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the real homer simpson

Price: SOLD

YEAR: 2014

DIMENSIONS: 11" x 9" x 6"

This sculpt came as a personal challenge to myself. I wanted to create a Homer Simpson bust that portrayed Homer with more of a "fleshy" look, almost as if Homer was a real person. I also wanted to make this sculpt a cross sectional sculpt so that Homer's skeleton would be visible for one half of his body. Making this piece was so much fun and I am pretty satisfied with the end results. I hope to one day show it to Matt Groening and have him sign it.

Cheech's '64 impala

Price: SOLD

YEAR: 2014

DIMENSIONS: 7" x 3" x 3"

I was asked if I would come down to Phat Collectibles for this years Free Comic Day and sculpt live like I had done the previous year. Of course I said yes! So I chose to sculpt Doctor Doom sitting on his throne, clutching some ripped anonymous Fantastic Four cloth in one hand and skull chalice in the other. Going into the event, I had sculpted about 90 percent of the throne and two of Dr. Doom's legs. During the event I finished a large portion of the piece and the following days completed sculpting and painting the piece. From beginning to end, the piece took about a week to finish.

 

dr. doom

Price: SOLD

YEAR: 2013

DIMENSIONS: 6" x 6" x 11.5"

I was asked if I would come down to Phat Collectibles for this years Free Comic Day and sculpt live like I had done the previous year. Of course I said yes! So I chose to sculpt Doctor Doom sitting on his throne, clutching some ripped anonymous Fantastic Four cloth in one hand and skull chalice in the other. Going into the event, I had sculpted about 90 percent of the throne and two of Dr. Doom's legs. During the event I finished a large portion of the piece and the following days completed sculpting and painting the piece. From beginning to end, the piece took about a week to finish.

 

Khoboom originalz

Price: SOLD

YEAR: 2013

DIMENSIONS: 6" x 3" x 3"

When I first began showing my work, I showcased much of it through a non-profit organization Graffitit Beach. The organization was all about the proliferation of emerging artists and I was lucky enough to show my work at many of their shows/events. So at the time of my second show with Graffiti Beach, I wanted to design and make my very own designer toy, similiar to Kidrobot and their vinyl toys.

 

At the time, their were no designer toys made from wood, so I thought I would start there and differentiate my design from all others. Long story short, I ended up creating this little "bomb guy" entirely out of wood and rope. I then painted him and being that my alias is KHOB, it only made sense that I call my first designer toy "Khoboom." I then had the thought "Wouldnt it be cool if I were to produce a large number of these, with some being blank for DIYers, and some with a custom design painted on them."

 

Fast forward a couple years....

 

I decided that after several positive comments and a few online features on my Khoboom toy that I really ought to look into producing these, even if it was on a small run. After contacting several companies and doing some research, I decided that I would try to produce a small run of ten on my own since I didn't have an extra couple thousand that would have been needed to make my vision truely come true.

 

I then discovered that it isn't easy to reproduce something, despite the simple design as the simplicity actually makes it harder to reproduce... So I figured out a way to cast and mold the arms, feet and legs which were the hardest parts to reproduce. Finally I had a way to reproduce my design and successfully I reproduced 10 Khoboom toys. I then made the decision to paint a custom design on each one, while still keeping the Khoboom character intact. So I then went about designing and making a package, certificate of authenticity, and some special die-cut stickers of the Khoboom character.

 

However life sometimes gets in the way of things and I had to step away from the project for awhile once more. I ended up finishing six of the guys, while the other four remain in the paint shop. I will one day finish the project and hopefully one day I will produce a whole gang of these guys, if anything simply for my own satisfaction. Until then, here are the finished ones in their current state.....

 

Batman

Price: SOLD

YEAR: 2012

DIMENSIONS: 10" x 11.5" x 12"

The project started when I was asked if I would participate in an emerging artist showcase at a local comic book store by the name of Phat Collectibles. I agreed to sculpt a comic book character live at the event. Being a longtime Batman fan myself and taking into account the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises is approaching, I chose to sculpt Batman kneeling on top of a gargoyle. I chose to base the sculpt off of the great Antonio Salvador Daniel aka Tony Daniel, cover of Batman issue #670 A Prelude to the Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul. Long story short, the event was fun and a lot of people really enjoyed watching me sculpt live. While I didn't finished the entire sculpt at the event, it didn't take long before the sculpt was done and ready to be painted.... by me of course.

wolverine

Price: SOLD

YEAR: 2011

DIMENSIONS: 16" x 4" x 4"

I had this idea to do a sculpt of Wolverine's hand with bone claws and I wanted it to be bloody, dark, and gritty.  So before I could convince myself not too, I went ahead and started with the project immediately. I sculpted the entire thing in three days. Painting took another two days and finishing touching took one last day. The dog tags are custom made but real. I had them done at a local Army surplus store. One reads "Wolverine" and the other reads "James Howlett," both of which have Wolverine's soldier number 458-25-243. The piece is life size.

what frida gave me

Price: SOLD

YEAR: 2010

DIMENSIONS: 19.5" x 12" x 15.5"

Inspired by Frida Kahlo and her influence on my work. The piece depicts Frida giving me her diary (her art and passion) which is spiraling out of the book as one of Frida's pet monkeys reaches out for me. My tribute to one of the most talented artists this world has ever seen or will ever see.

PREDATOR

Price: SOLD

YEAR: 2008

DIMENSIONS: 16" x 10" x 7"

Sculpting the Predator was a personal challenge mixed with a class project for an advanced sculpture class during my junior year in college. I spent about three weeks sculpting it and an additional week to paint. With this piece I really went all out and it ended up pushing me deeper into sculpting and 3d design. There are some obvious mistakes but for my first real challenge, I am pretty proud of it even today.

BRAINCHILD

Price: SOLD

YEAR: 2007

DIMENSIONS: 10" x 5" x 7"

The "Brainchild" is one of the first sculptures that really sparked my interest in sculpting and working with polymer clay. I originally made this as apart of my initial projects in sculpture class my sophomore year in college. I had this vision of a little four armed kid meditating in the forest and from there it evolved into getting this guy to actually float in the air while avoiding the obvious wires and Plexiglas tricks. The final concept is the "brainchild" floating in the air meditating listening to his mp3 player, with of course some candles surrounding him to set the mood. The mp3 player lays on the ground and the wires from his headphones are what actually holds him up in the air. In the end I was surprised at how well I did as I went into the project with now expectations or previous experience with sculpting. This was definitely marked a turning point in my journey as an artist.

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