Sorry for the lack of updates, lots of stuff coming very soon, including Tiger Boss, more Max Boys ! Plus, you didn’t hear it from me, but one last shipment of Hello Kitty Kaiju for EMP museum (fingers crossed !) This weekend, Max and myself debut our Father & Son Kaiju TriPus painted set for Clutter Gallery show, Kaiju Battlers ! This is Max’s first painted mini Kaiju and his official debut in a art show 😉 I think he did a great job ! Contact Clutter for more info, preview list etc ( Thank you sold ! 3-18-2016) :
Well you’d better act fast, the newest Hello Kitty Kaiju is up for order via EMP museum’s web store !!!!!
Its exclusive to them, so no, I don’t have any to sell, sorry ! By the way, if you are in the Seattle area, the EMP museum is a very cool place to visit .. not to mention the Japanese American National Museum Hello Kitty exhibit now running there, but my personal favs are in the basement, tons of original Sci Fi and Horror props .. like the original Alien suit ;-O
Good luck !
Hi All ! A few updates, I’m, sorry the Wonderfest post is late ( the event is over and the items have sold ). This time we sold all, one day license items, meaning there were no sales outside the event. Mostly from GeGeGe-No-Kitaro and bottom right, Chiyo-chan from Azumanga Daioh.
And coming very soon Max Toy X Monster Boogie, we will release x10 different gachapon style figure series, called Gacha-Max ! Don’t worry I have order them for USA 😉 Most sculpted by Makino-san ( TTToys ) and Ozawa-san ( One eyed cat and octopus ). More details soon !
Here’s my final acrylic painting for the Feb 5th, 2016 Pixel Hearts show at Gallery1988 (west), curated by Chogrin !
Everyone is working on these pre cut out wood Pixel Hearts. This is an original acrylic painting, not a print by Mark Nagata 😉
Contact the gallery for purchasing info !
Happy Kaiju Holidays everyone ! 😉
All orders placed today thru January 1st, 2016 will ship on or after January 2nd, 2016.
Well I suppose one should not under estimate the power of Hello Kitty Fans 😉 The newest entry in the Hello Kitty Kaiju line quickly sold out at the EMP museum store. I think I can say we are working on making more but a lot of the timing of when the next batch arrives will depend on our factory in Japan. Many thanks to Chris and the store staff as well they had a massive line all night.
Stay tuned for more info and thank you to those who were lucky enough to grab one !
Seattle is of course a stunning city and the EMP museum is located right next to the majestic Space Needle. You can’t tell from this picture but it was pouring rain ;-P
I didn’t take nearly enough pictures but the preview show was totally packed on all levels of the museum. The rain had no affect on the Fans !
By the way, when you go be sure and check out the basement, as it contains some super duper rare movie props from Sci Fi & Horror films … like original Star Wars light sabers and original Big Chap Alien costume (!)
Seriously not fake … all Max and i could do was stare and drool ;-P
I drag Max along to all these shows as much as i can, and you can tell he’s thrilled to see this piece … yet again ! Well, Hello Kitty Kaiju is now owned by Sanrio so I suspect she will see much more of the World than I 😉
The shows up thru May 2016, I highly recommend seeing it, and of course Seattle, too !
More info: http://www.empmuseum.org
Well, the cat’s outta the bag ! … We are happy to show the exclusive Hello Kitty Kaiju figure only via EMP Museum in Seattle ( http://www.empmuseum.org ) ! Each is fully hand cast in soft vinyl ( sofubi ) and hand painted in Japan by Master craftsmen.
The Hello Kitty Supercute exhibit travels from Japanese American National Museum to EMP museum with an opening party Friday night November 13th, 2015 ( I’ll be there 😉 ) and public opening on Saturday.
The figure will be available in their store ( but please check with them in terms of online sales etc ) It’s exclusive to EMP, so I will not have any to sell sorry to say.
Sanrio X Max Toy x EMP museum, with special thanks to JapanLA !! Meow !
Opening tonight, NO GHOST LOGOS, a tribute to the Ghostbusters logo and the man behind it, Michael C. Gross. Curated by the ever busy Chogrin at Creature features gallery.
Here’s my 80s chrome style logo .. with photoshop help by Max 😉 I believe all the logos are printed on wood, with proceeds benefiting a Cancer charity. Check it out !
Here’s the exclusives I have at this weeks NYCC con 2015 😉
and this custom Galaxy Spiki via Martian Toys booth #203
Opening this Saturday is a tribute show to the cult film Monster Squad. Curated by the ever busy Chogrin, the Gillman image to the right above is my contribution. Below are some random process shots of how I went about painting this piece. Both the original and giclee prints are available at the show / gallery.
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First step is always a full pencil rendering on the board. Using Crescent watercolor board. Image above, has some paynes grey under painting .. just adding grey tones to the pencil work.
Using acrylics to tone the whole board. Paint has some matte medium mixed in to thin it down, but keep the bright color.
More toning, knocking some of the brightness back a bit.
Going back in and pulling out the reflective lights .. bring forms back into focus.
Face is just about done, moving to the background which is going to be a loose indication of a swampy area …
Finished piece 😉 Its about 11×14 inches.