Saturday, February 25, 2012

AW177 "Dragon Ninja" Custom Play Imaginative/Disney Mickey Mouse!

I was asked by Play Imaginative to custom one of their 6.5" Mickey Mouse vinyl art figures. This piece will be displayed at shows by Disney/Play Imaginative and will be up on their website (

To celebrate the year of the dragon 2012, I made Mickey into a "Dragon Ninja", complete with equipment belt, shurikens, pouches for gear, striking/climbing knives, dragon claws on feet and hands, and nunchucks! You can place the nunchucks into the back for storage. Dragon symbol on the upper ear, black outlines to give it a more animated/cartoon feel.

This custom is based on one of the designs I submitted to Play Imaginative/Disney for possible production, so if you like to see it made, please let them know!

Click on the images to enlarge or view at my Flickr.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

AW177 x Bad Applez "I'm a Bad Apple"!

This is my custom creation for the "I'm a Bad Apple" online group custom show presented by Bad Applez Inc. Going live on February 14, 2012 (Valentine's Day), the show will feature over 30 artists customizing 3"-5" plastic apples that were picked up at a local craft shop.

My custom concept came from the idea of "sticking" good into something bad, or "throwing" some good into bad - I don't really have a direct explanation for my piece, it's pretty much what you make of it. I wanted to try something new and different, something metaphoric: the apple is rotten and bad and the shuriken is gold and good.

The shuriken has the Chinese character of "good" on it (both sides) and the apple has the word "bad" on it (both sides, hard to see).

The apple was pretty light (made of plastic/Styrofoam), I decided to weigh it down by cutting it in half and filling it w/ a little Super Sculpey. The shuriken was made from Super Sculpey as well. Spray paint was used for color.

The show will be hosted at and every piece will be up for sale.