Saturday, October 24, 2009

Playtime Wooden Sculpture

Some time ago I was very interested and looking for some contacts to produce a vinyl toy of one of my illustrations about a cat playing with a ball of yarn, with not much luck to be honest :) but after a few days I received a really nice email from the flash animator & illustrator Gary Ham with base in Phoenix, AZ.

He came up with the suggestion of collaborate together and produce a more crafty version of this toy, he has a wood shop and has been producing some great wooden, vinyl and resin toys before by himself. So he created this amazing wooden sculpture with moveable parts based on my design and it appeared in my mailbox about two weeks ago, so Sweet! Here you can check out some pictures of the toy when I received it.




I just finished the piece and I think it turned out well, what do you think? This guy is 6.75" to the tip of his highest ear and 7.25" to the top of his tail, just the perfect size! Is one in a kind and available for exhibition if I receive any invitation. There is something great about having presence on internet and get in contact with the perfect people in the perfect time to make possible some collaborative projects like this. Thank you so much Gary for your invaluable help!





25 comments:

  1. so fun - i love that it is made out of wood!

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  2. shuzluva1:24 PM

    I love it! Great expression, great colors, and super look.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous... really in keeping with the special sort of stuff that Amanda Visell is producing in vinyl, but is even more special for being wooden... I'd love to see you stick with that and do limited runs. I would happily stock them at Scooter & Jinx, with pleasure!

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  4. Sensacional!
    Muito lindo!

    Você tem para vender?? gostaria muito de comprar um. Se existir a possibilidade de poder comprar, me avisa, por favor!

    s.henriqueabreu@yahoo.com.br

    sou fã do seu trabalho!

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  5. awesome work from gary and you, congrats
    saludos from mexico
    www.moneroman.deviantart.com

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  6. This is great!! Wood works so well, it really fits your style. It's a pity there's no possibility to acquire such a beautiful work of art, but I will keep admiring it from over here :) Best wishes from Germany

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  7. big fan..!!! right here!
    awesome stuff man!!
    keep it up

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  8. wow, it´s so cool... I want it!

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  9. This turned out fabulously. It looks fun and intriguing. Simply beautiful!

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  10. de veras es muy lindo, ademas la madera es un material muy noble y pienso que haberlo pintado a mano le da algo especial :D.

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  11. this is totally awesome!

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  12. Que orgullo que haya diseñadores mexicanos tan buenos y que su trabajo sea bien reconocido. Un abrazo!

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  13. totally dig the outcome! i also love that you went with wood. i think it fits well!

    are you going to pursue production on this guy? would be awesome!

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  14. Alberto, your work is amazing. All of your characters have such a tenderness and peacefulness in their poses and expressions...
    You always bring a smile on my face and a minute of happiness in my day :)
    Thank you!

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  15. I love this piece! And I think it is much nicer in wood than in vinyl.

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  16. Beautiful job, both of you. I always like what you do in 3D. Then again I always like what you do in 2D too.

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  17. Awesome!! I'm guessing someone with some smarts will contact you (at some point) to produce your vinyl toys. Very cool!

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  18. your work is extraordinary. congratulations! greetings from brazil.

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  19. Un placer dar con tu blog.
    Saludos desde Barcelona

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  20. Genial!!!, me encanta tu trabajo... Tus personajes 3D son maravillosos.
    Te dejo mi abrazo
    Ev...

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  21. he rocks and he's the best :) love him.. you did a good job!

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  22. orale, que interesante tu trabajo!!!
    desde la gráfica en publicidad hasta en las ilustraciones; cuando sea grande, quiero ser como tú :D
    saludos!

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  23. Excellent work!!!

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