Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cthulhu Mini Bust~Komoda

I recently finished painting this gratuitously detailed little 2" resin bust. Sculpted by the undisputed master of all things squishy, tentacled and bizarre, Paul Komoda. Produced by Artist Proof Studio, and sold out, too. However, APS have decided to produce this cool little piece as a pre-paint in the very near future, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
         My original intent was to paint the creature pink, but after playing around with those colors, I thought it looked too much like one of those vibrantly colored, tropical aquarium ornaments. So pushed the pink back with some gray/green, but still tried to maintain a somewhat muted vibrancy. I really enjoyed painting this bust. Paul Komoda always imbues such amazing detail, it's just difficult to know when to stop painting. This little Elder God is going into my personal display cabinet. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sideshow 1/1 Darth Vader Repaint


This is hands down the most hauntingly realistic sculpture I've ever had the pleasure of painting. This was a complete strip, down to the resin, and re paint. At this time, I don't know who the sculptor is. Sideshow's website states that it was created by the talented SX artists at Spectral Motion. When I do find out who sculpted it, I shall update my blog with the artists name. 



                                             Head casting after being stripped of the paint.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Another Shock Monster Bust

After a crazy Summer thus far, I can say that it's very nice to finally update this blog with a cool project on which I really, really enjoyed working. I had the good fortune of being commissioned to paint another awesome Shock Monster resin bust, sculpted by Casey Love and produced by Scott Whitworth Studio. This newer version of the bust differs from the original release in that the original had a brick work base, and did a bit of custom work: hollowing out the mouth, knocking out a few teeth, and sculpting a fat tongue. This newer version has a much taller, ornately styled pedestal base, and a more hollowed out mouth and tongue as well. 

 I chose to paint it in much more potent greens and yellows, (versus the septic, brownish-green-yellow of the previous version. *See bottom photo*), applied jet black crepe hair, and a severely bloodshot eye. Green is my favorite color, and the Shock Monster is one of my favorite classic creepers!






Sunday, April 24, 2016

Royal Birth

This is a resin kit that I've been waiting to see for some time. It's called "Royal Birth". Sculpted by Garage Kit legend, William Paquet, and produced by Artist Proof Studio from southern California. The design is based off a painting by Artist Chris Cunningham. Chris painted the piece while working on the 1997 film, Alien Resurrection, as a concept design for the Alien Newborn creature. 

 Royal Birth is cast in 4 solid gray resin parts, and it stands 8.5" tall, and the base is about 4" wide and 5.5" long. I really loved building and painting this kit. I added an umbilical cord and some other nasty bits to enhance the base, which was already quite visceral. I just couldn't resist. Her vicious majesty spent the weekend at the Artist Proof Studio booth, along with two other exceptionally well painted versions by GK crafstman Phil Sera, and the unparalleled Paul Komoda (who also created the box artwork), at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, CA. Here's my painted version. 

                                                Royal Birth box artwork by Paul Komoda

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Caracolilla 1/2 Scale

  Caracolilla 1/2 scale resin bust, rendered/sculpted by Abner Marin and produced by Black Heart Enterprises. This piece is stunning. Perhaps one of the most lavishly detailed and elegant pieces that I've ever had the pleasure of painting. I actually painted a much smaller version of this piece last Summer, which was 7.75" tall by 5.75" wide. The 1/2 scale version tops out at 12", and about 8" at the widest points. Both cast in solid gray resin.

  I was asked to paint this piece in the same manner as the smaller version, and in doing so, I made a few subtle changes and took the opportunity to work in a bit more detail into the face. I'm very pleased to have had the good fortune of painting another casting of this exquisite piece.