Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Better to Hear You With (My Dear)

I get asked how I sculpt ears a lot. My standard answers is:
1) Flatten a ball of clay
2) Cut into a triangle
3) Fold
4) Shape
That’s overly simplistic and it hits on why I chose to write this blog the way I do. The devil is in the details.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Late Night Sale

These guys will get nice formal photos tomorrow afternoon and proper MH$P ads, but I thought I'd give y'all a shot at them first. Hit me up here or on Facebook.

SM Candace Liddy Resin who's exact name escapes me at the moment. Shown as "Oops" - $200

CM Color Changing Half-Passing WB - $200

Drastic CM LG "Leviathan" - $750

Custom Cleveland Bay, Roan Mule "CBGB" - $450

Rabicano Dinky Duke "Liberty Valance" - $300

Thursday, March 24, 2011


This topic was by request of Jennie. I love suggestions.


So the Swaps I was working on a few weeks ago was only the first of many old Love molds I’m working on for Breyerfest and the Artisans’ Gallery. I’m a firm believer that the older the copy, the better as they generally have crisper details than the later releases. The downside of this is the seams on these models are a prepper’s worst nightmare.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Eye Spy with My Little Eye

As requested*, today I'm cover painting eyeballs. Being my usual detail oriented self, I can't cover one topic entirely in one tutorial, so today I'm just going to cover painting eyeballs on a mini.

*Always feel free to suggest topics in the comments. I am easily influenced and give in to peer pressure.

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Email Address

I changed it a while ago but I still have friends who send things to by extinct one. Not their fault if they missed my fabulous MH$Ps add.

No excuses. Nag me if I have something outstanding. I have the attention span of a Jack Russell on crack. Charlie Sheen.

This is off topic but only vaguely relevant. I'm trying to make an effort to post on Mondays, but again--attention span. Read the Oatmeal if you do not already.

No insult intended, but I get 50 emails a day in this is true more often than not.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Whorl-Away: New References


A couple weeks ago I posted a hair chart. You can find a higher resolution version in An Atlas of Animal Anatomy (so cheap and so worth the purchase). But--after years of working with this chart--its shortcomings are starting to bug me.

So I’m supplementing this chart with the following references. All of these photos are uploaded at gigantic resolutions, so click on the small pics below for links to the full-size images.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Mane Event

Like tails, I’m breaking the topic of manes up into several different posts. I can’t guarantee I’ll post them all back to back, so I broke the subject down by types. During the series, I’m planning to cover: