My cluttered desk…
People are either enchanted or horrified when they visit the studio, never had anyone look bored… I keep forgetting how odd my work is, Im surrounded by it every day then someone new drops by and it instantly hits me again.
Its always surprising, peoples reactions. Ive had little old craft ladies giggle in delight at piles of hands and eyeless faces and on the flip-side Ive had supposedly hip twenty-somethings get that glazed look in their eyes soon as they walk through the door as if they just stepped into Hannibal Lecters walk in freezer..
people are funny.
Everyone who ordered kits/faces/parts from the Steve Store should have received tracking info by now, if not please send me a note/email.
To those wondering, I will be restocking the store again soon as i finish up a couple Vince and Steve doll commissions.(hopefully in a week or so) :-)
Steve the Gamer and his ‘character’, Allmost, are finished. Allmost was a very comical chaotic-neutral wizard character of mine for years. I decided to make a ‘gamer’ convention attendant, with a sort of classic con attendee set of belongings. Steve’s con badge says that he is from Brooklyn, NY, making a nice reference to Steve Rogers. His badge is a reproduction of the 2013 DragonCon badge. His clothing was all custom drafted for his size by me. He has a custom t-shirt that I made with iron-on printer paper, and jeans with little functional pockets, and lace-up high-tops. I made his canvas backpack with functioning pocket and zipper as well, added the tiny zipper pull, and used some heroclix to make him some collectibles that he purchased in the dealer room. Using tiny images in the Marvel Previews magazine, I was able to create super tiny little comic books also, and he has a character sheet FOR the wizard, all in a tiny scale.
His character, Allmost, (Vince is his mold), has a lot of subtle details and game references. His ‘tattoos’ are all nordic runes. They say his name and title…and then all the spells he has ‘memorized’. The player knows that the wizard character can only memorize certain spells per day, and so this is a reflection of that. The other tattoos are other symbols that I made up for the character as his various marks on things. He is also carrying rope, because that is the #1 item in any adventurer’s pack. He has some potions of healing, and a few daggers. His robe is gray, meaning that it is a Neutral Robe of the Archmagi. His skullcap hat has the word ‘Teleportation’ on it, so it is a helm of Teleportation. He is also carrying his own spellbook, which is removable and functional. He has a leather backpack for supplies, and enough room at the top for scrolls to stick out.
These are the last two dolls I needed to finish for the art show, so now I’m set!
Two incredible Vince and Steve customs by Buffdolls!! The wizard Vince custom is especially amazing! (its always soooooo much fun to see what other artists do with my guys) these are for her Dragoncon display, be sure to give her a watch for more details on when and where you can see her work! :-)
Steves locked in a broom closet again, must be Friday.. or a full moon. (Steve doesn’t change into anything on a full moon, just usually makes an ass of himself)
A quick little set I’m working on for a Steve test, I still need to paint on all the details, make the furniture, props, etc.
I thought it might be fun to do a regular question and answer mini comic with Steve. You ask questions and he answers them in a possibly entertaining and possibly informative manner :-)
It would also give me a lil taste of what I’m in for when i begin the actual comic and it would help me quickly find out what expression sculpts Im lacking.
I open commissions, so here is some commission’s info for everyone, who would like to commission me:
- Choose your type of commission (see the picture above)
- Email me to: email@example.com
- I’ll draw a rough sketch for you and I’ll send you it to your e-mail. If you’ll like it, you should send me your payment to my paypal account
- After that I’ll finish your commission and I’ll send you a high-quality digital art/scan - in case of traditional media (300-350 dpi) per e-mail or I’ll give you a dropbox download link
- All commissions are private-use only!
I’ll draw for you:
1. - simple b/w bust portrait of your original/favorite character;
2. - detailed b/w portrait of your original/favorite character;
3. - a group b/w portrait (max. 3 characters);
4. - a simple watercolor portrait (with additional item/part of background);
5. - a simple color(flat colors) portrait;
6. - a group of two characters (simple coloring with shadows);
7. - a color portrait of one character with a simple background;
I’ll draw NSFW pictures till NC-17 too (we can discuss about it per e-mail);
I’ll NOT draw:
- NSFW pictures with Pokemons/My Little Pony/Furry etc.
Thank you very much for your attention! Please reblog this post to help me find more clients!
A good friend of mine is in need of some $ and just opened up commissions, hes a great guy and damn talented artist as well!!
Check him out, If you like his work but aren’t in the market give him a re-blog and signal boost! :-)
I am calling it the conversation stand. Sorry, Steve lost his pants and Vince still needs his wizard outfit. But just happy with how the stand is going to work. Gamer joke.
A progress shot of something very cool Buffdolls is working on for a Dragoncon display using one of my Steve and Vince kits.. It seems as thought for the moment everyone has lost their pants, .haha ;-)
One of Nail’s and Mira’s hands, I only need to sand these vary lightly and they will be ready to mold.
Steve store update: ALL of the kits are sold out, both Steve and Vince. (strangely they all sold within an hour on Sunday) I probably wont be making any more kits until the end of Aug/early Sept.
The optional Steve hip sculpt is sold out but i will make a few extras and restock those at the end of the week.
as always, any questions can be noted to me or emailed to bishonenhouse (at) yahoo (dot) com :-)
Gamer Steve is coming along pretty good! I successfully got Dragconcon permission to reproduce their badge art,and logo, and I found a tiny comic book in the marvel preview, just had to cut out some filler papers. I made the jeans, t-shirt, did the iron-on transfer, made the backpack, which functions, and used some heroclix figures to create the action figures in the right scale. Still waiting on some other companies to get back to me to see what else I can get permission to use. :)
Sharing because everyone needs to see the awesome Steve custom done by Buffdolls! :-D
Mira’s face plates look about as excited to be sanded as i am excited about sanding them ;-)
To get a perfectly smooth surface on my 3-d prints i build up 3-4 layers of primer, between each coat i let the pieces dry 2 days then sand. Once i get the surface to my liking I create a 2 part mold off my 3-d print and cast my finals in resin, its time consuming but in the end i have a nice perfectly smooth cast ready to be painted :-)
For those that missed it, the Steve store is restocked “for now” Steve and Vince kits as well as all faces plates for Steve and Vince are still available!
I was looking for a FAQ but didn't find one, maybe I missed it. You don't have to answer this, I was wondering what you used for your molds? I've been using Oomoo for some time now and I don't feel it holds up as long as I would like. Thanks.
I actually use Oomoo for rough molds of my clay originals, I cast resin copies of my clay originals I then refine these resin casts into a final master. Oomoo is great for this but repeated casting and it breaks down quickly and is terrible for long runs as molds made with it warp over time. I REALLY would love it if they formulated a durable Oomoo as its a joy to work with.
For 90% of my production molds I use Smooth-Ons mold max 30, Its a wonderful, tough silicone with a decent working time and its FAR less sensitive to sulfur than any of the platinum cure silicones. The only drawbacks to mold max 30 is 1. you need to measure it (A to B mixing ratio) using a gram scale and 2. You MUST vacuum degas it after it is mixed.. In the tec specs it (recommends) doing so but unless you are making thin 1 part, or a brush-on mold, I repeat, you MUST vacuum degas it to get a high quality durable (aka bubble free) mold that can be used in a pressure chamber.
Here are the tec specs on the mold max silicones (link)
I hope that helps :-)
Just wanted to let you know the Steve Store has been restocked and updated!
There are now 2 Steve kits and 2 Vince kits avialble in the "Steve Dolls" section.
All of the wigs/faces have been restocked, and two NEW Steve faces added!! Evil and Melancholy
An all new Vince Accessories page has been added! with all 3 additional unpainted Vince expressions!
And for those that asked for it ive also made the Anatomically correct hip sculpt finally available in the Steve accessories section, I still need to take a nice photo, if you need to see a pic, email me, i have a snapshot i can send you :-)
Ive also added the Vince and Steve headbacks to the Store! Steve can wear Vinces faces but it leaves part of the neck plate exposed and Steve faces don’t fit Vince quite right, These headbacks open up lots of customizing options!!
I’ll (hopefully) be posting the finished Vinces and the finished Steves next week (2 of each) as well as the painted S & V faceplates!
As always if you want any of these snap em up now because they go QUICK and it will be a little while before they are back in stock as it takes me about a month and a half to hand make this much stuff, BESIDES, late Saturday lightning struck the power pole outside the studio and the resulting power surge destroyed the shop television, both phones, my printer, my wireless router and all of the dimmable flourescent lights in the studio track lights,.. luckily I unplugged my compressor and computer before the storm,.. so buy up folks!! Don needs a new everything, haha
If you have any questions send me a note or email me at bishonenhouse (at) yahoo (dot) com.