Thursday, August 8, 2013

San Diego Comic Con Craziness Recap!!!

Howdy Hyperactive Monkeyers!!! We are finally fully recovered the craziness from a few weeks ago. What was so crazy you ask? It was San Diego Comic Con 2013!!! This is our third year as exhibitors and it gets crazier every year. BUT WE LOVE IT!!!
Here was our booth setup for the this year's con. So much Hyperactive Monkey goodness!!! 
This was our convention exclusive, The Adolescent Hyperactive Ninja Monkey!!!
One of the coolest events that happened at SDCC 2013, was the Munky King Versus Art Battle! Me and my buddy, Podgy Panda, got paint along some of the top talent in today's art scene. We came in second but had so much fun!!!
 YAY!!! Daisy and I had super fun times as always at SDCC this year. We are always so delighted to see all of our friends and make new ones. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Baborilla's Beginnings!

Last week Giant Robot held UGLYCON 2013, a celebration of UGLYDOLL! We were invited to create our rendition of a custom plush BABO! Right away we knew we wanted to create BABORILLA, half BABO half GORILLA. Here's how we made him.
 First we created a sewing pattern in the computer and then printed him out.
 Then we cut the fabric and placed all the pieces on top
 Then the stuffing began. Ooops! He needs more purple fur.
 Awwww much better!
 Then we sewed him all up and began the final stuffing!
 BABORILLA was done and off to GR2 for the show.
 Can you find BABORILLA? Here's a hint. He's with all the wonderful custom BABOs!
 Still can't find him. Here's another hint. He's big and purple!
 UGLYCON concluded with David Horvath, the creator of UGLYDOLL, giving us a tour of Sawtelle and explaining the origins of them. It was so inspiring and amazing.
Here's David and us with BABORILLA. It was a super fun show and we hope to be back next year!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Shaolin Swanicorns And Other Magical Creatures

Back in March I had the honor of participating in Dragatomi's The Gathering, a custom artshow showcasing Daniel Flere's awesome Swanicorn! There were so many awesome creations! Just take a look!
 Below is Daniel's most awesome display!!!
 Here is mine, Shaolin Swanicorn Master and Uni-uckling Student!!!
 This is me and the Swanicorn Maestro himself. He's a stud!
 Here is a group shot of the Dragatomis and all the wonderful artists!
I always feel truly blessed and honored when I get invited to participate in art shows. Thanks so much to Daniel and Dragatomi for the invite. Well tootles for now! See y'all soon!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hadouken Hyperactive Monkey!!!

Sorry Hyperactive Monkeyers for the lack of posts. We been swamped in the Hyperactive Monkey HQ with projects. Here's a fun one we were involved with back in February. We were invited to be in an art show at BAIT in Diamond Bar. I decided to do a wood painting of one of my favorite characters, RYU. Here's my pencil sketch.
After I was happy with my sketch I transferred it to the wood panel and started to paint in the blacks.
Then I painted in the colors. I wanted to keep the wood grain as visible as I could so I decided just to paint in the red and white. And Hadouken!!! Here's the final finished painting.
Not only did BAIT have an art show, but it was also doing a simultaneous artist t-shirt release. KWESTONE, KIDOKYO, and myself were on hand that day doing signings. Here's me decked out in my shirt with Ono-San wearing KWESTONE's shirt.
We had a great time and thank Tsunami Syndicate, BAIT, and Capcom for all the hospitality. We hope to do more events and collabs with them in the future.