Saturday, August 27, 2011

Robot Chicken season 5 props

a few of my favorite props from the first half of production for the season. we took a break in the middle of production to do the starwars special and then started back with the second half of season five. props from the second half are under this post.

"rubber" chicken. this guy gets a good featured shot in the christmas special. made out of magic sculpt.

bowls of popcorn i had to make as identical as possible. for... a skit about... aw hell i think it's jake gyllenhaal and another actor... eff why can't i remember! anyway, popcorn in bowl is carved yellow foam, loose popcorn is magic sculpt.

shoebox that buzz lightyear is buried in. it's a very touching skit. i designed the graphic for the box and then had to do a lot of hard negotiating with the printer to get it to print out long pieces of brown butcher paper. this prop was way more difficult to finish than it should have been... effing printers...

stratego! this was an awesome prop to make. graphic mounted on a piece of styrene, pieces are made out of styrene as well.

dvd and vhs player. made out of wood blocks and styrene. i think we just needed these in general as set dressing, non skit specific.

lots of candy for the willy wonka skit! this picture sucks but it's the best i got. gumdrops are baked sculpey, then i painted them and rolled them in salt and then applied clear coat to finish them off. lollypops are carved styrene. lots of presents for the christmas special here too. some of them were old props i was cleaning, some i made new.

battle plan map for home alone skit! tried to piece together what i could from references of the movie on youtube.

ok, these are pretty rad. i didn't make the cabinets for these, just the graphics. i love them so much! these were some of my favorite graphics i made for the season and seeing them on tiny cabinets is just the bee's knees. i really wanna play foam finger pinball. they were made as generic set dressing but most memorably used for a humping robot sketch.

Robot Chicken season 5 props

i made a bunch of props for season five. these are a few of my favorites from the second half of the season. apologies for the languge in this post, i was getting hella bored trying to describe everything.

chicken and cluckerella velvet painting. srtaight up acrylic on velvet yo. for epic 100th episode skit!

twilight books. i made the graphics for these as well. they are animateable. (pages and cover spray mounted on black wrap). guess which skit this was for.

probably the largest prop/set element i made for the season. the arms are on pegs so they can animate and allow the manure to fall. for back to the future skit.

mister mouth animateable prop! pretty proud of this one. the head spins around and the mouth can open and close. i made a press mold for all the butterfly game pieces. i included a pic of it before the paint went on to show some of the construction. for a very inappropriate skit!

dog house! for a skit with a talking dog. i know. this show is CRAZY.

lady gaga magical lion unicorn deer thing! little pig shows off how i made it. we have zero time to make stuff so we have to cut lots of corners when we can. it's sometimes cheaper to cannibalize figures and old props than have someone make the entire thing from scratch. i finished this thing in less than a day. if i had to sculpt the whole thing it would have taken days.

i wanted to put bondage on him but i ran out of time...

effing didgeridoo hero bitches!

back to the future thing... aw hell... what's it called?

megan fox's boxes! i totally made like a crap ton of tiny boxes for this skit. made wrapping paper patterns, printed them out, glued it to some thin cardboard and cut out intricate box patterns and then assembled them. also some of my favorite graphics were from this skit.

yellow pages! blam! this book is semi-animateable. i think this was for... no i can't remember the skit. one of my favorite props though! something very satisfying about the props i make graphics for.

effin night rider blanket! made graphics, patterned it, printed on iron on transfer, ironed that shit on fabric and then put it on some black wrap. for the night rider skit! yeah!

tiny ski poles! for the dora the explorer skit. SWIPER NO SWIPEY!

OATS! OATS OATS OATS OATS! those tiny riding crops totally smacked tiny rihanna puppet's ass. best. skit. ever.

bake a cake! sign that hangs in the giant generic city town set we had up all year. like one million skits going on in there.

booze signs for the transformers white trash skit. classy.

aaaaaaaand a crap ton of stuff for coffee shop... i can't remember the skit but was rad to make all the stuff for it. little art pieces were made in computer and printed on canvas then mounted on styrene. i made a stencil and used it on the crates. all of this was tedious and fun as hell to make.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

not trying very hard cards

"when there's nothing left to say, say it with a card"

cute things and dark subject matter always go together well in my book. i'm pretty sure this is about as dark as my humor gets.

i made a zazzle store a while ago for these cards but i just can't get over the ~zazzle~ name. still looking for better options in the ways of having an online store but for now you can ZAZZLE IT UP HERE

accurate map of the united states

states are out. undefined, blurry regions are in!

Monday, June 27, 2011

new digs

these bunnies are not very good at moving in...

this is a piece i made for the robot chicken and friends charity show :D the charity was to help fund trisha gum's AFI womens directing program short film titled "losing ferguson". trish is a friend of mine and is the art director over at shadow machine for robot chicken. she is taking over full direction responsibilities for the short and has asked me to be art director for the film which is pretty rad i think, so i'll be helping out with all that. anyway, i won't get into too much detail here but if you are interested check out the blog she has going : losing ferguson

i didn't exactly get the best pictures of this piece but it was sold to someone i know so hopefully i'll get to see it again and take some better pics!

how are you going to get that shelf in there! really. just leave it on the curb and hit up the bunny ikea.

i would have put the books in a box but whatever works, ya know.

man, i was super proud of the box on top with sports equipment in it and i didn't even get a good pic of it. oh well. just gonna have to get more pics soon!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

my pet spider has a butt face

butt i still wubb him :]

seriously though. have you ever looked at a jumping spider up close before?

total fuzzy butt face.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

just another day in sunny Jotunheim

a friend of mine had this idea for a character, basically a dog viking. i told him if he didn't draw it then i would, but with a mohawk. and now we have this guy. kinda looks a bit aztec-ish with the mohawk but whatever, it's not like those he-man fuzzy undies are true to viking garb anyway.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


a friend of mine had a birthday! yay. this is the card i made. i thought this was relevant since it goes with the cat theme my blog now has. lets see how long it lasts!

Monday, February 7, 2011

kiddy kid ketchup

in space, no one can hear you ketchup.

stream of consciousness painting.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

headless lion

trying to get better at painting in photoshop. there are a lot of headless things in my room.

Monday, January 24, 2011

action cat

he's a simple cat. an early to bed early to rise sort of guy. never late to work. eats breakfast at the table. keeps his apartment tidy. a real understanding sort of cat. a simple cat that also likes hip hop.

new filmmakers film festival

plumbers tale screened at the new filmmakers film festival at the sunset gower studios last week. that is me on the left looking all glamorous in my sunglasses and flannel shirt channeling my spirit animal, jeff bridges. the other two i am standing with are the directors, ama birch and jasser membreno. ama brought the words, jasser brought the vision, then me and jasser brought it to life.

it is fantastic to see this film starting to go places. i hope it keeps on going!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

ewok village

posting stuff i made for the robot chicken star wars episode III special in one big chunk here. i wish i had a camera with a fish eye lens because a lot of these sets were BIG and it would have been nice to get the whole thing in frame. working on this project was a fantastic experience :]

ok, so this set. was my baby. when i found out i was going to make the ewok village i got kindof really excited. i think i filled my life quota for nerdyness during the build for this set. i love ewoks. i want to live in the ewok village and drink ewok juice and yell YUB YUB from my ewok hut and raise my tiny spear. i don't know what ewok juice is but i'll leave it alone. anyway...

BEHOLD! the construction of ewok village.

utilizing some forced perspective on the bridges.

little platform i made to fit around a little tree

the little ewok hut on the platform in the tree was a recycled element from an older r.c.s.w special, but i think that was the only re-used element. that and one of the platforms.

you can see a bit of how i constructed things in this behind shot.

this is where that fish eye lens would have come in handy. you can't even see the other bridge on the right.

i tried to get some good shots on stage but there was never really a good time with this one. i did manage to come away with a few decent pics though.

i made a bunch of those trees in the background, too. me and two other coworkers. we made over 40 trees in total. half of the trees were used here for the ewok village and the other half were swampy trees used for the dagobah swamp. sadly, no pics of those.

i think this is my favorite shot