Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I am a lazy artist series PART 2!

The Studio is about 50% done-meaning all my stuff is in that room, just needs to sorted it out. So I am continuing with writing about my friends.
Also check out the interview about designer toys and Dallas with our friends
Edward and Nreazon! Art & Seek

I am going in order of who I have know the longest and next up is Mr. Gary Brickel (BrixPix). Little fact about me is that I am bad influence. Meeting me makes you do crazy things, like shutting off your T.V. and going out to places, or even worst… do something creative! When I was out of college I got my first job working in the “art department” of a big company. Boring as it was I brought in a Munny I was customizing to work on during my lunch break. This caught the eye of Gary Brickel who was fascinated by this “New Canvas.” It was downhill from there. His style is very Pop Art and has a lot of Retro imagery all done in a pen and ink cartoon style. The amount of detailed that goes into his work would make me nuts if I had to do it! Check out his site and follow him on twitter! http://brixpix.wordpress.com/ http://twitter.com/brixpix

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I am one lazy artist

Studio is still not ready so I have nothing new to show or even talk about, so I would like to highlight some of my close artist friends for a bit. These people I know personally, and not only am I a friend but a fan of their work.

First up is Nick Orban. Wait a minute this guy doesn’t have any toys or even uses bright colors?!?! Yes, surprising I like this style as well. As an artist and an individual it’s always good to broaden your horizons and see something that is outside your norm. Nick and I go back a long time since College, and it been great watching his work evolve to what it is now. Since moving out to Seattle the subjects of his paintings have become land and city scapes. I have selected some of my personal favorites to show here, but you can see more at http://nickorban.com or even check out his blog http://nickorban.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 23, 2009

Going part of a talk with other artist about sculpting and toy making and toy manufacturing. I think it is only open to members but if you have any questions about the toy making process feel free to contact me.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

aw crackers.

Yup, I am on my way to home ownership. So everything needs to be packed and ready to be moved out. A better studio is on the way with hopefully better updates.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Mystery Bag

WOOOT! Mystery Bag TIME! Is it Money? Sandwiches? Dirt? Puppies? Stolen Organs? Toys?..... yeah it's toys. Come out to Ave Arts and enter to win some MonsterBot Swag! There has already been one winner from the 12th show now there can no must be... another winner!...oh yeah this is the bag you will get
Mystery Bag

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mex- i- pins

New set! Come to the show and enter the drawing to win 1 Mexi pin, 1 Drip Drop, Blank Frugi, a set of paper toys (Space Ape, Sour Milk, Cannibal), and all in a MonsterBot Bag!


Before I post the full pictures of the show I figure I give out a little taste.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

High Gear!

The latest toy show is coming up fast so the studio has been in overdrive to get everything ready! Here is a quick snap of what's to come!

Friday, August 21, 2009

September Show

Come out and see some of these awesome artists and there toys! A lot of fresh new stuff from around Texas and the world! Also see Monster Bot Studio's newly re-sculpted Frugi, the large and in charge Hurra-Kane, and the long awaited MonsterBot toy!

Webflyer for Show

Thursday, July 30, 2009

MonsterBot's final sculpt.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hurra-Kane part 2

I have finished most of the sculpting for Hurra-Kane, now it sanding and smoothing time. I have used 2 types of clay creating this figure where the body is Sculpy Firm and the pouring rain is Castalien (I think that is how it's spelled). The reason I didn't just use Castalien for the whole figure is that have not gotten used to getting it as smooth as I want it. I use sanding sponges but it seems to clog them up quick. I hear you can smooth it with nylons but I haven't tried that out yet.

Ok the story behind Hurra-Kane: Living in Florida we were bombarded with hurricanes all through the late summer. When any of them started to get close all of a sudden they would be named. To me this made the hurricane more like a living thing or person. As most hurricanes go they all had bad temperaments, never happy, they just want to push you around. So that is what Hurra-Kane is about. It is the storm as a living creature with eyes in the center and sharp hands to slice and cut.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I started the process of my newest figure Hurra-Kane. Must like a real hurricane it has been a disaster! First sculpt I loved it! Then I baked the first layer of clay and it exploded! The foam balls I was using expanded and broke the figure. So I have to get different foam balls (heat tested them) and start over. I started out not liking this one but it has grown on me and I think this one will be a much better. Once I get the figure sculpted more I will go into detail of it's story.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ok, this session is over. I got to the point where I have done a prime coat and there are still spots the need work before the molding process. This shouldn't take me much more time but it is getting late. I hope you have enjoy this process, it might not be as fun as the painting one done in March(?) but it is something that not a lot of people show... probably for a good reason, it is really boring! At least me sitting there doing it was. Check back next week for THE STORM!

I have gotten pretty far with MonsterBot in this hour, but it is not his day to be worked on. Soon after dinner the sanding and cleaning of Frugi will continue.

Frugi is all Putty'ed up with a new set of mitts and more curves around the legs making Frugi less Boxy more organic. Next hour I will be working MonsterBot while the putty dries.

Plastic Surgery Time. Fill holes, smooth out parts, and rebuild hands (no more claws).

Hour 2

Finished the ruff sanding next is finer sanding...funny nobody shows this part of toy making the very tedious sanding.

All Day Blog!

I will be working on Frugi2 all day today and posting the process of the new cleaner Frugi! Let the clean up begin with PINK!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Where have I been?
Well I had a tough time getting back into the studio after the Attack of the Designer Toy Show, and I made a promise that I would see a Doctor about my hearing loss. Well after some meds and diet changes later I have permanently lost 57% of my hearing in my right ear. During this process I wasn't feel all to creative so I picked up doing some toy customizing. Painting these figures will come much later than normal since I am now BACK and working on 2 new figures! Let me know what you think so far!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Just finished sculpting my Mini Munny that came with the Mini Munny Mobile. This was a give away at Madness Games and Comics in Plano last month. Got to sit down for a bit and work with some follow toy customizers like NREAZON, and another guy (I didn't get his business card or write down his name but he was very good!) I have an idea to build up the car in to a very Big Robot, but that will have to wait another day.

After of Attack of the Designer Toy Show, Moster Bot Studio had to evict 2 of it's residents. While attending the show, they knocked down the "TOY SHOW" monsters and MexiPins.

Friday, April 24, 2009


I know it's a little bit in reverse but I just found some of my progress shots for the Frugi's and MexiPins. Currently the "Golden Idel" Frugi has a new home, as well as MexiPins El Gimpo, Capt. Cactus, Gold Demon, and El Smurfo. Also a Blank Krabby (on display inthe showcase) was picked up as well! Thank you very much again for those who came out and supported the show!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Attack of the Designer Toy Show!

The Show was a big hit and I would like to thank everyone that came out to check out the Toys! I took some picture of some of the great Frugi Customs that were done for the show!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mexi Pins

Working on each project a little bit at a time. Card for Mexi Pins

Mexi Pins Card

Monday, March 2, 2009

last post

This will be the last post for the day. I am working on the long process of photo shop the figures in to place for the flyer. These posting were fun to do an I am looking forward to a time where I can do it again. Thank you for following!

photo shoot


final paint

Lunch break!


movie playing Unearthly

more green?

2nd coat

Lets Paint! 11:37am

Painting Stages of the Toy Show
Movie playing in Background is The Atomic Brain!

first green



Today the studio is going to be posting all day showing the process for the Attack of the Designer Toy show. Here the first set...

first sculpt