Tuesday, December 23, 2014

GACHA GACHA INTRODUCTIONS

As mentioned previously HERE and HERE a gacha gacha sofubi set of minis will be out sometime next year in conjunction with Toy Art Gallery. This post will break down the "figures" included in the set one by one.

Up first is the mini Alavaka. Alavaka was the first sofubi toy done by DHP and recently has seen a new head sculpt to represent his post demonic, Bodhisattva state of being. The mini Alavaka is meant to capture the moment he fell into great introspective thought and transformed into a devout disciple of the Buddha. I tried to boil the sculpt for the first time to harden the clay and it left it quite discolored and in a way visually unpleasant. The wax should look much better and obviously the final pieces should look much much better as well. But until that time you can check it out below.


Up next...the Naree Pon. According to Thai legend the Naree Pon appeared as beautiful women while the Buddha was meditating. After failing to pull Buddha away from his practice these humanoid pod forms were found left behind on a nearby tree.

Next in line is the omeye. A serpentine hand with its thumb and pointer fingers positioned in a reflective state that cradles it’s own eye. A beast that roams the earth and grumbles the sound \ˈōm\ as it searches for an answer on ultimate reality.


The skower...part skull...part lotus flower. For buddhists, the lotus flower represents purity of body, mind, and spirit. In buddhist art, the lotus is often depicted with 8 petals symbolizing the eightfold path, a core tenet of the buddhist philosophy. While there are more than 8 petals in this sculpt the overarching theme is still there. Discover the eightfold path before death consumes.


Mini Jizo-anarcho.


The bodhidarma head.
 
I will slowly post the others soon so keep checking back.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Scarecrow Alavaka Part 2

Originally teased here I was going to post more teaser images but the final product is just too good not to share now. Get ready for a 5 color silkscreen print on 24 x 36 cream french 100# coverstock that features glow in the dark ink. These things are gonna be blazin'! Details on a release date are still TBD and there will be a small run of toys to go along with this baby too. GET READY!






And don't forget there are t-shirts for sale of this awesome design here

Sunday, December 7, 2014

GACHA GACHA PROGRESS

So my 6 Gacha figs are finally sculpted and are off to Toy Art Gallery to get put into their production cue. 3 were done by me and 3 by my friend Joe. No real info on when we can expect to see these in vinyl but I'm hoping early 2015. I'll keep you posted as I find out more. Detailed info on the actual sculpts and their names will follow but for now here is a first look at the set in sculpt form. BOOM!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

SCARECROWOVEN X ALAVAKA SHIRT

The toy collaboration release and Glow in the Dark silkscreen print are in the works but if you are fiending for some Scarecrowoven x Alavaka now go grab a shirt over here:
BUY ONE

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

BROKEN BONES MASHUP

So Joe (splurrt) was working on the 2014 Masked Diggler release one night and he sends me this...

could be kindda cool to do a release at some point...we'll see...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

MORE MASKED DIGGLER INFO

This has been a crazy moth with tons of blog updates. I can almost promise 100% they won't continue on such a fast an furious pace but Halloween is my time of year and it has been inspiring. With Halloween being this Friday I have a bit more info on the Masked Diggler release. Joe will be releasing them this year over on his site. They will be blind and ship randomly as they did last year and the common version will be the unpainted below:





My chase variant will be this guy:

Joe has to paint up his chase still so sorry...no pics of that one. Hopefully soon.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CONVERTED BODHISATTVA ALAVAKA TEST PULL

Hot out of the mold in Japan here is a first look at the test pull of the new Alavaka head I sculpted and revealed HERE. Now it's time to figure out a release schedule and colors on this guy. Getting psyched!

Here is what the wax looked like before the mold was done:

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Masked Diggler rides again...soon...

More info soon on what is becoming a Halloween tradition.

Here are the full header card and a couple teaser pics

Thursday, October 9, 2014

TAG Halloween 2014 show is coming!

It's that spooky time of year and time for another AWESOME show at TAG. Pics of my personal pieces will be posted soon so keep coming back to check in. Until then, here's the official TAG announcement:

Toy Art Gallery is proud to present our 2014 Halloween Show! Over 40 spooky artists are bringing their ghoulish talents to unleash a bloodcurdling swarm of monstrously good art! Original toys, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints are just the beginning of the abominable delights to be had.

The TAG Halloween Show features the following artists:

Aeron Alfrey, Aidan Monahan, Bob Conge / Plaseebo, Bonethrower, Brandan Styles, Brent Nolasco, Brian Smith, Butch Adams, Bwana Spoons, Devils Headquarters, DEVILROBOTS, Doubleparlour, Draculazer, Ferg, Flyover, Frank Kozik, Frenzy Bros., Galaxy People, Grizlli Atom, Guumon, Itokin Park, James Groman, Jermaine Rogers, Johan Ulrich, Joseph Harmon, Kenth Toy Works, L’Amour Supreme, Liz McGrath, Martin Ontiveros, Michele Guidarini, Mirock Toy, Miscreation Toys, MM Toys, Monsterfoot Creations, Mr. Heggie, Paul Kaiju, Paul Komoda, Phil Guy, Radioactiveuppercut, Rxseven, Scarecrowoven, Sexualyoukai, Shirahama, Splurrt, TKOM, and Trutek

Please join us for the opening on Saturday, Oct. 18th, 2014 at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.

The 2014 Halloween show runs through Nov. 8th.

RSVP on Facebook!



Here are my pieces:
Black Soul Monk Alavaka

Burnt Pumpkin Masked Diggler




Watermelon Crush Alavaka


Infected Zagoran (bootleg - aka painted without permission from Gargamel)

Breakneck Zombie Mummyboy (bootleg - aka painted without permission from S7)

Mudstomper Facesmasher (bootleg - aka painted without permission from Secret Base)

Marked for Dead Alavaka

Zombies Cradle Ghostfighter (bootleg - aka painted without permission from Secret Base)

 Group shot