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Monster Squad art show Creature Features gallery

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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.

More info:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/403073859883745/

http://themonstersquadartshow.tumblr.com

 

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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.

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Using acrylics to tone the whole board. Paint has some matte medium mixed in to thin it down, but keep the bright color.

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More toning, knocking some of the brightness back a bit.

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Going back in and pulling out the reflective lights .. bring forms back into focus.

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Face is just about done, moving to the background which is going to be a loose indication of a swampy area …

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Finished piece 😉 Its about 11×14 inches.

Guillermo Del Toro show at Gallery1988

Here’s a quick post about last Friday’s, Guillermo Del Toro “In Service of Monsters” art show at Gallery 1988 (west) Los Angeles. Curated by Chogrin and Gary Deocampo.

First let em say, the over all caliber of the show was one of the highest I’ve seen, everyone brought their “A” game and more, and it showed. I had a piece in the show so last minute decided to travel down with Max to attend a reception for the artists.

Plane + cab ride and along the way saw this …

2015-09-11 17.42.35Only in L.A. would you see this cool sight… Gort ! I always get a sense of deja vu when visting L.A., I’m not sure why … it might be because I spent my early childhood years in the 70s growing up in the Sawtelle area … and use to have many relatives who lived in the area… I’m sure somewhere in my mind I’ve crossed these streets .. but now it’s just a faded memory …

 

2015-09-11 18.17.11The gallery space is long but not wide, so it was very packed … some nice touches included custom arches for the show.

 

2015-09-11 18.20.16Here’s my piece for the show … basically a “pin up” of Mako from Pacific Rim 😉

 

2015-09-11 18.30.07Mr Del Toro appeared and all the Geeks in the room started sweating, raising the over all temperature to 100+ degrees ! Ok I’m sorta kidding but it was VERY hot in the gallery … !

 

2015-09-11 18.31.22What can I say, I am a very lucky artist to have spent a few moments with Mr Del Toro.

I’m not really sure what I said ( haha) but forgot to get a picture with Max ;-( … but max did get to shake his hand 😉

By the way, Mr Del Toro took his time with each artist there and made his way thru the whole gallery, talking, taking pictures … this is a class act.

 

2015-09-11 19.16.44Here’s one of the curators, artist Chogrin … I’m sorry i did not get a shot with the other curator, Gary Deocampo, but both guys were busy working super hard all night !

2015-09-11 18.33.51Both and Max and I are big fans of EM Gist’s work … this one sold out quickly ( darn) !

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And like that, it was over. We had only 4 hours on the ground and had to catch a plane back to San Francisco. While leaving the gallery the line to get into the show was around the block ! Yikes .. !

My original sold (yay !) but prints are still available via Gallery1988 web site plus check out all the other great art here:

http://nineteeneightyeight.com/collections/guillermo-del-toro-in-service-of-monsters

Show runs till October 3rd, 2015

Medicom gacha & Soft Vinyl Mayhem show

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Fans in Japan, look for the Medicom x Max Toy gacha release ! Our robo dog is sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys and come in assorted police vehicle colors  😉

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And this weekend in Brisbane, Australia, there will be a first ever Sofubi ( soft vinyl ) show. Curated by @badteethcomics & @derphead more info here: http://softvinylmayhem.com

I have several customs in the show, of course using Monster Kolor paints 😉

Kaiju Kinora & Alien Xam

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Now in the web store ! 2nd US release of Kaiju Mushroom Kinora, painted by Mark Nagata. Kinora stands about 3 inches tall and is a original character by artist Kaori Hinata.

Buy one (or more!) here: http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1054

 

 

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Also new to the store are these awesome, newly painted Alien Xam by artist Obsessed Panda (Michael Devera). Using Monster Kolor paints over a green base, these really sparkle in the Sun 😉 Just don’t stare at the twirly eye, or you may fall under his control ! Limited to x6 pieces !

Go here: http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1055

Kaiju Axron

Super limited run of Kaiju Axron painted by Mark Nagata, will be up for sale, only via Vinyl Kaiju Legion web site – http://www.kaijulegion.com – 7pm tonight !

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Hand painted using V color paints over a Flesh vinyl base 😉 While you’re over there, browse thru the Kaiju toy inventory too  !

Max Boy & Max Toy Club kit

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Ah, finally the official Max Toy Company mascot, Max Boy has landed !

 

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Skillfully sculpted by Makino-san ( TTToys ), vinyl casting by Shimizu-san and painted by the Maruyama Brothers in Japan. Based on our Max Toy Logo ( trademark pending 😉 ), and for those of you who don’t know Max Boy and the company is named after my son, Max ! Yes, it’s confusing, as some people will email me and call me Max (haha). I’ve been wanting to make this figure since starting Max Toys over 9 years ago… so I’m so happy with how it turned out !

Standing about 5 inches tall, a limited quantity will be posted online in the next day, plus …

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Remember the Max Toy Club ?!! Finally I’ve been able to set aside a few Max Boys to go along with our newly revamped Club Kit (new folder, card, pin, sticker and patch !). So if you’ve ever wanted to join now’s the time ! While only a few slots will be open, don’t worry, as soon as we make more Max Boys we’ll re-open the club again.

TCJ50 show Tsuburaya Ultraman

Opening August 22nd at Tokyo’s Tokyo department store is the final TCJ50 ( tsuburaya creative jam ) show celebrating 50 years of Tsuburaya shows and characters.

Web site: http://c-jam.jp

Max Toy’s has several event exclusive offerings. These are for sale in Japan only sorry to say.

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ウルトラマンA 第29話 「ウルトラ6番目の弟」 に登場した地底超獣ギタギタンガです。
ソフビ製 25cm 6000円 (税抜) Ⓒ 円谷プロ

New sculpt, based on Kaiju from Ultraman Ace episode 29 – Gitagita

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ウルトラマンA 第30話 「きみにも見えるウルトラの星」 に登場した黒雲超獣レッドジャックです。
ソフビ製 22cm 5500円 (税抜) Ⓒ 円谷プロ

Repainted figure to look like Kaiju from Ultraman Ace 30th episode.

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帰ってきたウルトラマン 第46話 「この一撃に怒りをこめて」 に登場したブーメラン怪獣レッドキラーです。
ソフビ製 22cm 5500円 (税抜)Ⓒ 円谷プロ

Repainted to look like the kaiju from Return of Ultraman episode 46.

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ソフビ製 15cm 4500円 (税抜) Ⓒ 円谷プロ

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Max Toy Updates

I’m behind in posting updates ( sorry about that ! ) so here’s a few to catch up … first the Kaiju gals Happy Birthday Parade show has ended .. here’s a few pics from various postings ( I apologize for not giving credit ) … We will be getting some of these items to sell via maxtoyco.com soon, so check back to see what we have 😉

Also check OneUp web site for various Japan Only Max Toy exclusives – http://one-up.shop-pro.jp

and via our Japan site : http://maxtoyco.blog.fc2.com

Note: OneUp will send to the USA, however our Japan site will not send to the USA directly, you have to use a middle man service ( like Celga ) to order the items there.

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Todd Robertson aka Mechavirus recently had a few custom Kaiju Negora for sale ( they sold out ! ) but the response was so good we’ve put up a few via Pre Order here: http://www.maxtoyco.com/shop_item.php?id=1050

You can see some pictures of previous customs .. and the cool thing is they have magnets so you can pose Negora eating the Fish  😉

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and finally, thank you to those who ordered the latest Negora, it’s now sold out  😉 But, I’ve had a few guys flake on me, so check back in case I add another in the web store ;-P

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