Hi everyone! : )
I'm finally back here, with a lot of things going on and a brand new project I am super excited about!
I've always been fashinated by customizable art toys, and after a long indecision I got myself a mini Munny. He came to me all white, chubby and smooth, as you can see in the pic above. Ain't he cute?
Right before purchasing him, I surfed a bit through the net looking for inspiration. All of the following Munnies have been customized by talented artists. Toy customization can include sculpting, painting, cutting, sewing and so on. And I have seen any kind of material involved, from wood to fabric, from plastic to metal.
Here's some of my favourites!
An adorable bunny-Munny from A Little Stranger
This strange little monster is from NeverCrew
Cute and colorful, this Mutze Munny comes from the talent of BukuBuku
I found this amazing customized Munny from Kerry Dyer on the Kidrobot (the company who produces these toys) Flickr page..
..along with this adorable Snow Ball by Dolly Oblong.
And even if the slightly creepy versions can be lovely too..
..I think I'll try to get a sweet, cheerful character, like this adorable guy with his nordic jumper. : )
Since it's my very first time working with vinyl, I chose a simple project - or, to be precise, a project that looked simple enough to me. Not so sure anymore, I have to admit! : )
Anyway, this 4 inches little guy is supposed to become a cute faun. I will sculpt his hair, hooves and horns out of polymer clay. Here you can see the first step (just a sketch of his legs and pointy ears)..
..and some fluffy hair on his belly!
Hope I'll be able to post more pics soon. I will keep you updated! : )
One last thing, today it's my best friend's birthday. And since I know for sure he reads this blog (and probably much disapproves), well I want to wish him a much happy almost-30th birthday! :D