Saturday, November 11, 2017

New Redbubble Store Items!

My Redbubble store has gotten a little "piratey". Based on my original pirate-themed Jolly Roger Beverage Coaster design, many items featuring the image are available now exclusively through my Redbubble store. With the holidays just around the corner, why not take a gander!

To see them all, click HERE.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pirate Themed Beverage Coasters — First Batch

1st official batch of pirate beverage coasters is well underway, mateys! These here be fresh unpainted pulls direct from the ruddy molds, savvy?

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Spice Up Your Man Cave Walls!

My "Movie Night" designs are available as prints exclusively on my Redbubble store, and are also featured on a variety of other items like pillows, blankets, smartphone cases, and more!

Visit my Redbubble store HERE.

Jolly Roger Coaster — Interest List Now Active!!!

The time has come, mateys! Production of this item will begin provided there's enough interest. Please contact me if this is an item you'd be interested in and request to be placed on the "interest list" to reserve your spot to receive your own set from the first batch!

Finally! A coaster worthy of your favorite pirate grog! This highly detailed coaster will delight even the most devious scallawags that ever sailed the Caribbean, so drink up, matey!

Hand-painted and hand-crafted in extremely durable impact-resistant resin.

Inside diameter measures approximately 3.25 inches.

NOTE: Clean only by gentle rinse under cool water.

Back in Stock and Ready to Ship!

Early October batch of Siva Linga stones is complete, back in stock, and ready to ship!

For more info, or to order yours, click HERE.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Jolly Roger Coaster — Final Product Reveal

Well, mateys. Tis time! Here is the first look at a completed painted Jolly Roger pirate-themed coaster.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Jolly Roger Coaster Work in Progress: Part 5, SCULPT COMPLETE!!!

Ladies and scalawags, I can finally call this one done! I'll be making the mold soon and cast the first pulls and see what happens. I'll be casting them in black resin and give it a weathered wash to look like old iron.

"Hoist the colors high!"

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Jolly Roger Coaster Work in Progress: Part 4

Almost there! I decided against doing a rope pattern around the perimeter of the coaster and opt instead for a wood pattern. Like most projects I work on, they always evolve in the end.

Jolly Roger Coaster Work in Progress: Part 3

The pirate themed coaster is finally coming around. The perimeter will eventually have a rope pattern going around it (the indents you see on the upper right were from pressing down on a separate coiled element I was test fitting). The wooden planks will have nail heads also. Pretty excited about how it's turning out. Can't wait to do resin casts of it.

Drink up, me hearties!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Jolly Roger Coaster Work in Progress: Part 2

Added the bandana and eye patch. Still needs a lot of cleaning up and adding the final smaller details like the eye patch strap, teeth, and the swords need to be resolved. Also added some preliminary wood-grain texture to the background.

Remember, RUM stands for "reducer of unwelcome misery"®©TM.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Jolly Roger Coaster Work in Progress

Still have a long ways to go.

Took a few hours cleaning and reorganizing my workspace just for this little project. Also finally got some speakers hooked up in there so I can listen to some tunes while I work (where I previously just blasted it from the home theater system in the next room). Music to me is like air. I need it with me at all times whenever possible.

"A pirate's life for me!"

Drink Up Me Hearties!

I long wondered why there are no cool sculpted pirate-themed coasters around, so I'm making my own. Here's the original sculpt in progress next to the concept sketch. The final piece will be cast in resin.

Keep a Weather Eye on the Horizon

Kneaded clay, sculpting tools, clamps... what top-secret project am I up to? All I can say is I'm excited about this one. It's a design I really like and the final piece will become a utilitarian item I can use at home on nights I'm feeling particularly piratey. ;)

Stay tuned!

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.