This is something fun I did about 9 years ago, back in 2005 (i think it was 2005) Palisades toys was having a contest that involved depicting the months of the year using action figures from their Muppets line, I decided to go with March (Easter was in March that year) and this was the result.
I actually won and they sent me a bunch of free Muppets action figures!! hell yea!!
The Animal figure is of course by Palisades,.. the ears,tail,baskets,eggs and spring flowers i sculpted with sculpey premo, instead of painting the colors on i actually sculpted everything in its base color and dry-brushed on a few highlight colors..
Anyway„… Happy Easter Everyone!!!
I drew this back in 2012, It was my final design for Mira (im just now getting around to finishing her sculpt) I’m not crazy about my drawing skills so i usually don’t upload my sketches. (i always think they look better in 3-d anyway)
As if you couldn’t guess shes an alien biologist,.. A damn good one as well! (as in shes the BEST! no one knows more about weird green four eyed things than she does), although she does get lost in her work on occasion… ;-)
This is one of the new characters in busting my butt to get finished in time for Doll-A-Kon..
I’m working on sculpting her hair right now and its causing me to loose my hair :-( … soon as I have her a bit further along ill begin posting pics.
and for anyone wondering,… That lil bird actually lives and nests in the vegetation that grows on the larger creatures back, The bird gets a safe home and in turn gets rid of any parasites that may bother the larger beast (similar to an oxpecker)..
Wigs, Wigs Wigs,… In all the colors of spring!,…well,.. not really.
Today i cast another batch of the cranberry wigs, last time i posted them in the store they all vanished in a couple of hours. Soooo due to popular demand they are back. There’s also one RED wig,(EDIT: this red wig is now sold!). the rest are now available on the Steve accessory page :-) (STEVE STORE LINK)
Ooops,.. spoke too soon
Thanks everyone for the barrage of kind notes and emails, I had a couple of patrons pay off commissioned work so Tyler is going to stay!! And to those worrying, Bishonen House is in no danger of vanishing, Last year was actually a record year for business! (the larger workshop is actually paying off) so my yearly tax bill was also correspondingly (and unexpectedly) huge!. combined with those “zany” health insurance folks it all amounted to a bunch of very large unexpected expenses all at once….next year ill be ready for their hijinks, thanks again everyone!!
Quick dodo eye test, As a few you know in my “ever shrinking” spare time Ive been working on a dodo recreation, (loooong story somewhat explained here LINK) I very rarely post my non-doll sculpting work so i thought it would be fun to share something a little different.. I cast the face in a slightly translucent light blue-grey resin, as dodos (at least from what little evidence is left) had bluish grey faces, with a few vivid blue highlights and some dark grey/grey green to black areas around the eyes and on the skin of the lower beak. Still needs to be painted of course, attached to the body then feathered.. the eyes are from an eye maker in Malta who specializes in birds.. The skull in the background is a museum cast of the dodo specimen in the royal Ontario museum. I used the cast as a base for sculpting my final.
For those who can’t get enough Steve pics here’s an amazing gallery of Steve photos from Aernath! check it out!! :-D
(Steve gallery Link)
(above photo by Aernath)
Some guy named Spade and some guy named Nails. (verrrrry early previews of 2 new characters) btw.. the clay in Nail’s mouth is there because of the mold making process, the clay is a holdout to make the mouth open (as is the clay in his eye sockets)
For those interested I just updated the Steve store! I added a single Steve Kit! probably the last one until the convention in June, I replenished all of Steves expressions as well as all of his wig colors (even 2 more of the super rare cranberry wigs), these are all very limited so……, here’s the store link for those interested.
As always any questions, note me here or email bishonenhouse (at) yahoo (dot) com.
Just finishing up a few doll casts for artist Paul Pham, Casting a nice “glowy” matte translucent resin and having it turn out flawless on the first try is always a thing of joy (translucent resins are a tricky lot to work with) just a few more casts and I’m done for the day!! :D!!
May will mark the 10 year anniversary I began making dolls full time, sooo over the next couple of months I’m going to randomly post some of my favorites Ive made over the past 10 years., I will still post new Steve work weekly of course and that will always be my priority here, but I thought it might be fun for those who aren’t really familiar with my older doll sculpting work.
This was a OOAK Nori I made and donated to Dollectible back in 2008, He was auctioned off and went for around $1,700, I had an amazing time at Dollectible and to this day remains one of the best times i had at a convention,.. not to mention it was an awesome adventure driving cross country from WV to San Francisco!… i need to do that again soon!! :-)
Nori like all of my dolls was entirely sculpted, molded, cast, finished, and painted by myself.
FINALLY Finished and sent out all these guys yesterday and today,
feels good to have finally gotten the first 5 out (actually one still hasn’t shipped because Im awaiting a new shipping address from the collector in Scotland)
Now that thats done its time to make 5 more O_O haha
Today marks my 2 year anniversary on tumblr!! so happy b-day tumblr page! and this May will mark my 10 years of making dolls as a full time career!! hopefully by May I’ll have some nifty event or occasion dreamed up to mark the 10 year anniversary :-)