Conan Animated

I decided to turn my Conan art into a mini animation loop. So here it is.
Layers were cut apart in Photoshop, then the pic was animated in After Effects.

Conan

So Conan O'Brien hosted an art contest for his show at San Diego Comic Con. I entered, and my art was actually featured on his show! The episode it was featured on aired on 7/10/15.

Here is the artwork I submitted. It's a digital drawing of his superhero character, "The Flaming C".


Here's a screenshot of my pic as it appeared in the episode.

Custom Dinobot Snarl

So we're still waiting for Hasbro to release official Generations Dinobot figures based on the characters from the original G1 TV show. Until that day comes, I've settled on some 3rd party Dino Transformers from TFC. Here is Snarl.

The figure was given a completely new paint job in the correct G1 colors and some smaller details were sculpted on. I decided to base the color scheme on the character design from the Fall of Cybertron video game because that design is much more modern and detailed than the original TV design.

Original figure (left), custom (right). The top green mark on the chest was filled in with Aves Fixit Sculpt and an Autobot insignia label was added (label from reprolabels).

Original figure (left), custom (right).

Original figure (left), custom (right).

Original figure (left), custom (right).

Original figure (top), custom (bottom). Not only was the figure completely repainted, but quite a bit was resculpted as well. The sides of Dino mode were given a thin layer of Fixit Sculpt and mechanical-style details were sculpted in. I also added completely hand-sculpted "vents" on top of the hips to break up the smooth arch of the back and to better match the TV and game design. I resculpted the sides to cover up the green zig zag stripes.

Original figure (top), custom (bottom).

Original figure (top), custom (bottom).

Original figure (top), custom (bottom).

Here are the pieces used to make a set of swords for the figure. From left to right, a plastic silly straw, plastic cap, craft gem, sheet styrene, and model kit sprue.

All pieced together. I filled in all the gaps with Aves Fixit Sculpt.

Side by side of the painted and unpainted swords.

Weapons in hand.

Spock bobblehead

So I recently found out that my mom is a big Spock fan. So for Mother's Day and her birthday this year, I made her a Spock bobblehead.

This was sculpted from scratch in Sculpey clay, hand-painted, and finally glued together.

Here is the sculpted head before painting. Front view.


 Side view.


The left arm was sculpted separately so that I could paint the inside of the hand without running into the body.


Even though it's against the side of his body, the hand has full sculpted detail on both sides.


And the body.


Here is the body, fully painted. I painted the base colors of each section and then went back over with a wash of a darker tone to "outline" the details.


The Star Fleet insignia base was drawn on a thick sheet of styrene and then cut out and painted. I drilled two holes to insert nails for the feet to peg onto. The metallic gold is a layer of enamel gold with a thin layer of Tamiya clear yellow on top.


I thickened the bottom to cover the nail heads with Aves Fixit Sculpt. Then that was painted black and my name and date was written in white paint with a toothpick.


And here is the final figure. After painting, I gave the figure a satin clear coat to give it that professional shiny look.




The spring in his neck was also hand-made.












360˙ turn around.

Ripley

Photoshop drawing. I think the photo this is based off of is a scene from "Aliens"... although, I'm not sure. Either way, here's Sigourney Weaver.

Joker

Experimenting in Photoshop. This was drawn with the polygonal lasso tool. I outlined the shapes and colored them in. I kind of like the angular look.

Custom Spider-Man

I just finished this custom Spider-Man figure. This is the 2nd movie Spider-Man figure from 2003. The articulation on this guy is FANTASTIC. However, I never really liked his small angry eyes. So I re-sculpted them into the larger Ultimate Spider-Man style.


The original figure is on the left, my custom eye sculpt is on the right.



The figure was also given a full repaint. I made the striping a darker metallic instead of the bright silver it was previously and the blue was painted darker with a lighter blue dry-brushed on top to really make the scale detail pop.

Modded Lego Millennium Falcon

I've said it before, but I'm a BIG stickler for accuracy. So here's a look at my modded Lego Millennium Falcon. This is the second Falcon set Lego released, number 4504.



A TON of detail was added to the top. Almost all red "rust" pieces were added by myself in screen accurate locations. I also added printed tiles where the ship had damage, two at the back (one on each side) and a larger area between the front center piece and the cockpit.


The sides of the forward mandibles was originally hollow. So I added hinged pieces to the sides to fill that in and add a lot of mechanical detail. This is similar to how the newer 7965 Lego set does it.


I also borrowed the arm connection for the radar dish from the newer Falcon set.


I added these 1x4 tile pieces to each side of the ship to help hold the pieces together since the original ship had nothing there.


Here's a close up of the back with lots of added detail around the vents and various "rust" red pieces added in.


I also added a second turret to the bottom center of the ship (like in the movie) because the original set did not have anything there.


And now for the interior. This is the main room in the ship. The wall behind the chair was previously an escape pod that could launch out of the side. I secured that in place and built up the wall above it. So now it's part of the computer system.


Walls were added between the rooms/hallways just to separate things a bit. I used sloped pieces at the ends to simulate the angled entranceways that the ship has in the movies. Also, a small detail, but the tan hook on the wall to the right is where Obi-Wan stores the training helmet.


Here's the other side with the gaming table. I added an extra chair to the side so that the seating would curve around the table like in the movie. You can also see the added curved wall behind the seating.


And the back of the ship. Not much was changed here, although I did add a trap door in the floor on the left side. You know, for smuggling cargo... or people.


The trap door is hinged at one end and has two spouts/handles at the other. I had to raise the floor a bit here so that the figures could fit inside, but it works!

And I recreated an action scene from the movie for your viewing pleasure.

Generations FOC Shockwave

It's Decepticon Shockwave! This is a custom repaint of Generations FOC Shockwave. Originally, the figure was quite plain with limited painted detail. So using reference photos from the Fall of Cybertron game, I updated the figure.

Robot Mode
All pink "lights" were painted in (with the exception of the eye and chest screen) and the full figure was given a grimy, used look. Also, the lower arms were cast in solid black plastic, so the violet striping had to be added.

Same detailing as mentioned above. The back originally had no paint apps at all, so the pink lights had to be added in.


To push the detail a bit further, I also added some copper wiring at the neck and copper rings on the finger joints. It's a bit difficult to see, but I also fixed the inside of the thighs with had a big gap. That was filled in with Aves Fixit Sculpt and sculpted to look like wiring and bolts.


Here's the weapon. To get the grimy look on the metal, I painted it solid black, and then dry-brushed silver on top. The violet and copper details were added afterward.

Ready for battle.

Here is an animated turn-around of the figure.

Vehicle Mode
Front view. Not much to see here. Although, the front pink screen was given a wash of dark violet to bring out all the sculpted panel line details.


Right side view. Same detailing as mentioned above. Dry-brushed grime and painted pink highlights.


The back originally had no paint apps at all. Which is strange since that's where the thrusters are. So that was also given the pink highlights. Much improved.


Left side view.


Top view. The weapon actually inserts into the top of the vehicle mode. Pretty nifty.


Bottom view.