A while ago the artist known as AW177 contacted me about doing a collaboration. I love his work because of its Eastern influences and slick finishes. It\’s about as different from my own work as I think you can get. Which is why I wanted to add his style to my portfolio. However, it did present it\’s challenges. For this piece I had to simplify my own style a it. Much like my collaboration with Coolvader, I wanted to keep the surfaces as simple as possible so the surface could be worked with afterward. The Madl platform only worked more to this idea with it\’s straight lines. We decided on basing our concept on the ancient Chinese terracotta warriors. So I went about simplifying the armor in basic shapes. I used magic sculpt to create my shapes and sanded. And sanded. The end result was a toy that I think would look pretty cool if manufactured. Hmmm, what do you think MAD?
Check out AW177\’s other work that he\’ll have available at NYCC as well.
The first show is the Milk Munny Exhibit, which is actually already over. I believe my Stone Golem is still available for $750 at Red Hot Robot starting Oct 6th. If you\’d like to purchase this Mega contact them. Remember, 100% of the purchase goes to the Keep a Breast Foundation.
The second show is the Jouwe Custom show at the Toy Art Gallery in LA. This show started Saturday Oct. 2nd and goes until Nov. 2nd. You can find my Jouwe and many others for sale here.
And the third show, starting this Saturday, Oct. 9th, is the 15th Anniversary DIY Qee Celebration at Dragatomi. There\’s sure to be a lot of great work there. Check it out.