Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
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Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I haven't made one of these lately. They worked best in the SuperFlex clay, which I haven't used in awhile because I kept getting batches of it where the clay was too hard to work with. The Premo is a bit sticky when it's still soft, so the tentacles would clump together and it was difficult to keep them separated. It was more annoying than fun to sculpt, so I haven't.
A clear case of medium directing the path of art.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I don't think I ever showed you how the Dog Monster shirts turned out. Here's one on a Women's cut.
Which, by the way, I have learned is different from a babydoll cut in certain key ways. (I have babydoll cuts in stock also, but I wound up ordering women's cuts as well.) Basically, it's a cross between your standard t-shirt style and a babydoll. So narrower shoulders and shorter sleeves, but not as tight on the torso as a babydoll.
That red halo is from using a flash when taking this picture. I have also learned that clothing photography is something of a black art, and one which I have clearly not mastered. Time to sell the ol' soul, I guess.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
You know how a lot of horror movies use the mysterious bump in the night as a spooky trope? I have to suppose that's only scary to people who don't have cats (or pets in general). The loud, mysterious crash early this morning was immediately followed by the appearance of a cat with that "What? Me? What! I did nothing!" face on.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The neighbors are getting their siding replaced. And, ya know, that's great. Good for them. It's just that I was pretty sure someone was in the act of demolishing my house at 7:30 in the morning. This means I never finished that dream about the post-apocalyptic zombie western.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Clearly representing the evolutionary stage shortly after the creature emerges from the sea.
Also, I've probably done enough lamprey-themed feeps to have that be a distinct category, but I shudder at the thought of digging back through old posts to tag lampreys past.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Very close to done with getting all the new stuff listed. I put up all the shirts yesterday, now I have but to list a handful of feep figurines (and Monday I get the restock on mugs and shot glasses, so those also will go up soon). Whew!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Working, working, working on getting all the new shirts photographed and resultant images prepped. Yes, I took pictures of the actual, IRL shirts in each size instead of Photoshopping a bunch of mockups because, I guess, I'm kind of insane. In theory I should only have to do this once for each design, though, so it's not actually as bad as it seems.
At any rate, I hope to have the new shirts up in the Feep eBay Store later on today. There are also a few figurines left to list, but the mugs and shot glasses are already up. So. There you have it.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
A new style of orneryment for your edification (the frame is about 2 inches tall).
I also set up a Feeping Creatures Fan Page on Facebook last night, so if you're on the FB, you should be able to find and befriend said page here. If you have any feeps of your own you can post fan photos there, a practice I would greatly like to encourage.
I set it up to import this blog, but when the posts show up in the feed it only shows the text and not the photo. Since the photo is pretty much the whole point I may de-link the blog. Dunno yet.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wheatsville went surprisingly well. Surprising, because with the cold and the rain I was not at all sure there'd be much of a turnout. And I do think overall traffic was down, but the people who came out were determined shoppers.
I will be listing the new merch (shirts! mugs! shot glasses!) in the eBay store this week, though I am almost out of mugs and will need to reorder.
Oh, and to the little girl who accidentally broke a feep yesterday, and whose parents made her pay for it: I just wanted to say I felt bad for you, though your mom and dad were doing the right thing. The truth is, I've had kids break my stuff before, and they usually try to slip the broken feep back onto the table without anyone noticing, and then slink away. I'm really proud of you for owning up to what happened. I didn't argue with your parents since they're obviously doing a good job, but I'm not mad at you and I don't think the feep is, either.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
I am up with the dawn today to go set up for the Wheatsville Arts Festival. It is, just so you know, 26 degrees F outside right now. This means you are obligated to come to the Festival to justify my having gotten up so early on such a cold morning. I will expect to see you there.
30th & Guadalupe, Austin, 10:00 AM to 5:00-ish PM. Non-Austinites are not off the hook.
Friday, December 4, 2009
The new shot glasses, mugs, and t-shirts have landed! I will be hoarding my stock for the show this weekend, then listing any remaining goodies in my online store after the show is over, so they will be available for holiday giftery if that's your goal.
These shot glasses are ceramic and are microwaveable (sake!) and dishwasher-safe.
This is one of four different feep designs currently available. I'll post pictures of the others here over the next few days.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I am, as you might expect, in the midst of pre-show panic, the hurried frenzy of getting everything ready and making as much new stuff as possible in prep for Wheatsville. I posted this drawing on here before, but I don't think I showed it to you in its framed format. I will have several framed mini-drawings available at the show, some even smaller than this one (which is approx. 2.5" x 3.5").
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Wheatsville Arts Festival approacheth! This weekend, Dec. 5-6, from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days. Guadalupe & 30th, spread out across several local businesses (I'll be outside I ♥ Video). This is in Austin, of course. The weather should, in theory, be relatively pleasant.
My plan is to pick up the new mugs, shirts, and shot glasses tomorrow, so I will have them at the show. Rah!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Here's another high school ceramics class monstrosity. The lumpiness kind of works with the disgusting shape a beholder usually has, though I clearly didn't have the patience for all 10 eyestalks. I think in general my high school art classes were exercises in plowing through assignments rather than enjoying the creative possibilities of a given medium. My skill level improved dramatically in college, where things were a bit more freeform. So, while I would never present a piece like this for sale, it's interesting to look back on it to get a sense of my progression.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This is another of my old creations that's been hiding out at my parents' house for the last mumblety years. Another high school ceramics class assignment, this one was to make a candy jar. While not an especially refined piece, I believe it still shows clearly some of my early exploration of themes involving smart-assery.
Friday, November 27, 2009
A known risk of putting me anywhere near a white board is that I shall inevitably cover it with doodles alike unto this one. (The red cast is from doing an auto level adjust in Photoshop; I rather liked it, so I left it that way.)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I made this in my high school ceramics class (which means it's probably from 1992 or 1993), I want to say out of earthenware clay, but I really don't remember. It's a working whistle (though I won't claim it produces a particularly refined tone), and you can see the feepness evident in its design even if it predates the official classification of my monsters as "feeps."
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
As you may know, most feeps don't take super-long to make. The idea here is to keep them simple so I can keep them relatively inexpensive. (And also because simplicity is often underrated.) (And also because I have something of a short attention span and prefer projects I'll actually get around to finishing.)
But I do occasionally like to see what happens when I take some time for a bigger, more detailed project, and that's how this dragon came about. For a couple of years it was my showoff piece at conventions.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I realize I haven't been concentrating on figurines as much lately, what with all the prep work for the art show last month and the mugs and shirts and things this month, but that will change in the next couple of weeks. New feeps shall be a-baking soon.