‘Love‘ is my Tuttz Mini custom (sculpted by Eric of Argonaut Resins). His name is painted just above his bleeding heart and his feet reveal his original pink resin base. This is my first Tuttz Mini custom and the smallest custom (4.5″) I’ve ever painted too! ‘Love’ will be available for purchase on Sunday, January 29th at 3pm EST at emilybee.bigcartel.com!
Love might be an itty bitty kitty, but someday he’ll grow into into a big feline with an even bigger heart. He spends his days chasing birds and scratching up the side of the couch. When he’s had his fun he likes to curl up in his owner’s lap for a long snooze.
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The 3rd and last of my Tuttz customs is finally finished! I’ve named him “Vici” after the famous phrase by Julius Caesar: “Veni, Vidi, Vici.” (“I came, I saw, I conquered.”). Vici will be for sale in my Etsy shop this Thursday at 12:00 noon PST, and will be priced at $150. He is completely hand painted by me with acrylic paints and sealed. He was sculpted and cast by END of Argonaut Resins. He measures 6.5 inches high, he’s one-of-a-kind and signed on the bottom. You can see my other two Tuttz customs here: Veni and Vidi.
Vici’s Story (“I conquered”)
Vici has come a long way to be where he is now. He’s been through very difficult times but he’s survived. The bloody heart he bares on his shield shows others of his past… he’s faced his demons and come out on top. This heart has strength. “You’ve got to find the strength inside to lead you out of here. One steps guides another till the way becomes clear.” ~Down On Love by Sarah Blasko
Veni is now available in my Etsy shop.
Armed with a strong shield over his heart, Veni ventures out into the unknown. Unsure of what his future will bring, he carries with him an open mind, a free spirit and an open heart. Veni looks forward to each and every adventure that crosses his path, whether it is good or bad. Although he believes that each experience teaches us something about ourselves and about the world around us, he holds onto the shield over his heart tight. He’s a quote collector and his favourite is by the German writer Goethe: “Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.“.
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Argonaut Resins has revealed its latest resin figure… Tuttz! Argo has asked me to be a guest artist on this project and hand paint 3 blank custom Tuttz. I painted a Kalua Moola and Destroyer custom for Argo a few months ago, so I am stoked to be painting these figures and can’t wait to lay down the first drop of paint on these guys! In progress pics to come soon…
For the collector, Argonaut Resins plans on releasing Tuttz in waves; available exclusively through selected online shops. The Jade versions (+ 1 painted variant) will only be available via Plastic & Plush (www.plasticandplush.com), and the Ash versions (+ 1 painted variant) will only be available via Spanky Stokes (www.spankystokes.com). Keep an eye on the Argonaut Resins blog ( http://argonautsresin.blogspot.com) for more updates on the release of Tuttz, as I hear there will be more coloured editions coming soon…
A few months ago I mentioned that I was customizing a Destroyer figure for Argonaut Resins, but could not reveal it until it was time. After the long wait, it’s finally time to reveal my custom! The Destroyer was designed by O_Negative, sculpted by Eric Nocella Diaz and hand painted by me. This custom and many others are now available in the Argonaut Resins shop. A proceed of the sales will go to the Operation Smile charity (which provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe).
When I was thinking about how to approach his paint job, I looked to his design for inspiration. His huge bugged out eyes, clenched teeth and crazy hair made me think of electrocution, so I tried to incorporate that into my paint job — with the jagged electricity styled shapes of ice blue, lime green and grape. This custom is by far my most intricate piece I’ve painted to date. I spent many long hours bent over him with my tiny brush painting precise clean lines. I hope you like him! 🙂
I’m so excited! I was asked to be a guest artist for O_Negative’s DIY Destroyer resin figure made by Argonaut Resins! This is the ONLY sneak peek you’ll get before his full-paint reveal. I’m really looking forward to painting this guy, as he’s already got a pretty sick design! 🙂