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    Just finished this Pirhana Prowler car from Mario Kart Wii using a discontinued Munny Mobile. Dr. Mario is the model driver until I finish doing a Rosalina Munny.

    — 1 week ago
    #mario kart wii  #wii  #mario kart  #pirhana prowler  #Munny  #mobile  #custom  #vinyl  #toy  #art  #video game  #Nintendo  #geek 

    The Broken Munny Mobile:

    I’ve been looking for a Munny Mobile for a while since Kidrobot discontinued it several years ago.  I had this Mario Kart idea for it and once I had found one, I took me a while until I finally got to making it.  It required adding sculpey and what not, and due to the size of the car, the sculpey had to be pretty thick, which requires more baking time.  I’ve baked sculpey directly onto regular Munny many times, but this was the first Munny Mobile I’d be baking on. 45 mins later I opened the oven door only to discover the thing busted open!  The inside of the car had expanding foam!  I guess to keep the structure of the hallow vinyl car from sagging in places.  Had I known that, I wouldn’t have sculpted onto it!  I couldn’t let the busted car go to waste.

    Originally I thought the insides of the car could be molten lava, so I painted it a yellowish-orange.  Then I had leftover paint in my airbrush and decided to paint the wheels.  This is what sparked the Easter ideas, because the wheels ended up looking like egg yolks.  I couldn’t make the car an egg, though.  The cracks weren’t eggshell-like.  So my friend showed me a picture of Cadbury eggs.  She had suggested that caramel ooze out of the cracks, which was something I already had in mind. So I figured it could be a candy bar mobile that ran over a pothole and busted his car and wheels.  

    And who or what would be driving this thing?  A Munny Peep, of course!  I’ve made an actual chick Peep Munny before using real sugar granules, and that stuff is a mess, not to mention the dyes bleed.  So I decided to cover the munny in sand and paint over it (many times) with different shades of whites and blues (mixed with pearl, for shimmer).

    The result is what you see. Luckily I was quickly able to find another Munny Mobile so I can do my original idea (sans sculpey).  We’ll see how that goes.

    — 1 month ago with 3 notes
    #munny  #mobile  #kidrobot  #car  #candy  #bar  #bunny  #peep  #easter  #accident  #art  #wip  #process  #egg  #chocolate 
    New shop name, new listings.  Framed art prints from my 2014 sketchbook project are now available.  Buy 2 framed prints, get an unframed print FREE!
www.sydtropolis.com 

    New shop name, new listings.  Framed art prints from my 2014 sketchbook project are now available.  Buy 2 framed prints, get an unframed print FREE!

    www.sydtropolis.com 

    — 2 months ago
    #etsy  #print  #art  #framed  #home decor  #marine life 
    I’m not sure what they’re worshipping or teaching their kids here…

    I’m not sure what they’re worshipping or teaching their kids here…

    — 2 months ago
    #funny  #church sign  #flatulence  #fart  #church  #worship 
    The process of the cement German Shepherd garden statue restoration I did yesterday.
It originally looked something like this:
But has since faded after being outdoors for 19 years.
Luckily I was given permission to go more realistic.  I probably couldn’t have done it without an airbrush or the many years of painting blank plastic figures/knick knacks that my Grandma would get for us to work on after school or during the summer.
PROCESS DETAILS:(Both for me to remember in case I have to do this again, or for anyone who might want to know how to do this themselves.)
The statue was hosed with water (do not use soap or brush) and dusted with air hose prior to primer.  Only paints that indicated they were made for outdoor use were used.

I bought the can of primer, though I would highly suggest finding a spray primer, especially if your statue has lots of deep carving details (like the hair in this one). Otherwise you’ll need a brush with heavy duty [plastic] bristles to get into the deep groves.  I’ve learned that goat hair (or any kind of hair for that matter) brushes are useless for something like this.  If you use a canned primer, try not to let too much fill into the groves of the carving details, because once it’s dried, you lose all of that dimension and the statue starts to look smoother.
I made most of the colors using only the 4 bottles of paint you see above, because there isn’t much of a selection of the outdoor acrylic paints.  The only colors I used normal craft paint was the pink in the tongue and umber color in the eyes.  It would be good to have a subject reference print-out handy so you can color-match.
I used an airbrush to paint most of it.  It took a little tinkering, initially, since I’m still fairly new at airbrushing, let alone using outdoor paints with it.  I believe it ended up being a 50/50 ratio of paint to water….possibly a tad more water than paint.  Eventually you get to know what the right thickness/watery-ness looks like. It’s always good to carry airbrush cleaner with you to clear up and prevent clogging while in between colors. It’s also good to have several jars to keep your color mixtures in, in case you have to go back to a color you already used.
One good thing about airbrushing is that it leaves a thin coat of paint.  If you don’t like a color, you can just paint over it without it being too globby.
For the details (tongue, eyes, teeth, nails), I used a normal paint brush to get into the tiny spaces.  I also used a regular brush to paint the base after the body was done.
After everything was done, I gave it a good coat of sealer and left it to dry outside overnight. Overall it took me 9 hours from primer to final seal. So plan your day accordingly.
I had fun doing this project as it was a first of its kind for me.  I had to do a little research to make sure I was using all of the right supplies so it would late outside for many more years.  It started off a little rocky since I had issues with the brushes I brought to use for the primer, and figuring out the mixture ratio for the airbrush, but eventually I got into my groove and at one point wanted to pet or hug the dog, once it started to have a face and coloring :D

    The process of the cement German Shepherd garden statue restoration I did yesterday.

    It originally looked something like this:

    But has since faded after being outdoors for 19 years.

    Luckily I was given permission to go more realistic.  I probably couldn’t have done it without an airbrush or the many years of painting blank plastic figures/knick knacks that my Grandma would get for us to work on after school or during the summer.

    PROCESS DETAILS:
    (Both for me to remember in case I have to do this again, or for anyone who might want to know how to do this themselves.)

    The statue was hosed with water (do not use soap or brush) and dusted with air hose prior to primer.  Only paints that indicated they were made for outdoor use were used.

    I bought the can of primer, though I would highly suggest finding a spray primer, especially if your statue has lots of deep carving details (like the hair in this one). Otherwise you’ll need a brush with heavy duty [plastic] bristles to get into the deep groves.  I’ve learned that goat hair (or any kind of hair for that matter) brushes are useless for something like this.  If you use a canned primer, try not to let too much fill into the groves of the carving details, because once it’s dried, you lose all of that dimension and the statue starts to look smoother.

    I made most of the colors using only the 4 bottles of paint you see above, because there isn’t much of a selection of the outdoor acrylic paints.  The only colors I used normal craft paint was the pink in the tongue and umber color in the eyes.  It would be good to have a subject reference print-out handy so you can color-match.

    I used an airbrush to paint most of it.  It took a little tinkering, initially, since I’m still fairly new at airbrushing, let alone using outdoor paints with it.  I believe it ended up being a 50/50 ratio of paint to water….possibly a tad more water than paint.  Eventually you get to know what the right thickness/watery-ness looks like. It’s always good to carry airbrush cleaner with you to clear up and prevent clogging while in between colors. It’s also good to have several jars to keep your color mixtures in, in case you have to go back to a color you already used.

    One good thing about airbrushing is that it leaves a thin coat of paint.  If you don’t like a color, you can just paint over it without it being too globby.

    For the details (tongue, eyes, teeth, nails), I used a normal paint brush to get into the tiny spaces.  I also used a regular brush to paint the base after the body was done.

    After everything was done, I gave it a good coat of sealer and left it to dry outside overnight. Overall it took me 9 hours from primer to final seal. So plan your day accordingly.

    I had fun doing this project as it was a first of its kind for me.  I had to do a little research to make sure I was using all of the right supplies so it would late outside for many more years.  It started off a little rocky since I had issues with the brushes I brought to use for the primer, and figuring out the mixture ratio for the airbrush, but eventually I got into my groove and at one point wanted to pet or hug the dog, once it started to have a face and coloring :D

    — 3 months ago
    #art  #project  #dog  #statue  #cement  #garden  #german shepherd  #restoration  #painting  #outdoor  #wip  #process  #how to  #paint  #prime  #airbrush  #diy 
    I’m feeling festive today. #stpatricksday #spongebob #patrick #patrickstar #drawing #sketch #wip #art

    I’m feeling festive today. #stpatricksday #spongebob #patrick #patrickstar #drawing #sketch #wip #art

    — 4 months ago with 1 note
    #sketch  #art  #spongebob  #patrick  #stpatricksday  #patrickstar  #wip  #drawing 
    My 5x7 Sketchbook Prints are also available on Etsy (for those that are more familiar or already have an account with that site). $5 each!

    My 5x7 Sketchbook Prints are also available on Etsy (for those that are more familiar or already have an account with that site). $5 each!

    — 6 months ago with 2 notes
    #sketch  #art  #drawing  #illustration  #sketchbook  #sketchbook project  #print  #5x7  #etsy  #artist  #marine  #life  #sea  #creature  #dolphin  #whale  #walrus  #starfish  #iguana  #penguin  #crab  #lion fish  #fish  #ocean  #man of war  #manta ray  #coral  #prismacolor  #marker 

    Octodad on the PS4 moves like Leonardo DiCaprio in “Wolf of Wall Street” during the Lemmon Quaalude 714 scene.

    — 6 months ago with 2 notes
    #octodad  #ps4  #leonardo dicaprio  #wolf of wall stree  #lemmon quaalude  #funny  #laughin squid  #geek  #video game  #comedy 

    I just want to apologize to Southern California.  The Polar Vortex it too difficult to compete with my Truck Washing Curse.  We might have to pool together and do a rain dance.  If you need ideas on what that looks like, take a step back in time and use this clip from Man of the House (1995) as a tutorial.

    (Source: glitterpants, via thosewerethe90s)

    — 6 months ago with 778 notes