Mantis as Mary

Illustration done in colored pencil, ink, and Photoshop.

Pencils


I found a good bag of pencils at a garage sale this summer. 

Custom Virgin Mary as "Shiva"

My newest custom to date. This is the Virgin Mary portrayed as Shiva, the Hindu diety of yoga and arts.

Custom Jesus Light "Ghost of Abe Lincoln"


Custom Jesus light titled "Ghost of Abe Lincoln".  Painted with acrylics on ceramic.  When lit the shadows and reflections reveal the ghost image of Abe Lincoln.  Base reads "HOME".  Commisioned by friends at Zombie Glass, Omaha, NE. 

Custom Anatomical Figurines



 Here is a grouping of customs inspired by Jessica Harrison, UK.  These figurines are altered by cutting them open with a rotary tool.  The organs are sculpted with DAS modeling medium and they are painted using acrylics. 

Custom Carousel Horse


This is my latest custom piece found at Goodwill.  The original piece came mounted to a thick wooden base with the horse propped up by a weathered log.  I dismantled the horse, drilled out the hole for the decorative pole made from a wooden dowel, added the capital with wooden sphere, and remounted to the new oval base.  This is solid wood standing 30" tall. Hand painted with acrylic and spray paint.

Custom Darth Vader and Chewbacca


Here are my new custom painted Christ of the Ozarks commissions for friends at Zombie Glass, Omaha, NE. Hand painted with acrylics. 

Custom Virgin Mary "Zombie Mother"

Commissioned piece done for Zombie Glass in Omaha, NE.  It is a ceramic planter standing 14" tall. Hand painted with acrylics and spray paint. 

Custom Virgin Mary "Praying Mantis"

 Custom Virgin Mary "Praying Mantis" is hand painted with acrylic on 12" ceramic surface. I have always been fond of these little critters. We had three different genus of mantis in the house this summer.

Custom Virgin Mary "Queen Bee"

 Custom Virgin Mary "Queen Bee" is hand painted with acrylics on solid 10" glass surface.  Love this one.

"Wonder Mother" Virgin Mary as Wonder Woman

My newest custom painted re-purposed Virgin Mary. 9.5" hand painted with acrylics on plastic.

Obot Customs

















Custom hand painted Obots in collaboration with Carbon Fibre Media
and Argonaut Resins
These were done in early May, when the Daffodils were blooming and the Japanese Iris were just starting to break open.  I was inspired by the seasons and the sun coming back to warm up the bees. 
These guys will also be on display and up for sale at this years New York Comic Con. Argonaut Resins and The Jelly Empire booth #325.

"Ra" Sun God, "Khonsu" Moon God, "Geb" Earth God Customs

 This is the finale of my customs that are going to be on display at the New York Comic Con, Oct 10-13 in conjunction with Argonaut Resins.
The Mini Pharaoh Hound painted as "Ra" the Egyptian Sun God, the Mini Tuttz as "Khonsu" the Moon God, and Sucio mouse as "Geb" the Earth God. 
The hound stands 5"tall, Tuttz mini at 3.5", and Sucio at 2.5".  That's a lot of information packed onto the surface of these guys.  I enjoy every minute of making these come to life and love seeing how they turn out.


Virgin Mary as Geisha



Re-purposed Virgin Mary custom painted with acrylic.
Dimensions are 8"x6"x3"

Osiris, Isis, Horus Tuttz Customs












    









My 8" custom Tuttz were inspired by the Egyptian Myth of Creation.   These will be on display and up for sale at Argonaut Resins  New York Comic Con booth #325 on October, 10-13.  The first to come to life was Osiris the God of the Underworld. Followed by, Isis the sister and wife of Osiris.  The third is their son, Horus the hawk-headed God of War.
These are hand painted with acrylic and signed on the bottoms.  Each Tuttz will be sold with an original acrylic painted 4"x4" artist canvas sticker.  The boxes are designed by me, showing the rear of the Tuttz head. I am really pleased with these and excited to be joining in on the NYCC in association with Argonaut Resins. 






Custom Fehrn Family Nesting Dolls













These are a set of custom nesting dolls that were commissioned for the Fehrn family's 15th wedding anniversary. A super fun project for a wonderful family.  Congratulations Matt and Rochelle!













New York Comic Con Pregame Warmup Show

The New York Comic Con will be held October 10-13 this year.  I am excited to be teamed up with Argonaut Resins again this year to have some of my work displayed at their booth. 
To the left is a taste of what will be revealed within a week or so with ANOTHER addition cooking now.  How many are there?

Sugar Skull, NYDM Badge Pin, Paint a Brain

  A few projects that I did these past few months. 
The Sugar Skull is a styrofoam glitter skull purchased at Target after Halloween at 70% off (score!) painted with acrylic.
  The brain is part of the www.anatomology.com line and will be offered as a paint kit in the near future.  It is shown here carved in wax.
  The third image is of a pewter cast pin done for NYDM chapter of Omaha, NE.  I sculpted it in wax, it was molded and cast in Loveland, CO. 



Voodoo Circus Sucio Custom

I have teamed up with Argonaut Resins once again to bring you the "Voodoo Circus Sucio" custom painted resin collectible.  This custom will be on display at this years MoCCa Arts Fest on April 6 & 7th. 
More to come from this wicked bad team...Keep up with us!

Sacred Heart of Gato-lupe and Catnip Trip Tuttz Customs

I would like to introduce my two latest custom projects I have done with Eric Nocella Diaz of Argonaut Resins  The 6.5 inch custom is titled "Sacred Heart of Gato-lupe"  This is inspired by the dia de los muertos themed stickers done last year by Eric.  The piece is finely detailed with rosary, daisy wrapped sacred heart, and cat skull.
This will be sold as an awesome collectible package.  I am including a framed original 5x7 inch graphite sketch done while waiting for a flight at Denver International Airport!  Also to promote my jewelry line Lunar Opus  I am including a Sacred Heart necklace.  The box also includes a hand-painted image of the back of the Tuttz head.

The Mini Tuttz called "Catnip Trip" is 3.5" tall and highly detailed for the little guy. This piece is detailed with a catnip flower bloom that wraps from the back to front.  The small two-lipped flowers are white and finely spotted with pale purple. Catnip is used as a recreational substance for pet cats' enjoyment.  the box is hand painted with the image from the back of the cats head. 

Cirque du Soleil Wedding Cake Topper

Custom cake topper sculpted in wax and cast in resin.