Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ready to Ship!

The Twin Serpent Guardian Spirit wall relief is available to order and ready to ship! I only have 3 pieces available so order your soon if you don't want to wait for the next batch.

For more info, or to order, click HERE.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Exclusive Items on my Redbubble Page!

Firstly is this old college painting I did of an elephant-like humanoid which I dub the "Elephant Man":

Second is this ball-point pen sketch I did around the same era I call the "Europa Mermaid":

As usual, these designs are available not only as poster prints, but as T-shirts, phone cases, and various other giftware!

To view the collections, click HERE.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Friendly P.S.A.

When I see videos online of propmakers working with liquid resin and other chemicals without gloves or eye protection, it truly makes me cringe. I don't care how much experience you have, or how "professional" or careful you think you are — no project is worth risking injury or a bad case of "plastic finger skin" that will persist for weeks. You get just one small drop of accidentally flicked or splashed resin in your eye it WILL be painful, can cause some serious, sometimes permanent damage and partial or total vision loss depending on where it lands on your eye. Goggles are not expensive, and even dollar store ones can save your precious eyeballs from a really bad accident. Accidents are unexpected. That's why they're called "accidents".

To any fellow mad lab scientists out there, this is my P.S.A., if an accident has the potential to happen, it always pays to take precautions. Your personal safety should always be your first priority. When dealing with potentially hazardous materials or tools: don't wing it, don't improvise. Do things right.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

What Have We Got Here?

Got my goggles, gloves, and I'm about to put on my vinyl apron. Hazardous chemicals, folks! Could only mean one thing... time to work with some resin!

Working on a batch of wearable cosmic terror. Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Back in Stock!

The Twin Serpent Guardian Spirit wall relief, part of my City of the Twin Serpents series, is once again available to order. As of this writing, I only have three completed pieces on hand and available to order now (with a few others standing by ready for paint) so if you won't want to wait for that batch, order soon! To order or for more info, click HERE.

Twin Serpent Guardian Spirit in its Final Glorious Paint

There's an indescribable feeling of fulfillment when I layer in the last bit of paint to complete the desired look of everything I work on. In fact, it's my favorite stage of the propmaking process as the item comes to life and the "illusion" is complete. Here are a few last looks at my Twin Serpent Guardian Spirit wall reliefs, part of my City of the Twin Serpents series of artifacts, before they get boxed up and ready to ship.

As of this writing, I only have three completed pieces on hand and available to order now (with a few others standing by ready for paint) so if you won't want to wait for that batch, order soon! To order, or for more info, click HERE.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

First Paint Layer Down

Working on three Twin Serpent Guardian Spirit wall reliefs, part of my City of the Twin Serpents series of artifacts. These will be available for purchase soon so reserve yours to avoid having to wait for the next batch. Click HERE for more info.

Ready to Ship!

Available now and ready to ship is the "Palms" wall relief, part of my "City of the Twin Serpents" series of artifacts. Measures approximately 4 1/2" in diameter. Hand crafted and meticulously hand-painted with a realistic stone-like finish. Features sturdy wire loop for easy wall hanging.

For more info, or to place an order, click HERE.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ready To Ship!

The latest batch of Siva Linga Stones are back in stock, and ready to ship! Click HERE for more info.

Also in stock are a couple of leftover Idol Artifact Pedestals. If you don't wish to wait for the next batch, don't miss out. Order soon! Click HERE.

There are also a few of the "Faces" tea light holders, part of the City of the Twin Serpents series of artifacts. Click HERE for more info.

Cthulhu also waits, but wants to come invade your home with this wall plaque. More info HERE.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Poster Prints And More Available

Wanna jazz up your home theater, man cave, or wherever you feel has boring walls? These designs are available on various products, including poster prints, pillows, wall tapestries, and more, exclusively on my Redbubble page. To view them all click HERE and HERE.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Latest Batch of Pedestals Complete!

Just finished painting the last three of this batch of five Idol Artifact Pedestals. As of this writing, three are already reserved via waiting list. The remaining two will be available to order as soon as they're boxed up and ready to ship. If you wish to reserve the remaining two, feel free to contact me before they sell out.

Next up... paint the remaining Medallion Display Stands and Siva Linga Stones.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Still Painting!

Here's a look at one of my latest batch of Idol Artifact Pedestals in its final paint.

Sorry, the skull is not for sale, but it sure looks darn cool, doesn't it? This pedestal will be available to order again soon. Click HERE for more info.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Time for some Paint!

A few Medallion Display Stands as well as a few Siva Linga Stones ready for some final paint.

That Cinderella moment... IT FITS!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Production Update — ALL BASECOATED!!!

Above are two Idol Artifact Pedestals freshly basecoated and ready for final paint.

And here's a peek at the long-sold-out Twin Serpent Guardian Spirit wall relief, also prepped and ready for final paint. I'll only have a handful of these so reserve yours if you don't want to miss out and have to wait for the next batch.

Among other waiting list items ready for final paint are several Medallion Display Stands which will look like these when completed:

At this time, these display stands are all reserved for those on a waiting list. The mold is now officially retired and so I'll need to make a new one if there's enough interest.

Production Update

I.R.T.P. (Items Ready To Paint).

Click HERE to view exclusive items available only through my Redbubble store.

Click HERE to view exclusive items available only through my Redbubble store.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

So long, Etsy! It was fun, while it lasted. :(

Etsy will soon be suspending my account because I don't wish to give them my bank account number and other sensitive personal info which they now require from me to set up their proprietary checkout system. I had always assumed the fees I pay for listing each item was enough revenue for them to stay afloat. This is why I loved Etsy and hate Ebay. Now, it seems, they are no better than Ebay.

Sorry, but I have no reason to trust Etsy with that info or any website that has no business knowing it and they don't have the credentials to guarantee their ability to keep that information safe and secure. Enough of my personal info is already all over the internet without my help so I find them forcing sellers to hand over this info distasteful and wrong.

So what happens now? Of course I will always continue to sell direct on my own online store, which is the preferred way since there are no listing fees since the shop is my own (only PayPal keeps a portion) so it's the best way for customers to support my hard work. I will, on rare occasions, post something on Ebay (yes they charge fees, but they're not asking for more info they don't already have on me). In the meantime, I've given my Esty store a much needed makeover...

And yes, I plastered the same message on the default pics of my items. They're gonna suspend me anyway I figured why not just go out with a bang?

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Production Update

Just a quick update on the progress of some waiting-list items. Still casting as I type this but will transform the work bench from a casting area to a sanding/cleaning/touch-up area to get the raw castings into workable shape for painting. Of the items in the works are the Medallion Display Stands, Idol Artifact Pedestals, mini Cthulhu idols, Siva Linga stones, and some Cthulhu wall reliefs.

Medallion Display Stand. Click HERE for info. The mold for this item is seriously on its last legs. Will need to make a new one and perhaps rethink how it's made for easier demolding.

Mini Cthulhu Idol in its mold. 

Final castings. Click HERE for more info.

The ol' drying rack. Here are a few primed Cthulhu Wall Reliefs ready for some paint. Click HERE for more info.

Other items on the rack. A couple of freshly pulled Idol Artifact Pedestals (a few more are in the work area being worked on), and some extra Twin Serpent reliefs. When casting I always like to have small molds standing by incase I have excess material, in which case I'd pour it into the molds and reduce waste.

What in the world is this strange contraption?! This oddity here is the Idol Artifact Pedestal mold. Those wooden "stilts" are attached to a weighted top (a prototype pedestal as a matter of fact... remember what I said about not letting anything go to waste?) which holds down a carefully-sized and cut piece of rigid foam which becomes the center core of the casting.

A pink pedestal? Have I gone mad? Well, maybe a little. What you are seeing here is the actual foam core that goes into every pedestal. The little white knobs represent the thickness of the top layer of a completed pedestal. They basically function as feet which elevates the foam about 1/4 inch from the surface of the mold, leaving space for the material to fill to achieve an even thickness throughout. The three holes in the middle are to allow for the casting material to slush through when it is pressed down into the mold and also to give it extra strength once solidified. 

This results in a far lighter casting, while at the same time, retaining much of its structural strength. This is how I've been making these from the beginning and it's worked beautifully so far. So I let y'all in on a little behind-the-scenes magic. Free of charge. ;)

And yes... more Siva Linga Stones.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Waiting List Update

Apologies for the delays in fulfilling these for those on the waiting list for sold-out items. Time and energy has been in short supply (the perils of having a full-time day job). Here's a peek at the latest batch of Siva Linga stones, as well as a brown version of the Cthulhu idol. The latter is currently the only brown one I have and is on reserve, but more will be made as time permits.

And now a quick update on other sold-out items.

I have requests for the Idol Artifact Pedestal as well as the long sold-out Medallion Display Stands. Again, rest assured these will be coming back and as time permits I'll be starting production on them again. Keep checking back on this blog for updates and I thank you all for your patience.