Monday, March 19, 2007

Attack of the Zliks!!!

(update 03.29.07)

MORE sketches!! Still no real commitment to a design. Just making parts, We'll se what fits. Time is running out.....

(update 03.20.07)

Now for some sketch ideas and fabric scans!

First we have the Bigfoot/Yeti/Krampus of sorts. In this version I've left the face of the original Zliks pretty much unaltered. I'll create textures with paint and kneadatite as I build it. He's got 4 arms( 1 nub) and a peg-leg. He's eating and carrying some voodoo plushies. He's also got an exposed bottom. I am hoping to be able to make his fur body removable and planning to paint it's underneath with nudie goodness, all pink and stubbley. Below is a front, back, side sketch and some scans of possible fabrics.

Next sketch is the good ol' voodoo queen. I still love the concept of her and she definitely manipulates the original form of the Zlik more. The Zlik's eyes become buns in her hair, the tush becomes her bosom. Not sure I want to go this route since I already have several paintings and drawings of the queen, but she is SO much fun to make and recreate in different forms and mediums. I haven't purchased any supplies for this one as of yet so I've just included the drawings here....


(more picks on my flickr account - HERE)

This is what I'll be (pre)occupied with for the next month. I have some finishing touches to my Jersey Devil - Tillies paintings for the tooart4tv show but other than that it's Zliks, Zliks, and more Zliks I went materials shopping this past weekend at a HUGE fabric store and I'm looking forward to pimping out my Zlik. I'll be posting sketches and stages of development so if anyone is out there - stay tuned...

The show is a display of 20+ artists take on Andrew Bell's 19" Zliks. The opening is April 20th at MyPlasticHeart- 210 Forsyth NY NY check the flyer for info on what other artists will be participating.

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