The TOYSREVIL blog celebrates it's 10th year of bloggery in 2015, and I have been releasing a limited edition collectible toy each month, with artists I like, and for the month of September, local resin slinger Daniel Yu releases two editions of his JIANGSHI ACOLYTE resin figure (One painted and one in all red color) for TOYSREVIL, and Daniel had graciously asked me to illustrate the header card art, for this bagged-n-tagged release!
I had managed to draw them first in pencil on what turned out to be my last day of "teaching" in film class (it was "self study" in lecture theare, so technically I didn't slack off LOL) - the "trick" being, there were in two separate drawings: The head, and the body (upper torso with outstretched arms) … and no matter how much I tried, I could not achieve what I had wanted so I decided to photoshop combine the two separate elements into one!
With a bit of size tweaking and added text and utilitarian fonts, the graphic was done!
I had wanted to print them out via the neighborhood photo printers, essentially cutting an 4R sized photo into two, to fit the elastic bag holding the figure … but I had too much constant trouble resizing the images to fit the print, and after too many reprints, to and fro-ing from two different printers … truth be told, the printing of them to use turned out to perhaps out-cost whatever profits I might have gleaned from the sale … and all the while I thought I was being "clever" lor! NB.
Regardless of my own FAIL, thanks for the offer and patience, Daniel!
Header card (with art by yours truly) for the PAINTED #JiangshiAcolyte TOYSREVIL edition made by the amazing #DanielYu! The figure will travel with Daniel to the coming Taipei Toy Featival and be made available at the #Genesis4 booth! Psst: There is only ONE left available, so good luck and snagging! #toylife Thanks, Dan!
Header card (with art by yours truly) for the Unpainted RED #JiangshiAcolyte TOYSREVIL edition made by the splendid #DanielYu! The figures will travel with Daniel to the coming Taipei Toy Festival and be made available at the #Genesis4 booth! They have since been delisted on the TRE online shop ... Good luck or your purchase at #TTF2015 and for your support, folks! #toylife Thanks, Dan!