Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Tee Shirt Designs!

These are both available at my redbubble profile, for $24 each. They are printed DTG (direct-to-garment), which results in soft, colorful prints - on American Apparel tees. :)

More info, here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/shellyrodriguez

Soon, my lovlies, soon...

Teaser time!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pirate Skullypus

See more of him on my flickr photostream!

I made this for the Skully Show taking place at Chuckwa in mid-May. My first urban vinyl custom, and my first show, whee!

That being said, this was a BLAST to work on - I have a munny blank that I've had for months, that I was too scared to experiment with. :P Now I know exactly what I want to do with it... started on it this morning, in fact! Stay tuned. :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Amazing Handmade Toys by Take-G

Check out these amazing wooden robot sculptures by artist Takeji Nakagawa...

Unfortunately for us he only produces these one by one for shows, and thus there isn't a way to custom order one for your own collection. They are so endearing, its a shame its so hard to get your hands on one!

...I suppose if they WERE mass-produced they wouldn't have nearly as much charm, hmm?

Whew! Just chugging along on this...

So its been slow going on this, but between work and Japanese classes there has been little time for it during the week! I have worked on it every night... and I had made a LOT of progress over the weekend (though of course, not as much as I'd have liked...), so hopefully this upcoming weekend I can knock it out of the park.

I scrapped the idea of making her a 'dragon princess' like in my old concept months ago, and am instead focusing on making her part of my Dominance War set of artwork. I am officially participating in the 2D contest (the 3D contest is insanely hi-poly), but I figured this was a good way to push myself to create final illustrations - gotta know what her outfit & colors are before I can texture her. :)

Gonna tweak her chest and face up a bit more tonight, and get started on her outfit and hair, finally. :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

A year ago today my husband and I exchanged vows... and today, we ate cake. :) Under all the layers of foil and saran wrap, it looked just as good as it did when we wrapped it up last year. Just as yummy, too. :)

Dominance War IV Stuff

More character/silhouette exploration stuff for Dominance War VI

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dragon girl

Revisiting this character concept. Been a while since I messed around with this character, and I spent almost 6 hours after work yesterday messing with it. At work I only model environment stuff, so its nice to do something completely different.

Gonna attempt the hands and legs/feet today, as well as taking a stab at her outfit. :) Tomorrow will be for texturing!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Custom Mini Skully Show

Is anyone else participating in this? :) I'm really excited!

I already have some cute, cute plans for my little guy - my blank shipped from Chuckwa today, so hopefully I'll receive it early next week.