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REVIEW: LUNARTIK “PLASTIK SURGERY” HANDBOOK

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Normally when we review things, we show you page-by-page excerpts of the document, but in this case that kind of defeats the purpose of this booklet, since otherwise you could just look at photos to gain the knowledge. Housed inside the cover are illustrated tips and tricks that Lunartik and fellow contributors have used. The booklet really is a step-by-step for how to do a basic, simple mold.

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While that may not sound like much, it emphasizes the foundation necessary to make quality products as you get better at making molds. It goes in to the basics of how to go from 2D to 3D, working with the clays and sculpting materials, making a mold, and even the fine art of marketing and packaging. Admittedly, some of the advice in the pages may be common sense to some, but with this being the level 1 handbook, you have to start somewhere, so why not with the basics and covering what may seem like common sense.

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Honestly, you can tell the hard work and attention to detail that went in to this booklet to make sure that someone starting out with an idea in their head could try to learn how to cast their idea in resin, and then market and promote it. If you’re on the fence or skeptical, the 12GBP for this booklet is well worth it even for just the pictures alone. Though most of this is tribal knowledge or something you have to learn the hard way or by knowing someone with experience, the money is well-invested for those who want to dabble or even to try to get their idea to people who may like it. So give it a shot and go HERE to order it or check out more particulars.

 

Ben

 

LUKE CHUEH SNEAK PEEKS FOR HEADSPACE (REBOOT) SHOW

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In photos posted yesterday from an interview, they captured several images of what we could possibly expect to see at the Luke Chueh‘s Headspace (reboot) show at Rotofugi in early May. As you can tell, it looks like there will be a few tiers of art to help accommodate those with differing levels of love for Luke. Be sure to tune in as the date draws closer for more of what to expect at the show. But as a little tidbit, we’ve been told to keep an eye on the pieces that surface since they correlate to the heads for the upcoming figure from Munky King (or those at least that Luke wants to see).

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Ben

MR. EWOKONE “NOT BASEL” SOLO SHOW FLYER

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Several weeks ago Mr. Ewokone posted an early teaser that he would be doing something very special for Miami soon, and now the details have loosely been released. Saturday, May 9th at 004CONNEC Gallery Space will be where the action is happening in Miami. From previous statements, Ewokone made a point to say that these pieces would be at price points that people would be foolish to pass on, so take that for what it is worth. Hopefully we can come across a few images to show as the date nears.

 

Ben

‘STAR WARS PLANETS’ PRINTS BY JUSTIN VANGENDEREN RELEASE ONLINE TODAY!

galerie fAs we reported on last week the team at Galerie F released some alternate versions of Justin VanGenderen’s famous ‘Star Wars Planets’ at this weekend’s C2E2. Well today at 3pm EDT they will launch the remaining pieces of these classic travel poster inspired works via their online store! Each of these 16″x24″ prints come in varying edition sizes and feature a few different varirents like foil and kraft. To check out all the different pieces they have to offer make sure to follow the link HERE.

-Travis

SECRET WALLS C2E2: GREG MISHKA vs. SHAWNIMALS

11188203_10153905121395260_5311733397088414781_nOver the weekend Secret Walls hosted a bunch of their 90 minute art battles at C2E2. One of those epic battles was between Greg Mishka and and famed plush maker Shawnimals. Above you will see the finished product of their battle, both of which features some amazing art. The winner of this round we are told was Shawnimals who inched it out by the mer two decibels of crowd cheers. These types of battles are always a lot of fun! Make sure to keep an eye out for the next event that may take place near you!

-Travis

RON ENGLISH x L’AMOUR SUPREME LIVE PAINTING AT ZUMIEZ

Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 12.19.54 PMYesterday marked the launch of the Popaganda x Mishka clothing line at Zumiez. To celebrate the Gurnee Mills Mall location hosted a live painting session between Ron English and L’amour Supreme. This collaboration creatures an insane cool finished product between two amazing artists. To check out all the pieces in the new clothing line make sure to head over HERE for more info or stop in your local Zumiez to see if they have it in!

-Travis

Photos found on Greg Mishka’s Instagram.

‘PROTO MAN’ ORIGINAL DRAWING FROM ZACH COOK

22491_10152752774466479_7642032820515905627_nThe artist Zach Cook is back to creating after taking a long hiatus. One of the first things he decided to draw was the above ‘Proto Man’ from the video game classic MegaMan. I really like the coloring of this piece! The way the artist works in his blending from light to dark really helps this piece stand out. If you are a fan of what you see make sure to give the artist a follow on IG HERE to keep up with his latest creations.

-Travis

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