Check out these photos @wondergoblin took of the Mega Galactic Void! At 11 AM ET today the Void goes on sale in the Wonder Goblin webshop with all the unsold inventory from the Kaiju Cult art toy show. Set your alarms! 👁⏱
Painting silver/gold accents on this Stardust Dreamer. All those dreamy lumps and bumps. This step takes hours.
I slush cast them with multiple pours of resin and use epoxy clay to reinforce the back.
Another colorway in the Dreamer series
I have a show opening at Galeria Regina with the talented @dondiofbklyn ☠ Saturday March 17 5-9 pm ☠ RSVP here for sneak peeks!
I sculpted the original plaque out of Monster Clay, a nontoxic material that never hardens. After texturing the background with a rock, I used a printout of the design and a needle tool to layout the text.
Here’s a shot of the finished edition of 21 plaques. There’s something satisfying about all the repetition, both visually and in terms of the process. Working in multiples forces me to refine my techniques into easily duplicated steps. It’s a puzzle of sorts, where the outcome is both predictable and surprising.
These plaques are for a local bowling league–The Royal Order of Water Buffaloes! They’re 4 3/4 inches diameter at the widest point, cast in resin with metallic powder and painted details.
After I finish a sculpture, I photograph it from as many angles as I can. It’s a great way to explore perspective and composition.
I gave him a high gloss finish, since he’s slimy. The bark is resin cast from a mold I took of a log, painted with acrylics.
This little guy is made from epoxy clay, monofilament, and acrylic.
Rainbow pearlescent on top of black and white, before varnish.
I’m going to paint the Skullfish a soft sparkly white/ grey. The paint gets applied in several layers. I’ll start with a flat black primer, followed by a base coat of black urethane paint. I’ll go back in with white to create a range of tones. The rainbow pearlescent goes on top of that, followed by a clear coat. Each layer of paint gets applied by airbrush in several passes.
Fill primer is a spray paint that fills in small cracks so that an extremely smooth surface can be achieved after sanding. Wetsanding helps keep the sandpaper from clogging and also prevents dust from getting into the air.