Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
O_Negative and I got together this past weekend when he dropped off my blank to me. We had a good time discussing the possibilities of what I could do with the DESTROYER. Of course I laughed as my proficiency at airbrushing needs some improvement. He told me not to worry and to just do what came to mind. I asked him if we could do a quick Q & A about the DESTROYER resin and he said sure!
Toygodd: Are you happy with the way the DESTROYER came out?
Oh: Hell yeah! Eric Nocella Diaz did an unbelievable job of bringing the DESTROYER sculpt to life. I wouldn’t have a figure if not for Argonaut Resins!!!
Toygodd: How did you manage to get as many painters to say yes to customize the DESTROYER?
Oh: Well I asked very nicely.
Toygodd: Anything else?
Oh: (laughs) Yes. I made a commitment to donate my profits to Operation Smile. I saw a program on it a while back and it really touched me. Art is supposed to be about something other then just money. I thought that if my being able to sell a piece of art could make it possible for some child to smile who otherwise wouldn’t be able to, that was a good thing.
Toygodd: What do you think of the first 6 tints?
Oh: Those came out so freaking cool. I would buy them if they weren’t mine. I was really surprised that more didn’t sell as quickly as the first two. I think they’ll sell eventually. There will only be those 6 tints and a maximum of 30 total DESTROYERS made. If you think about it, that’s a very low number compared to most limited edition products made today.
Toygodd: I see the packaging is quite the eye catcher. Who did those?
Oh: Eric did the packaging. I came up with the idea for the bags. I also changed out the boxes for tubes for the customs. I’ll shoot one over to you as soon as they arrive. I think people will really like it.
Toygodd: Have you anything else on the horizon?
Oh: Well I am hoping to do a companion piece to the DESTROYER. Hopefully that will come to pass. I also am busy doing some work for some other shows. I may not be the best painter but I am going to try and get there with a lot of practice.
Toygodd: Last question for you. What do you collect?
Oh: Well right now my top favorites are Jamungo’s Squadts and the 3A robots and 12 inch figures. Don’t let anyone tell you that small companies can’t act like big ones. Both of these companies make stellar product, have decent prices (even if it is taking up most of my budget ), deliver on time and have excellent customer service. Kudos to Ferg and Ashley Wood! I also purchase other artist’s resins. It’s an emerging genre’ and my hat is off to AFT for having it’s own section to cover it. I have been a long time reader and I really want to thank you guys for taking my project on and showing it as much as you have. It means a lot to me and I hope to return the favor some day.
Toygodd: No problem! AFTimes has always been behind the small guy. Hopefully we’ll see a lot more of your work in the future. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions!Oh: No problem. Now pass the scotch and light my Cuban!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
1) Kat Sapene (professional)
I haven't made MY list yet...and it looks like I have permission to extend the line from the original 25 castings to - ??? I'll let you know very soon. This is so much more fun than one single boring colorway...We don't do "normal" here, sorry.
Monday, September 14, 2009
O_Negative has asked several artists/customizers to paint and customize blank white DESTROYER resins and they will all go out shortly now that I have finished the last few castings. I have also received permission to extend the line a bit from the usual 25 to add a few more artists to the line up. Watch your emails - it could be you...
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Okay - who's Moola custom is next???
Friday, September 4, 2009
Freshly borrowed from Emily's blog - I’ve named him “Tough Love“, and this is his backstory: Tough Love has a wounded heart that he protects behind his bandaged, bloody fists. He’s upset because he’s had enough of broken hearts, so he’s fighting back! Watch out, cause this tough little guy is on a mission of revenge, and might pop you in the eye if you’re not careful!
See even more pics here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/violet_peppermint/
Best not sleep on this blog - you might miss something...who's next!!!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Emily rockin the house.