Thursday, December 27, 2007


The first two GanPens were completed as Christmas gifts for my sister and brother.


Digital Camo GanPen for my Brother!

Red Tie GanPen for my sister!

Keep reading for more updates and how you can get a limited edition GanPen for yourself!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

20 Days Later

So, 20 days later and progress is made!
The master mold has been created. It produces the sexiest GanPens to date. Oh so smooth.
The pinstriping enamel didn't turn out well. But, enamel model paints work extremely well. Who would've known that such good stuff was right under my nose? I used to use them to paint Gundams.

I've decided that I'm making a limited edition run of 50 penguins. I'll probably sell them around $25 each. They will be unique, hand painted, and one-of-a-kind. Special blood splatters and themed paintjobs ahoy!

Pictures will come soon!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Long time no update.
Mah bad.
So, in the few weeks I have neglected to update, many things have happened.
-The master cast for GanPen wasn't the master cast after all...too many imperfections.
-I'm sanding a GanP
en from the new cast so I can make a cast of that one.
-Sai gave me some 800 and 2000 grit sandpaper. Who knew they had 2000? Anyway, this GanPen is going to be WAY smooth.

-I've been playing with paint.
check it out:

The paint is some pinstriping enamel Overton is letting me use. I need to get flat black, though. Looks a bit unnatural.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Almost ready for the MASTER CAST!

I've been sanding for about a week now, and I'm ready to do some fill-in work for the master cast.

On the left is an earlier positive I made. It's got oil clay filling the neck area because, well...He looks like his head is half-cut off.
I fully intend on having a good first positive from the master mold before Thanksgiving break.
I have 3 days.

Friday, November 2, 2007


The very first GanPen cast!
I've been working on everything the past few days.
The mold and positive were just made today.
As you can see, there are many imperfections. Such as the feet. And numerous air bubbles.
Just a few kinks to work out, and he'll be ready to be sanded and re-cast.
I think I'll make a tutorial sometime, just for the heck of it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

And now for something different

Here are some things I did in my break time after sculpting for several weeks.
Colored pencil for the lady and marker for that guy. They're not great, but it was a nice change..

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I'm sure it's getting old...

...But here are some almost portfolio pictures of GanPen I took on Friday. I was messing around with a bunch of overhead projectors to get the lighting. Still not quite what I want.
Actually, I'm not exactly sure what constitutes a portfolio picture with good lighting...

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Even More Progress!

The last image has Gan-Pen leaning way too far back.
He's almost ready to cast!
I just need to buy the casting supplies and smooth a few things out.
note that the figurine is now in 3 pieces- Feet, body, head. The head and body will be cast together, the feet separately. For now, anyway.

Friday, September 28, 2007

More progress...

Sorry for the lack of updates recently.
Here are more images of Gan-Pen

Head, body, and feet. The wings are now sculpted against the body. And the beak is temporary.

The Above image was taken today. You can see the little tail that I added on.
All that's left to do is the tie and tuxedo design on his tummy.
Note that the head and feet aren't attached, either.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Here are some shots of the Gangster Penguin (GanPen?) sculpt thus far. Below is my work area in the Tech Theater shop upstairs.More stuff!

I probably shouldn't be doing that
I also may need to resculpt the feet. Not very penguin-esque.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Hack 2 School

So, here's this really cool website that's nifty for design school people! (like hopefully me).
Core77: Hack 2 School
I found it on the design magazine website. Haven't had a good chance to look around much on the site, but the Hack 2 School thing is pretty funny and has tons of links to teach you how to do stuff, like "5 Ways to Sound Smarter in a Crit," "
Classmate Designertypes (and what you can learn from them)," and this handy Hipster PDA thing (it's about halfway down the page)

I made my own PDA. I'll take pictures later, someday, probably.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Graphic Designs

Here are some cool things I might add to my graphic design-ish portfolio.

They were done in art class with some weird cutty-stuff. Can't re
m-ember what the name is, but it has a white side and a black side layered on top of one another. You cut away the white side and the black side shows up underneath. Then I scanned it and made some nifty things in Photoshop.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Dragoneer's Aria "Dragon Draw" results


Well, by the fruits of mine own labor, anyways...


But man, the other two winners are outstanding! And so are the runners-up!
*on top of the world*
*really tired*


Monday, September 3, 2007

ArtRage 2

Can't let Mir-chansan have all the fun now, can we?
I was messing around with the program ArtRage 2! VERY nifty thing that actually emulates real media quite well. Pencil, paint, pastel, crayon...AND MORE! If you buy the full version, which is a measly $25. That pretty much buys you the ability to use layers and some other stuff.

She's an elf! And a might crappy looking one, but hey! I'm still not entirely used to the tablet or the program.

I think I'll get it sometime.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Colored 2

This one may or may not be done right away. It has moving parts, so I think I'll be doing this one later. I think I'll have a progression of awesome penguin toys, starting with an un-poseable one and ending with a massive life-sized penguin 'fridge.

This is the one that has Mir-chan-san's influence. She suggested a fatter penguin! And a bigger head. And guns and gangsters and stuff...Real gangsters, not the Durham ones.


So, I colored them in.
And Re-designed them, sorta, with the assistance of Mir-chan-san

I dunno if I can use the pirate or zombie one...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ze Project!

So, my second period is Independent Study with Mr. Overton.

I'll be making toys.

To the left is my first plan. Penguins!
As you can see, there is the basic one, which will be black and white. And there will potentially be a pirate one, a zombie one, and a ninja one.

But, that's not all, folks!

Naturally, with an hour in class the think up of this thing, your train of thought sorta leaps to...crazy ideas!

This sorta seems to be like ripping off those professional vinyl toy designers, but to the right, you can see a different penguin mold idea with a wing (or two) to hold stuff in!
I don't think it's a total ripoff, it's more like a common sense type thing....If a penguin is cool, then (naturally) a penguin with a big-ass sword is awesome! Or an umbrella! Or even a lightsaber!

Oh, the possibilities!

That's about it for now, folks!

School Starts..

So, school started yesterday.

It still hasn't quite hit me yet.
Probably won't hit me until college starts.

I'm thinking Governor's School helped me out here-I'm taking a much more "get it done" attitude this year, but I am still quite laid back about doing everything.

Also, this is the first year in all of my schooling life that I did not get a massive stomach achedown on the first day.

How amazing is that?

My schedule:

AP Environmental Science (
Portfolio Development (Toys!)
AP Psychology (LOTS of reading @_@)
Art VI (Woooo!)

Sunday, August 26, 2007


School starts tomorrow...

Not mentally ready for it yet...


Friday, August 24, 2007

Who that is, yo?

So, I decided that I should post something artsy.

This might be my original Bleach character based loosely on myself that I designed a few months ago.

Might be.

He's a Vaizard.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

So, let's see something cool, eh?

So, this is Ferrumgaron...or was it Ferumgarron? I dunno, but he's a dragon I did a wek or two ago for a contest. Didn't win anything, but hey! It was fun. Ink and watercolor.

And to the right here is some fanart of byakuya Kuchiki from Bleach. My first "finished" piece that I've done entirely in Photoshop. Not great, but not too bad.

I'll upload some of the other things I've been messing around with in Photoshop later...

First time, Wooo!

So, I discovered that my Gmail account could be used to quickly make a Blog.


Yeah. I'll probably use this space to talk about random stuff and put up some of my artwork.

I think I'll move some of my Facebook notes onto this thing....