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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stitch Wars Strikes Back



Whew! I didn't think I would get my entry done in time to make the deadline for the upcoming Stitch Wars Strikes Back show at the Bear and Bird Boutique Gallery. I had actually planned on making a set of three of these for the show, to include Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper and of course this Bounty Hunter but you know how that goes, the best laid plans of wamp rats and men. Being slammed at work with preparing for an even earlier catalog season and taking on several projects for my family including some stuff for my Nephew's wedding in about a week hasn't helped and has me pretty pressed for time (that would include time for blogging, so sorry).

Still I plan on making more punks, even for my own enjoyment, or possibly to set up on Etsy. I just love the lo tech, low brow look of Punks, or Cat Punks as they are also called. I plan on completing my Imperial Collection and move on to some Rebels, then who knows after that.



Since the Stitch Wars show revolves around sewing I went ahead and made this Punk with stitched on elements and a more presentable rounded wood base, covered of course. Punks in the wild are usually painted or screen printed with cat or clown designs and include the fur trim and are weighted down way more than this piece. Plus they have a square wooden base, makes them a little harder to tip I guess. I think I will try and keep the round base, but if I do move toward the more traditional base I will finish it instead of leaving it unfinished as they are usually found. I will also keep the weight down as these are more about displaying as art than playing with.



The fun part about the expanded collection it will give me a chance to illustrate and paint on the canvas for each design, or possibly do some screen printing, sort of giving them my personal touch. I promise to post things here as I get them done, so stay tuned.

Yes I made a tiny hang tag for it as well : )


I will also try and post more illustrations and sketches, some artwork for Tate's Comic Shop, plus whatever fun stuff I have been working on. I have been doing more roughs using an ipad, still not the best, but I think pretty good for finger painting. Well, enjoy the Punk. Be good to each other. May the Force be with you.

10 comments:

jboypacman said...

Pretty dang cool CB. : )

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

That's GREAT! "He's no good to me dead." Nice touch! :D

Mario! said...

Cool!

LEon said...

This look cute! How big is this guy? Limited edition?

chrismandesign said...

curious names, those these plushies have: Punk / Cat Punk... this one looks specially "totemic" (for the bounty hunter helmet)... no love for plushies here & not because they don’t look cool, but because they’re difficult to care & they’re magnets for the dust & dirt... a weird new focus in ur collection CB ??? =)

chunky B said...

Thanks everyone!

@LEon - this one is about 10" in height and I guess is limited, 1 of 1 Artist Proof, made for the show. If I keep making these they will probably be limited as well, LOL.

@chrismandesign - This was actually made by me for an art show, I do not really collect a lot of plush, to tell you the truth I get pretty tired of plush seeing how I spend my days working at a company that does nothing but manufacture plush for carnivals, LOL.

Bubbashelby said...

Looks like something you'd see at a Mos Eisely carnival, in one of those ball toss/knock down games. NEAT!

Doc Atomic said...

AWESOME!!!! Looks fantastic, and the hang tag pushes it over the edge. I'm really impressed by the level of craftsmanship.

*Sigh* I've just found something else I want to add to my collection. I don't know whether I should thank you for this, or maybe hate you...

If you kick out a line of these -- particularly if you do some droids -- I'll pretty much be all over them. Just incredible!

Doc Atomic said...

As an added bonus, you've given me something to tweet about and post to my facebook page. I usually don't have anything good to say -- so thanks! :)

chunky B said...

@Bubbashelby - Nail on the head, nail on the head buddy, I can't get anything past you. It is exactly that a Mos Eisely "Cat Rack" game : )

@Doc Atomic - Thanks! The more I think about this one the more I want to tackle as many Star Wars Characters as I can, so of course I will have to figure out R2 and 3PO... and for my Trek readers, I am thinking some Red Shirts.