Friday, December 31, 2010
The last one of the year Two thousand and Ten.
I kept at this bugger while working on a few other pieces, and the damn base, of all things, showed me who was Boss. I painted it three different ways before I saw anything that I was satisfied with. Nearly every single project I work on lets me know, in one way or the other, that it isn't me who's walking the Dog, but rather it's the Dog that's walking me!
I had no particular color scheme, or movie/suit references in mind when painting this, I just went with what seemed to look good to me.
Have a Glorious New Year!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Yet another horse sculpture painted for my lovely daughter as a Christmas gift.
I searched high and low for a piece with just the right feel, and this one made the cut.
Released by a company called Mill Creek Sculptures, and sculpted by artist Arich Harrison. It was exactly what I was looking for: simple, beautiful design and flow, and the musculature was obviously very well thought out.
I'm not familiar with the company or the artist, but from what I gather, this piece is based off a popular war horse sculpture in a smaller scale. It's 8 inches tall, cast in a solid resin. Right out of the box the bust looked very nice. It was hand painted with an antique patina effect. So nice in fact, I had thought to just give it to my daughter as it was, but I had to give it my own personal touch. So I stripped the paint from it and painted my own version. (First photo below is of the bust stripped of original paint)
It was originally my intention to paint the horse very dark, near black. But I became quite attached to the dark red browns and other color effects I threw in there.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Mochiin Designs hits the G-spot...
Whoever attended Wonderfest 2008 won't likely forget the one of a kind sculpture of an engorged and suspicious Godzilla hunched over the dislocated corpse of King Kong that proudly sat in the contest section of the convention center. BAM...there it was. Visceral and in your fucking FACE! Not only had Godzilla violently mutilated King Kong, she was eating the bastard, too! Sculpted and painted, courtesy of one, Moses D. Jaen.
Since then, Moses has haphazardly proven himself to have a true penchant for the putrescent, having released some of the most revolting zombie kits the hobby has ever seen as sculptor and producer of his Garage Kit outfit, Mochiin Designs. But in 2009, Mr. Jaen, again, hearkened unto his Kaiju kinship to release an exclusive piece for the 2009 Wonderfest convention, a two piece resin bust of the Mother of all Monsters, Godzilla.
The entire display is roughly 8" tall, and is cast, (wonderfully at that), in light gray resin. Moses sculpted her with all the rigid, rough textures, shard-like dorsal spikes, and feline facial features that are common to most Godzilla sculptures, but one can clearly see the Moses Mojo imbued in it's design. Godzilla herself locks into the top of the base, which was fashioned to resemble crumbled masonry, with lots of cool organic textures, and Japanese characters that read ' Godzilla'. The entire display is roughly 8" tall.
Glad I snagged one of these up from Moses before they totally disappeared. To see more of Moses' work, check out his website (and harass him about releasing another full-figure Godzilla piece!)
: Mochiin Designs