Friday, April 28, 2006

MUNNY

Well, it has been over a month since I have posted.......... No excuse except for being really busy. I have been overwhelmed at work, training for "Ride the Rockies", being overwhelmed at work, getting ready for our wedding, being overwhelmed at work, doing illustrations for snowboards..... (did I say being overwhelmed at work?) You get the picture......

I have been able to squeeze in some of my non-existent time to create a sculpt for the "MUNNY" art show that is being put on by Capsule Gallery and the only vinyl store here in Denver, Plastic Chapel.

For those of you who do not know a Munny is a "do it yourself toy". You buy a blank vinyl toy and it is up to you to create anything you like. Many artists have created amazing works of art with these. I thought I would try and see what I could come up with..........

First, I started with a sketch:


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Then after a couple of weeks....... not a whole couple of weeks, just a few hours here and there over that time period. I basically used the sketch as my guide and started placing clay on the vinyl and started forming the bumps and lumps and giving him shape. I really was not sure what would happen to the vinyl when I applied the clay to it...... Would it stick? Would it eat through the vinyl? Was I going to be able to cook the clay with out melting the vinyl?.... Since I was not sure of these answers I decided to just go for it and start sculpting him and worry about the unknown once I got to those stages in the process.

I was surprised that I did not have any problems putting the clay on the vinyl. I then finished sculpting, I baked the clay, sanded it till it was smooth, primed the surface and then airbrushed the final color. I really think that he turned out nice for my first try at this type of thing.

Here are a few pics of the final piece.


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If you happen to live in the Denver area, the Munny show runs from June 9th through July 14th at:

Capsule Gallery
554 Santa Fe
Denver, CO
80204

Please come by and say "HI", it should be a really fun and interesting show.

Enjoy.

Jack

1 comment:

Punchgut said...

off the charts....great work...what do you use to get that "Old Mold" feel?