Prints for Sale?!

•November 12, 2008 • 2 Comments

The beginning of my store..
CAN BE FOUND TO THE RIGHT ———–>

Right now Broken String is available for $20.00 + shipping
It’s an 8.5×11 printed on heavy card stock signed by some hobo living under a bridge. Wait, no – me!

I will be adding ‘Pick-A-Nick Baskets!’, ‘The Octo King’, ‘Silly Cephelapod’, ‘Grape Ape’, and possibly ‘The Sucker Punch’ later today, as it’s 4 am.

I will also be setting up and ACTUALLY USING my ETSY account as well with the same merchandise. As I will be able to better present my wares to you, my visitors.

Right now it’s strictly D.I.Y prints.

I will be selling paintings too.
I am planning to do a series of 5×5 paints all themed around something cool and secret.
I am also currently available for commissioned artwork or will be until further notice.

Contact me for info!
brandon dicks

LFG: ‘Richard’. Part Six!?!

•November 11, 2008 • 4 Comments

So, it’s now the 11th of November. A lot has happened and I don’t feel like ploping that stuff here but I will say that I no longer have a job. And this sudden and dramatic event is the main reason for Richard taking a week longer than it should have taken. BUT! Enough about the sad gloomy pity part! Because there is no cake! And a party without cake isn’t a party! It’s just a bunch of people standing around dead on the inside from their lack of cake! Enough ranting on to the pictures!

So I’ve only got three pictures to put up. What!? Three!?!? ONLY!?! Calm down. I’m waiting till tomorrow when my apartment is fully illuminated to take awesome pictures. Not that the pictures I have below aren’t awesome – I just think they’d be more awesome. I’ve also been busy trying to get some freelance together. So .. if anyone reading this likes my work, has some jobs they need done and think they can pay me.. please .. PLEASE contact me.

RICHARD DEMANDS PICTURES!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

LFG - Richard Statue - FINISHED!

In other news, I’ve updated my website.. I’ve updated my resume and there are some other things in the works.

This is just a blitz update and a proper full update will be posted soon. I will also be compiling this into a build process page (under pages) to the right when it’s all over so that you can view the entire adventure in one distraction free environment. And until then.

Same goatee, same bad haircut.

LFG: ‘Richard’. Part Five..?

•November 2, 2008 • 2 Comments

So has been going at a snails pace. Had a lot of things come up recently that I’m quite happy with and when things start getting finished I can post them here. So here is part 5 of Richard. Base coats and getting ready for the line work pass. I’m actually .. apprehensive to start it because I didn’t plan far enough ahead to bottle of the colors I made.. So I’m just going to have to be super focused .. oh shiny keys! ahem.. So once the detail pass is done .. then RICHARD is complete! Fwooooosh and all!

Listen… do you smell something?

LFG Richard - Color blocked in - crud lighting.

LFG 'Richard' - Color blocked in - odd lighting.

LFG Richard - Color blocked in - crud lighting.

LFG 'Richard' - Color blocked in - odd lighting.

LFG Richard - Color blocked in - crud lighting.

LFG 'Richard' - Close Up!

LFG Richard - Color blocked in - crud lighting.

LFG 'Richard' - Fwoosh! Now with color!

*** Edit ***

After serious deliberation I’ve realized that I goofed. The blue on his tunic is way off, and the red for his hood needs to be darker. Wooo. Not that I wasn’t going to tweak them anyway – but just to save some possible ‘OMFG nub’ things – so to speak. I return you to your regular scheduled blog.

*** Edit ***

And on a side note.. I did nothing for Halloween. No awesome costume, no cool painting. Not that I had truely planned on much, it just makes me sad that I didn’t get excited about it. Friends dressed as Monks, Ninjas, 7ft freaking robot .. and I punked out. Tsk Tsk.

I already have my next painting I’m going to finish lined up after this. Also I’ve been busy with a friends website, some freelance shenanigans and some illustration work. I missed Munky Kings freaking awesome Suckadelic Show due to being forgetful due to lack of sleep.

My goatee doesn’t need roads where we’re going.

LFG: ‘Richard’. Part Four?

•October 28, 2008 • 5 Comments

This is a mini update. Why? Because I felt like it and I like to support insomnia. It does a brain awesome.

I finished the las of the sanding and I went straight for a base coat of navy. I really didn’t want to bother documenting this minuscule update, but I was .. convinced otherwise. I was really surprised at how well the paint bonded with the resin. I’ve never worked with anything like it before and I must say .. I like it. Ehem.

A little less conversation .. a little more action please!

LFG Richard - Base coat (and better lighting)

LFG 'Richard' - Base coat (and better lighting)

LFG Richard - Base coat (and better lighting)

LFG 'Richard' - Base coat - Nice close up!

LFG Richard - Base coat (and better lighting)

LFG 'Richard' - Base coat - Jedi Mind Trick or Esplody hands?

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This is actually right on schedule .. imagine that, and with that – *poof*.

My goatee is drooling again.

LFG: ‘Richard’. Part Three!

•October 26, 2008 • 2 Comments

Another ‘LFG’ Richard update. And here we go!

I basically got the over all statue done – sculpted & sanded. It’s got a base coat of primer on it as well as some Tamiya putty in the gaps & cracks and such. I’ve included an animated gif turnaround at the bottom. Now to do another pass w/ the putty and then I start painting. WOO.

Also you may notice the colors are off – or inconsistent. I ran out of light bulbs, and forgot to buy some today. Also the board moves in the gif.

Also I’ve been working on a project w/ a good friend of mine, when I get information back from said friend I’ll post what I made.

Now time for Richard Pictures!

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - 6th Build.

LFG Richard - Spin Around

LFG Richard - Spin Around

And on that note, I’m going to In-N-Out, getting a burger and then I’ve got freelance to knock out the box.

I’m very happy with the progress on this statue. Especially since you couldn’t tell that I broke both of the arms off in an accident of sheer awesomeness (read: stupidity).

Stuff happens, you have to deal with it as best as possible.

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My goatee demands animal fries!

LFG: ‘Richard’. Part Two!

•October 21, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Here’s a quick update on ‘Richard’. It’s late and I have work early.

Simple hood buildup with shoulder pads.

LFG Richard - Fourth resin build up.

LFG Richard - Fourth resin build up.

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More detailed shoulder pads with the beginings of hands and building up of arms.

LFG Richard - Fifth resin build up.

LFG Richard - Fifth resin build up.

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It’s coming along. A little slower than I thought, but I’ll have it done soon none the less.

My goatee demands sleep.

Dunny Custom: ‘Zombie Bunny’

•October 19, 2008 • Leave a Comment

As a designer toy collector .. or whatever they’re called .. I can say that I do not like getting duplicate blind box figurines. Especially when they are ones that I don’t particularly care for. They just kind of crowd up the back of my case and shelves in little piles. And for a while I actually stopped collecting because I had run out of room. Well that all changed when I got a giant glass shelf, well the only thing that changed was where my pile of unwanted doubles. That’s when a good friend of mine Mike ‘The Wolfman’ Holcomb said “Hey Brandon, we should make our own custom dunny’s!”. To which I replied “Why haven’t I thought of that sooner!?!”.

Quite side note – This is a Dunny – http://www.kidrobot.com/2008/ds5/?p=about – It’s a 3″ toy made by Kidrobot that comes in a ‘blind box’. They have different series of them – currently Series 5 is on the shelves. I get them from either Munky King, the L.A. Kidrobot store, or the site MyPlasticHeart.

So I researched some templates for Dunnys (a Kidrobot toy) and I found a very nice pdf you can download for yourself at Reactor-88! So after some brainstorming/zombie boardgames Mike & I decided we should make zombies. So armed with that concept, the template pdf & Photoshop I whipped this together:

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny color study

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny color study

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So we finally met up and started work on the Dunnys. It turns out, I’m a very slow painter when there is a TV on. Actually – I’m just easily distracted. Here’s a shot of the base white coat build up.

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny base coat.

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny base coat.

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So yeah here was is a picture of Mike’s finished zombie and my still work in progress one. For his first one I still think it looks awesome – and REALLY creepy. Mine however has a bathing suit on.

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny work in progress

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny work in progress.

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Here is it once I sat down and focused. I think it turned out really well. Lots of pictures!

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny turn around

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny turn around.

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny.

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny.

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny showing the scale.

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny scale

Dunny Custom - Zombie Bunny better scale.

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All that’s really left to do is blast it with a coat of Matte Finish and then I’m either going to put him in my display case or sell him. I’ll probably put a post in the Kidrobot forums under they’re customs section.

I also have the next design already printed out, and the paints already mixed.

If you’re interested in having a custom of your very own – **Contact me**

My goatee smells like paint.