8″ Atlas Dunny

Fashioned after a greek statue, this commission was one of the toughest pieces I\’ve ever done.  And by tough, I mean Magic-Sculpt tough.  I miss sculpey and it\’s infinite working time.  Magic-sculpt is great for strength but until I get faster I foresee a lot of tooling in my future.  My dental tools got quite the workout over the last couple weeks.  So much so that I seriously have little feeling on my right middle finger due to the callus that has formed. But it\’s all good.  I\’m not complaining.  Really.  This guy was such a pleasure to work on.  I mean, it\’s like my client was giving me an assignment to work on my anatomy and what better reference material to work from than from the greeks.  Another interesting thing about thsi piece has that oringinally I added texture before the sculpt dried to make it look like the stone was old and weathered, however, because there was so much sanding and tooling, I lost a lot of it.  So in order to achieve the right look, I had to go to town on my smooth finish piece.  Picture me repeatedly stabbing my sculpt over and over with a pick, fork, plyers and other various tools.  My wife could not watch.  It was painful to us both.  But the result was good I think.

Bogart Alley by Task One

Lately the artist known as Task One has been revealing artwork showcasing his Photoshop skills and other artists custom toys.  Recently he asked me if he could have some high res images of my Celsius custom so he could play around and possibly make some art of it as well.  I was super excited about it because the work he\’s done so far has been steller.  Check over at Spanky Stokes for more info about it.

Over the weekend he send me a link to his facebook photo album where he had posted two new pieces to his collection.  If you\’re not a FB friend of his, you\’ll want to be so you can see his cool work.

Here are the two pieces he made. The surprise is that they\’re not even the Celsius piece.  When I met Task One down in LA at the Celsius show he had mentioned that he really enjoyed my Bogart custom and I guess he wasn\’t just saying that just to be nice because he took some time and really made my custom look amazing.  I think I\’m going to have to make myself a poster of these.

So Now I\’m wondering, is he still going to do the Celsius?  And if the Bogart looks this cool, what\’s the Celsius going to look like?

Free Arcade Game Demo

About 5 years ago my best friend from high school Christian and I decided to fill up our bored evenings and make our own video game.  Christian knew how to do all the programming and I thought I could handle the graphics.  We discussed doing a first person shooter, rpgs, but ended up deciding on an old fashioned arcade game. It\’s in the fashion of games like Luxor or  Zuma where sphere\’s accumulate and you need to clear them by matching three or more.  Our however had a bit of a twist.  Well, instead of me explaining it, feel free to download it and play it.  If you like, let me know.  I only have the demo version right now, I have to dig out the full.  If I find I might put that up as well.  Let me know what you think.

To run it you will need to install Directx 9.0c which I\’ve included in the zip file.  Once you install the directx, just run the exe.  The BHT file is just a file to log high scores.
Here are some screen shots.  As you can see, there are a few different ways to play.  To change the view, hit V.
You can find the complete instructions in the menu.  
OH, and I found the game to be very addictive, kinda tetris like, so you\’re officially warned.  Don\’t blame me if you find yourself wasting your time.