DaLe's aRT

11.10.07

artist of what?

Well you could feel it, but now its official, the internet is now going downhill....I'm the artist of the month over at CUSTOM52, funny eh?

ive been busy busy these past couple weeks designing up some new shirts (which i will hopefully post very soon) & working on this poster for a Vancouver Burlesque company The Starlet Harlots!! If you're into being seduced by half naked sexy ladies & will be in vancouver on October 27th, then you have to go

couldn't ask for a better client

Other than Pop montreal this past weekend, the other main thing that kept me busy last week was making this crazy guy for Camion De Pompier's Nade & B.U.D. custom toy show. i forgot my camera during the show, buts heres some making of pics.
i found chunks of plaster from a graf wall along the train tracks i ride down most days, i originally wanted to keep the colours that i found, but there just wasnt enough of either one colour, or good colours. Too scattered didnt look right


coat in bright metallic orange, Rick Mercer approves! spray painted all the chunks black. wine is a must when doing these

my first idea was to have a face behind the the rocks, bursting through.

Epoxying on the chunks. cuz i was using 5 minute epoxy i could make up a huge batch cuz then it would dry up, so i could only do little bits at a time & wait & wait. then i thought the face looked lame

So i covered up the mouth, but it still didnt look that great. Florian came by & mentioned drilling out the eyes, then i thought about a light

a drill is overkill with a vinyl toy, you can cut through it like butter with just an xacto. so some pieces fell off

You can see the light switch at the base of the head. got it at a dollar store & just bent the LED to fit into the head


All finished! used black wrap on the arms, that took me forever.

Looks way better in the dark

This is how i wanted the whole thing to look, but cuz the eyes are cut out, the cool white LED is too bright from the front & you cant see the cracks as well. ah well maybe when i get it back i can tweak it, unless someone buys him??? it'll be at the store for a month.

So yea, that was my first attempt at customizing my own toy, & its safe to say i was over ambitious & i dont think im going to stop, my next show is on October 26 & we're doing munny's, the idea i have for that is even crazier, i have to start now!! Thanks again Fred, Yannick, & Olivier for getting me to take part!

3 comments:

CaveMatt said...

Congradulations man! Couldn'a happened to a nicer feller. The poster's sweet, wish I was in Vancouver. Toy thing looks like fun. I'd call him "Magmar!"

Florian Fiebig said...

lava man!!! brilliant idea to make the glow from inside!

DaLe said...

thanks men, that thing took me way too much damn time, but it was fun. i wish i couldve put more lights in him, cuz it looks so good in the dark