Thursday, June 30, 2011

Good Luck Everyone!

Getting ready to pack up the demon skull for the winner of HauntForum's $20 Prop Challenge....good luck everybody!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Building Arsenic Asylum

On the Arsenic Asylum website I will be adding information and tutorials regarding the methods used to create the images that illustrate the story. 

Creating digital environments, digital "zombification" and a behind the scenes peek of our zombie wardrobe which you will have to see to believe. Trust me, it's insane.

First up is a behind the scenes peek at building the miniature of the asylum.

Here the link to Building The Asylum.

How Much Is That Roach . . .

. . . in the window?

The answer is a buck.

Found these 10 packs of plastic roaches at the Dollar Tree. 

Bugs in the toy aisle. 

Wish I could have gotten a picture of my wife's face as I picked up a pack and proceeded to the check out. 

You would think she would be used to this sort of thing by now.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pile of Etsy

Someone on Facebook asked if I had a shot the new 21 etsy pieces all's a photo of them all patiently waiting to be photographed for the etsy shop. 

Decrepit inmates chill'n on the lawn...just another summer in Michigan.

Arsenic Asylum

Your cell is waiting at Arsenic Asylum.

Etsy Shop Stocked

Visit STOLLOWEEN on Etsy
Check out some of the new creations in my Etsy Shop, they all need good homes.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pretty In Pink….um Purple.

My free sample of Glidden paint arrived yesterday via Fed Ex.

Free + quick delivery = AWESOMENESS.

Thanks Glidden for the promotion, your paint rocks the Casbah and I’m envisioning some pretty kick ass purple zombies.

Rock, um Paint On!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Last Teaser

“When I first saw the building my first impression was darkness. The building seemed to absorb the light much the way a sponge absorbs water.”

-Dr. Arthur Corman

More Torture..I Mean Teaser

"Well I see the way to go but there isn’t any light."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Teasing

"I'm too scared to run and I'm too weak to fight."

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Teaser Photos

 A few teaser pics from my next project, more info coming soon.

Happy Father's Day

Happy Dad Day to everyone that falls into this category.

We rode our bikes downtown and had lunch on the sidewalk at Diamond Jim’s and just happened to find a publication featuring a certain troll.

Lunch was yummy (French Dip with some awesome onion rings) and had a good time with my wife and youngest son. 

My oldest son is currently in Florida at Disney World but I did get a Happy Father's Day wish from him in the form of a text. 

From Concept To Completion

One of my favorite things to study is pre-production concept art; I find it fascinating to see how an idea changes and develops as it progresses.

Last February everyone interested in creating a troll was asked to submit concept art so the committee could see what the artist intended on creating.

The Tridge Trolls II guide book contains the original concept art for each sculpture so I thought it would be very interesting to match the original artwork with the finished piece.

In no particular order here are the trolls from concept to completion.

Click to make larger.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Who Stole The Troll?

Yesterday the troll displayed in front of Dow Diamond was stolen, here’s the information.

“So Sorry to report... help us return him, Midland! On Friday, June 17th, 2011 sometime between the hours or 9:30 am and 10:30 am, an unknown person (s) stole the troll sculpture which was located near the front circle at Loons Stadium. If anyone has any information please contact the Midland Police Department at 989-839-4713 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers of Midland County at 1800-422-JAIL.”

Here’s hoping the culprits get a big fat Egyptian curse thrown in their face.

“Troll Like An Egyptian” was created by Erik Johnson.

 Erik is a talented illustrator, you can find his blog here.

Take Me Out....

Last night the troll artists were treated to a Loons baseball game in the Northwood University suite.

A fun evening that included dinner, gifts and being recognized on the field prior to the game, it was great to meet the other artists and make some new friends.


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