post about what I've been doing.  When I started doing fine art four years ago I was posting nearly everyday.  I was excited about what I was doing and had a lot more time on my hands to tell people about it.  Since then I've got busy.  Busy with art.  Busy with parenting.  There is just so little time to sit and think and share.  I think that needs to change.  I think I need to find the time.

Aside from getting little accomplished this year, I've actually managed to get some stuff accomplished.  Like, my first production toy.  The Dead Kozik bust has arrived in the states and will be on it's way out to the awesome backers who supported me on Kickstarter very soon.  Then there will be three colorways available to collectors in the coming weeks.  There will be Bronze, Green and Orange.  After the new year we'll release another colorway and then another until all 10 have been released.  Depending on the success of this bust I would like to create a mini bust so that the dead kozik bust is more accessible to those not willing to throw down the money for the big guy.  My hopes are that this very lucky opportunity will allow me a gateway into making my own very unique designer toys.  Let's face it, if it were not for Frank I'd not have a production toy. Thanks Frank

And here are some commissions that I've been too lazy to post pictures of in the last few months.

Custom Neth Creature

Custom Tequila

Custom Course Paw

well, that was a start, let's see how long it takes until the next post :-)