Archive for December, 2009

Candy Never Spoils Your Dinner…

I mentioned before that I had three submissions for the Designers In Toyland show. I did the two munnys, and for my third entry I submitted a gumball machine. I’ve had this gumball machine for a couple of years and it just kind of sat there. So one night when I was bored, I decided I would use paint pens and draw all over it. The process was pretty random, not really planning out what I was going to draw. I thought it turned out pretty interesting. Below are some pictures.

-nick v

Candy Never Spoils Your Dinner…
paint pens

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I Hope This Makes You Happy…

So recently I took some time away from school work to sit down and do an illustration. It’s been awhile since I have done an illustration. Recently I have been interested in shapes and patterns so I really wanted to do a drawing based on that, but at the same time, doing so in a way that was still in my style. This is what I came up with…

-nick v.

I Hope This Makes You Happy
10.5 x 13.5
Micron on Bristol

Jolly Green Munny

This is the second of three toys that I did for the recent Designers in Toyland show that took place at the December 2nd Art Walk. It is titled Jolly Green Munny. It is a 4 inch Munny that I covered in materials used to make trees and underbrush for model train sets. I cut off the top part of the head and (since munnys are hollow) filled it with rocks. I also put a tree on top. It took awhile to glue all the stuff on him but it was worth it.

-nick v.

Jolly Green Munny
4 inch Munny

O’brien—from Designers in Toy Land

Designers in Toyland, an AIGA fundraiser and custom toy show, this past week at Art Walk opened up the doors to an outstanding turnout. There were so many people passing through to see all of the amazing pieces done by a grouping of 80 artists/designers. It was such a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful event. Check out all the great photos taken at the event from the links in the previous post from Nick, and take a moment to check out this video posted by Urban Jacksonville as well as this video from one of our classmates, Jesse Sison.

A great thing about the show was the opportunity to try something new. I decided that I wanted to paint one of the Kid Robot Munny dolls such as I have seen other friends do in the past. The Munny dolls come with a random assortment of additional attachments to differentiate similar models from each other, and mine happened to have a hat that pretty much helped me immediately decide what I wanted to do with mine. Below are a few photos.

—Jim

“O’brien”
7-inch Munny
acrylic on vinyl

“Untitled” munny

This past Tuesday, we participated in the Designers in Toyland show at this months Art Walk. I submitted 3 toys (2 munnys and a gum ball machine). The show was a lot of fun and I’m glad I was able to be a part of it. Over 8o artists participated and the toys were all amazing, so many talented artists. The turnout was awesome, so many people showed up. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who came out to show their support for all the artists who participated. And in case you didn’t make it out, there are plenty of pictures you can look at here, here, and here.

Below are pictures of my first toy (although he was the last toy I did), a 7 inch Munny. He is titled “untitled” munny.  I used paint pens to draw all over him and I am really happy with the way he turned out. I plan on posting the other toys later on in the coming week so keep an eye out for those.

-nick v.

“Untitled” munny
7 inch munny
paint pens on vinyl