September 2010 - Artist/Designer Allen Wen | AW177
I posted a pic of what one of my collaboration Mad*L customs w/ Kevin Gosselin looked like yesterday and today I posted some pics of the blank sculpt that Kevin came up with. Go to my Flickr account for some great pics! Thanks and more to come!
AW177 Flickr – Kevin Gosselin Terra Cotta Warrior Sculpts:
Here’s a peek at one of my customs for New York Comic Con 2010 – “Dragon Power” Elite Division Warrior #1! This is a custom 5″ Mad*L collaboration between Kevin Gosselin and myself. Kevin is an excellent sculptor/artist and I was really happy to have been able to work with him on this figure. Kevin did all the sculpting to resemble an ancient Chinese (terra cotta) warrior, while I did all the artwork. Kevin sculpted it to fit my art style and allowed much surface area for me to do my thing while still maintaining the look of a warrior.
Background story and more details/pics/pricing to come. This will be on display/for sale at the Tenacious Toys booth at NYCC 2010, with a signing/sketch session by me on Saturday, October 9 at 1pm EST.
Check out Kevin’s work at: http://kgosselinart.blogspot.com/
A few weeks ago I ordered and received one of my designed Artsprojekt products, “Circuit Death 3D” on a white t-shirt. It was nice but wanted to see how it would look like on a black t-shirt, so I ordered another one on black and a “Circuit Harmony” designed t-shirt as well. They both finally came in, and I’m really happy with them! I may be wearing both of them at New York Comic Con 2010 this year, so if you want to find me, now you know how!
Also, the “AW177” on the back is a giveaway as well!
More pics up on my Flickr: AW177 Flickr
I wish I had more time to devote to it, but those are some of my products for now! Help a starving (ok maybe not starving but hungry) artist out if you can and pick something up! Thanks!!!
Excerpt taken from the Toy Art Gallery:
“Toy Art Gallery is proud to present the Jouwe Group Custom Show, opening October 2 2010. We’ve invited over 50 of the best custom artists around to work their magic on the 10″ Jouwe figure and we’re extremely excited by what we’ve seen so far.
Participating artists include: AW177, Babyvtec, Blamo Toys, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Brendon Flynn, Cameron Tiede, Cris Rose, Dlux, Daniel Goffin, David Lanham, Downtimer, Dylan Sisson, Emilio Garcia, Freshcharacters, Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, Jan Calleja, Jason D’Aquino, Jay222, Jeff McMillan, J*RYU, Jim Koch, Jimmy Foo (Vinyl Toy Freaks), Jimmy Pickering, Jure Gavran, Kat Brunnegraff, Kevin Gosselin, Kii Arens, Leecifer, LYSOL, Manuel Heischel, Mark Nagata, Martin Hsu, Matt Walker, Megan Smithyman, Mike Slobot, Nebulon5, Nerviswr3k, Nico Deacosta, OrisisOrion, Peter Morris (Pocket Wookie), Phu, Recycle Experience, Ritzy Periwinkle, Spankystokes, Spencer Ong Rotobox, Steve Talkowski, Tanki, TASKone, Troy Stith, and Victor Castillo
Check out the show page and preview and come out to the opening reception on October 2 from 7-11 PM to see them in person!”
Got a few customs working for New York Comic Con 2010 – wanted to give a WIP shot of it. This is a collabo custom w/ a great sculptor, artist and friend of mine (revealed later).
For those that don’t know, I was invited to join Artsprojekt a year ago, and I finally went ahead and ordered one of my designed t-shirts to wear at New York Comic Con 2010. I decided to get a plain white T w/ my “Circuit Death 3D” design on it. It came in and I think Artsprojekt did a good job w/ it. Check it out:
I wish I had more time to devote to it, but those are some of my products for now! Help me out if you can and pick something up! Thanks!!!
Ok finally got a chance to snap a few pics of my custom “Koi Blossom” Jouwe figure for the Jouwe group custom show at Toy Art Gallery (TAG) located at 737 Seward St. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (www.toyartgallery.com).
Opening reception: October 1, 7-10pm, runs from October 1 – 29, 2010.
The Jouwe figure is great and I didn’t want to modify the form of it; I wanted to enhance it and give it a more traditional Asian pattern. The Jouwe form looks like a tough yet cute little rhino guy, so wanted to give it a more ‘love’ feel to it – hence why I chose the Koi.
Decided to order some minicards as my business card to give out to peeps who want my contact info, as well as create a small piece of art that people can put up or whatever to enjoy. I decided to get some minicards done, half the size of a regular business card, since they are pretty cool, unique and different than other business cards out there!
New blog update! It’s been a while, but I’m back to updating and am posting up a new show I’m participating in – the Jouwe custom show at Toy Art Gallery (TAG), located at 737 Seward St. #1 Los Angeles, CA 90038. Show opens on October 2, 2010, so try to be there to see some beautiful custom Jouwe figures!
Pix of my figure will be up soon!