OZ ComicCon Melbourne 2016 – Table 28 AA

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I will be selling prints and postcards of my work along with some new plush toys and a few other new things at OZ ComicCon Melbourne this weekend June 11th & 12th, 2016!

This will be my first time exhibiting at a OZ ComicCon event and it looks like it is going to be HUGE!

You can find me and my work at table 28 in the Artist Alley by the entrance near Stage 3.

 


Blue Eyes White Dragon Custom Plush

Lately I have had more requests for larger and more complex plushies. The latest custom plush order was for a “chibi” Blue Eyes White Dragon from Yu Gi Oh.

I interpreted the character into my own original design to than translate it into a plush toy pattern. The plush is made from quality soft fleece, felt and freehand machine embroidery details.
The design includes:
– Plastic “boned” wings
– Unique appliqué head marking
– Re-enforced open mouth with teeth

Completed plush was meant to stands approx. 10 inches tall but it ended up being closer to 15 inches high making it a good huggable size.

 

 

 


Chinese Lion Dance Plushies

I was so excited when I received the custom order request from the Hung Gar Yau Shu Martial Arts School (HGYS) to create 3 Lion Dance plushies for their 30th Anniversary celebration! The request was for 3 Lions based on their clubs colors; red, gold and green.

Coming down with a nasty flu during process resulted in “false start” with a not quite right pattern and one superfluous lion. But once I recovered I was able to modify the pattern and finish the plushies. I’m so proud of them!

The Lions are roughly 28cm long (nose to tail). They are made from soft fleece with embroidered eyes and face details and felt “fringe”. The mirror on the forehead is made from silver faux leather. All of my toys are machine embroidered freehand.

The mouth is re-enforced so it does not bulge with the stuffing inside and there are hand stiched pom pom nose details. The soles of the feet are stiffened with plasticard to help them stand.

The Lion plushies were part of the raffle and I was told they were very popular on the night 😀


Brotherhood of Steel – Fallout Pin Up

I’ve always been inspired by the nose art pin up girls of WWII and have wanted to try painting one of my pin ups directly on to metal.

And in fitting with Fallout’s salvaged aesthetic I recycled a 20x30cm tin sign, weathering and sanding off its original paint.

I wanted to capture the Petty Girl glowing tan and sweet smile of vintage pin ups. I imagine that an image like this would be like a recruitment poster for the Brotherhood faction.

She is entirely painted using Vallejo acrylic paint including the Brotherhood logo and text that I airbrushed stencil on before beginning the figure. The finished painting is protected and sealed with UV cut Matte clear spray varnish.

I will have her on display and for sale at Supanova this weekend (April 16 & 17th) at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale.

 


Mini Groot Plush Toys

I have several requests for a less expensive simplified Baby Groot plush design and its is here!

My Mini Groots are an adorable 18cm (7inches) tall with a “beanie” pot to make it stand. He is filled with quality polyfil and plastic pellets. The green felt details are hand cut and sewn in to the body. He has black plastic safety eyes and a sweet hand stitched smile.

I will have 6 of these new Groot plushies for sale at my table this weekend’s Supanova Melbourne. I will have them available to order from my Etsy Shop after the show.

 


Painting Tin – WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday –  Painting on to a tin sign.

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Inspired by the work of George Petty and WWII nose art, I’m experimenting with painting directly on to metal. The painting is on a new-made-to-look-old tin sign that I sanded and distressed myself.

Those of you with a keen eye and a knowledge of popular video games might be able to guess what she is promoting.

I will have the finished painting for sale at Supanova Melbourne next month.


Custom Mabel Pines Unicorn Plush

The client that requested the small Dipper Pines plush also commissioned a unique Mabel Unicorn plush inspired by the Gravity Falls “The Last Mabelcorn” episode.

The finished plush is roughly 8 inches long (not including tail) and stands 12 inches tall including her horn. She is made from soft fleece with felt appliqué detail for the shooting star, eyes and mouth. The design also includes 3D eyelashes made from foam and plasticard re-enforced hooves.

 


Best Friends Biscuit & Potato Plushies

I recently had a very sweet custom plush order request to create a biscuit and a potato holding hands.

The story behind it is that the client gave a card to her friend about ten years ago that she has treasured with a cartoon of a potato and biscuit holding hands and the words “Friends: The Biscuit would only dare be just a biscuit when it is with it’s true friend the Potato”

The plush pair were ordered as a gift inspired by this card.

Approx 15cm tall plushies made of soft fleece with black plastic safety eyes.

Machine sewn with hand stitched details – felt sugar pieces and knotted potato ‘eyes”.

Filled with cuddly polyfil and plastic pellets for weight and balance.

Their hands are sewn together so they will never be separated 🙂

 

 


“Narrow the Dragon” Custom Plush

This dragon is probably one of the most complex plush toys I’ve made and I am so happy with the result!
The design is based on the customer’s partner’s character “Narrow”, transformed into a chubby cuddly plushie.Narrow the Dragon Concept Sketch

He is made from soft grey, black and dark red fleece with matching red felt appliqué and embroidery details.

The squeezable fat belly is weighted with plastic pellets and the wings are wired to be poseable.

The left horn has 4 black metal hoop earrings – shown in the last image.

The plush ended up being slightly larger then I planned – approx. 14 inches nose to tail (36cm)


Gravity Falls Dipper Pines Small Plush

More fun Christmas time plush commissions! Gravity Falls is one of my favourite cartoon shows at the moment, so I was pretty excited to be asked to make a Dipper Pines plush toy!

This character plush was challenging because of its size – approx. 8 inches (20cm) tall – to include all the details and the correct proportions.

Made from fleece and felt with embroidered details – including constellation birthmark (under his hair)
Filled with cuddly polyfil.
Clothing and hat are not removable.

As an added Christmas bonus I made a mini Journal out of printed card and watercolor paper scraps to send with the completed Dipper 🙂


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