Friday, August 8, 2014

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!


[Stegosaurus]: ”This is a fertile land, & we will thrive. We will rule over all this land, 
and we will call it... This Land.” 
[Allosaurus]: “I think we should call it... your grave!” 
[Stegosaurus]: “Ah! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!” 
[Allosaurus]: “Ha ha ha! Mine is an evil laugh! Now DIE!” 

If you are familiar with the awesome sci-fi series "Firefly", 
you'll immediately recognize this scene
 (Wash, Serenity's  pilot, playing with two dinosaur toys). 
If not.. what are you waiting for, go and watch it! : )

Anyway, I am currently re-watching the series, and I couldn't resist the temptation to recreate this scene with miniature clay figurines. I am quite happy with the final result, and I decided to make it available on Society6 as an art print (mainly for geeks like me, I suppose  :P )

This is the first time I offer any of my pics/drawings as prints, and 
I have to admit I am a bit shy about it.
For now, you will find it available as a (framed or not) art print, 
streched canvas, Iphone skin/case and stationery card. 

But since I am really enthusiast about this new project, I'll try to add more images 
to my Society6 shop, and maybe even some tote bags & tees. 

I really hope you'll like this, and of course it would be fantastic if the geeks among my readers (I know you are out there! :D ) could help me spread the news.. cmon, we're talking about tiny dinosaurs on a spaceship after all! : )

Also, in case you like my tiny dinosaurs, use this promo link  to get FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
(valid until August 10, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time)   




Ps: the original dinosaur couple I used for this shot will soon be available in my Etsy shop..


..along with an even tinier version I sculpted just for fun 
(totally not obsessed with going tinier and tinier, uh :P )



Well, that's all for now! : )
I wish you a lovely weekend, and I'll leave you with a super colourful pic I took to thank my Tumblr readers.. who are now more than 2K! 


Big hugs,

Mijbil



Friday, August 1, 2014

The Black Faun


In case you are wondering, I am dealing with sadness by working day & night.. : )

I should probably start restocking my autumn/winter items, but right now I really feel the urge to follow my inspiration and create whimsical fantasy creatures.. so here is another faun, this time with a tiny elf friend and a Jackalope companion to go with him. Minimal design, sober colours (just black, white, light pink and antique gold) for a One Of A Kind little figurine that is both cute and a bit creepy. : )

What do you think about this style?







(also: accidents that sometimes happen when working with black paint :P )


I managed to get black acrylic on my arms, hands, hair and even legs.. 
still not sure about what happened! :D



The Black Faun is available in my Storenvy shop.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thorin Oakenshield Munny Art Toy


Some projects just end up in the dark tunnel of procrastination, and never seem quite ready to be shared.

And when we have invested a lot of time and effort in something, the sense of shyness and dissatisfaction can become overwhelming.. and this is the case of my Mini Munny version of one of my favourite Tolkien characters, the majestic dwarf king Thorin Oakenshield.


The amount of work behind this fellow was honestly huge.
Just to provide an example, the tiles of his armor are entirely handmade one by one, and there's 42 of them on his arms alone. : )



I tried to be as detailed and close to the original as possible. The belt buckle, coat pattern, boot tips & arm bracers mimic the outfit he wears in the movies..



Arm bracers detail:




I used real metal beads for Thorin's braids..



..and of course I gave him a tiny replica of his sword, Orcrist (which can be removed from his hand)



It took me such a long time to complete this project (I actually started it more than 1 year ago, but I was not entirely happy with the result and I did quite a lot of repainting), but now I am finally happy with it and kind of proud to show it to you! : )




The base I used is a 4 inch Kidrobot Mini Munny.
Thorin is available in my Storenvy shop right now. : )

Oh, and if you want to have a look at my other Lord of the Rings / Hobbit inspired creations, you can find them here or here (but they're all sold out at the moment, sorry!)