Just wanted to let everyone know the first 10 invoices for Steve kits were sent out today, as well as emails to the people who have payed their kits off in full.
Kits will begin shipping on the 20th for those who have payed in full and for those who pay their balance today.
If you didn’t receive an email don’t worry I’ll be sending out the next 10 invoices next week (when i send them ill make another post!), If you’re worried you may have missed your invoice please feel free to email me at bishonenhouse (at) yahoo.com.
Commission for the talented Donn Kinney!
For those who would like to know more about Steve and the characters in his universe, here’s an amazing rendering by the incredibly talented Nick Robles of my character “Nails” ,hes one of Vinces surly friends and will eventually be turned into an articulated figure sculpt just like Steve and the soon to be released Vince.
When i create him I’ll of course be sculpting him in my “toon” style to fit into Steves world, but if Nails was a real person Nicks rendetion is exactly what he’d look like, :-)
thank you again Nick!!
A few nights back i began silk-screening the boxes for the Steve Kits and i thought id share!
The artwork was drawn by the extremely talented “Overju” you can see his DA page here, LINK
I took his original pencil drawing and used it to burn a silkscreen. I then screen printed the art onto the flattened boxes using black acrylic paint, to create the lettering I had two custom rubber stamps created (one saying Steve and one saying Kit) and simply stamped them onto the unfolded boxes using waterproof inks.
Because the boxes are hand printed each one is slightly different! and a little piece of custom art in its own! :-D
The kits will begin to ship next week, I’ll be sending out Invoices starting on Monday! soon as I begin ill post to let everyone know to be on the lookout for their email! :-)
Thanks again to Overju for doing such a cool drawing of Steve!!
I’m getting some new Steve related photos and info ready to post but it will be a few days, so until then i thought id share this..
Back in 2007 i did a piece known as “the gift”, quite a few people who saw the Image thought it was mostly photo-shoping/photo manipulation combined with a photographed doll, (i still get emails on occasion asking me what software/photograpic elements i used to create that image,.. sigh…) In reality everything in the image I handmade.
The Doll I made made of reject parts from my original old sculpt, The backdrop and heart were wood covered in several layers of paper and paint, some of the nails in the heart are real, some are resin casts of nails. I made the rose vines from bark wrapped wire, real dried miniature roses and rose leaves, the color was airbrushed onto them as all dried plant material will loose its natural color over time and turn light brown. The rose thorns were all made from sculpey and the heart hes holding i modeled from sculpey premo..
It was quite a bit of work for just one photo and after the photo was taken I carefully packed all the pieces away and put them in storage where they sat for 6 years.
Late last month an incredibly talented friend Dreux Priore was vising and helping me with some work on the studio, It was about a week before an art show and i was running short on big show worthy completed pieces to bring, for years Ive always wanted to do something with the original sculpted pieces from “the gift” the day before the show Dreux worked his butt off building this awesome lighted wood and glass case, I stayed up all night painting the case and permanently attaching all the pieces inside of it to finish it off.
After the show i brought it back to the studio where it will probably stay on permanent display for people who visit,…. but it may end up in my living room eventually, :-)
THANK YOU DREUX!
Thanks everyone for all the interest and the re-postings!! she is now SOLD! :-)
Sorry for the extremely long delay in posting and the looong delay in shipping Steve, I’m still running behind on but I’m making good (but slow) progress. I’m currently finishing up several extra sets of Steve molds to help speed up my casting process. (see photo of tired looking guy “who needs a haircut” making lots-o-molds,lol) The good news is the Steve kits WILL ship before the end of the month!! followed by the nude Steves and then last but not least the clothed Steves, The reason the clothed Steves will ship last is because of some minor technical problems with casting his boots/belts.
As always if you have any questions please post them here or feel free to email me at bishonenhouse(at)yahoo.com
Also, if any one is interested there is 1 Steve kit available, someone upgraded their kit to an finisehd unclothed Steve freeing up one kit.
Here’s a mini F.A.Q for some of the more frequent questions Ive been getting.
1:When will Steve’s extra faces be available?
Steve’s extra faces will go on sale after all 40 of the Steves have shipped.
2: How will i know when my Steve is ready?
Soon as your Steve/kit is finisehd you will receive an email with your final total plus shipping, soon as you send payment your order will go out with tracking info.
3: I want Vince!, can i pre-order him now?
Soon as the 40 Steves have shipped i will have more information about Vince as well as a pre-order (just like Steve) There will also be a big art contest and the prizes will be a finished Vince and Vince kits!!!
4: Are you going to make more Steves!? I want one!!
I may release a different variant of Steve, I will definitely release more Steve model kits, I’m not sure when he will be released again but probably sometime in mid/late summer
Its finally “finished” after five years of blood, sweat and tears (real blood, not metaphorical blood ;-) ) I’m finally working in the studio!! its amazing having a clean safe space to work and its amazing having a place for all my supplies/materials as well. For those who haven’t been following my rants for the past 5 years about studio building here’s a link to photos form start to near finish.
90% of the construction work was done by friends, family and myself, I’m very lucky to have people in my life who are willing to give so much time helping me complete it. The studio still needs window trim, baseboards and doors for the plumbing/hot water tank “nook” but im going to wait till summer to finish those bits :-)
I’m running about 3 weeks behind on Steve but the casts are turning out even better than my prototype (now that i have a clean ventilated place to do castings) so my next posts will more than likely be of 100s of little Steve parts.
For those wondering YES i will be having classes,(mold-making/casting/etc.) soon as I have more information ill be posting the news here.
If anyone has any questions as always you can post here or email me at bishonenhouse @ yahoo (dot) com
Its been a while since my last post so i thought i should let you all know I’m still alive, Ive been maddeningly busy with commissions, finishing the studio and working on the 40 Steves.
The Studio is finally up and running, I still need to do some finishing work (window trim/baseboards) but all the stuff i need to work is finisehd, It feels soo strange not having to worry about tripping over stacks of molds or jugs of resin, Soon as i get time during the day I’ll take a nice photo of the finished space.
The Steves are going well, Because of the delay in finishing the studio the Steves are a bit behind but I still expect to begin shipping the kits toward the end of Feb.
And last but not least here’s a “sneak peek” at my next release Vince, Hes still at the rough stage so he’ll change a bit.
I’ll be posting more info on him over the next month and once all of the Steves are shipped I’ll open up preorders for him as well as preorders on Steves additional expressions.
A very cool custom of one of my Logan sculpts, ( I LOVE seeing what people do with my dolls) He looks really good with long hair, love the costume as well :-)