Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This is one of my all time favorite pics. I took this quite a while ago and it was a model I made when I was just starting out. The detail is amazing and Scott Campbell the artist has what seems to be, an endless stream of sketches and artwork. Check out the rest of his stuff on his blog http://scott-c.blogspot.com/ Make sure to go back into the archives for the "Iam8bit" work. I guarantee you'll laugh at some of the stuff he comes up with.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This is something slightly different from my norm. This form of paper art is called Kirigami. It's the Japanese art of paper cutting. This Gorilla is from the book Kirigami Menagerie by Hiroshi Hayakawa. It's a cool book filled with 38 different animal models for your cutting pleasure. It's cool that for an uncomplicated cutting process, one can end up with such a dynamic model. Most of the models like this one have multiple poses. The Gorilla can also stand on all fours but I liked the "taking it easy" look better.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
So last week was my birthday. I spent the day at the beach with friends, champagne, fresh strawberries and mangoes. I also created a Mini Vinny complete with wing and a cool custom backpack filled with wishes for the year. After sealing the backpack I attached Mini Vinny to a bunch of helium balloons and sent him into the sky. He took off to cheers and lots of onlookers. He sailed up and up and we watched him disappear into the blue. It was an awesome day. Here are some pics I took at the last minute( I almost forgot).
Monday, July 12, 2010
I'm super happy to announce that the great people over at paperkraft.blogspot.com had a paper toy photo contest http://paperkraft.blogspot.com/2010/06/paper-toy-summer-fun-photo-contest.html The theme was summer fun. Well I entered a bunch of pics and I found out recently that I was one of 3 winners! The prize is a copy of the book "We Are Paper Toys!" by Louis Bou. It's a cool coffee table book filled with tons of photos of paper toys by a number of paper designers and and it even has a disc of templates for you to print out and make.
The photo above is my winning photo. It's the artist Charuca's toy called "Carmi". I'm super happy to have my photo chosen as a winner and I am looking forward to making all the templates included with the book.