So things seem a bit quiet in Savannah over at Troublefish® - deeply entrenched in pre-production and prototype experimenting for a new line of designer toys - the MerCar®: half collector's dream car, half angler's trophy. Currently in the works; Series 1 (the pilot set): Classic American Muscle cars from the late 1960s: 1968 Merstang® (Mustang GT and Largemouth Bass), 1969 Mer-Goat® (GTO and Pike), 1970 Ca-Mer-O® (Camaro and Brooktrout). ... currently in the throws of 3D sculpting: The car bodies for the Merstang and Mer-Goat. more to come
This was too long of a break - almost 6 months! But there has been much in dev. (i've been keeping to the social medias, mostly - the cheap thrills of instant gratification and the likes)... For all of those not joined to the web by the hip, here's a post on the final addition to my Classic Horror Movie Pin-Up series #2 - Lipstick Face from Insidious. Take a look at the other 2, Michelle Myers and Pyramid Head from previous entries (conveniently linked)...
I go her done in September - and was going to post it - but 'twas a month o' much ado! I got derailed focusing on "grown-up" work and moving... though not much of and excuse, but i am getting older and need my beauty rest... The final character of this series will be a contemporary antagonist (a ghoul from one of the modern horror franchises) - i'm adhering to some form of sequence here... so here are some of my options: The Conjuring Trick 'r Treat Sinister Insidious ...let's see.
Introducing Haddonfield's newest antagonist - Michelle Myers, of Halloween fame; the latest installment to Series 2 of my Classic Horror Movie Pin-up Girls. Just like the infamous Michael Myers, the white (well, here, marred with make-up), William Shatner mask and butcher knife are trademark accessories! ... I changed out the eyebrows on the mask to make the expression look more vaccuous (allows for a better make-up canvas - kinda like the old-school Barbie "make-up bust" from the 1970s)... ... coloring currently in progress.
Dear Readers, I promise your patience and your much appreciated dedication shall be returned in due course! I have completed my initial concept sketch of the 1966 Ford F100 White Catfish (Ameiurus catus) "MER-CAR".
Straight from Lake Oconee, Georgia comes the redesigned Mer-Ford! I've updated the FISH-CAR place-holder name to Mer-Car - in reference to the legendary, half human, half fish creature from myth of a bygone era...
The cross-country transition is nearing an end - yet I still have to wait until late September before I can even think of
setting up my Seattle workshop... Alas, progress will be slow.
I have the original sketch - scanned and ready to go in Photoshop - set up digitally. Now, I'll redraw and add color.
I've changed up the dimensions and ratios a bit (fin size, whiskers, fenders and front end) to give the character a little more fluidity (the original was a bit rigid - looked like a car body slapped onto a fish chassis - no good)...
I've been working on a new nautical bio-mech series for 2016, with chrome and retro styling, of course... I've been plagued with a rather arduous move from Savannah (the current location of my toy company, Troublefish) to Seattle (pretty much where everyone else is) - much of what could go wrong, did (animal bite infection, finger filleting, broken stuff, cancelled car transports, extensive house re-modelling, etc...)...but, i digress. stay tuned in for progress posts!