Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Commission Central

Last night I started my 4rd ever commission project. This is definitely the most complex one yet, I'll be making a series of itsy bitsy musicians, but not just any musicians, these will be caricatures of some friends of mine that are in a band called Free State Revival.

They are an awesome local bluegrass band. This weekend they will be traveling to my hometown to play for a second time at our small town bar, and camping in my mom's backyard. I've promised at least one itsy bitsy Free Stater by the weekend, but out-did myself last night and finished two of them. To the left is
Al with his dobro (slide guitar) and Corbin with his mandolin.

Below is a photo courtesy of of Corbin and Al.

These custom itsy bitsy's are a challenge, but it's fun too!

Feel free to contact me for your own custom caricature itsybitsycute!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Making of an Itsy Bitsy

I had some time this weekend and managed to make my first amateur stop-motion video. I started with something simple that I know I can make easily... Even now, i'd probably do it a little different, but it was a fun learning experience. I was outside at my patio table, so my camera wasn't in a total "studio" type setting. Check it out!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Listing: Sad Ukulele Boy

The newest addition to my etsy store is this sorrowful little ukulele player. Complete with a beard and keeping his sad beat with a tapping toe. Check him out here, and be sure to browse my other items up for sale! Subscribe to my blog for all the updates and new items up for sale, as well as projects in the works!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Itsybitsy Press on YouTube

My good buddy Dominic recently packed up all his belongings and moved to California with his fiance... before he left, he requested a custom itsy bitsy cute of himself. I modeled his "uker" as he calls it off of a few of my other itsybitsys. Project completed and shipped safely to sunny California, Dominic took the liberty to give me some props via his popular YouTube site. Check out his video here:

... and make sure to subscribe to his youtube feed so you can catch all his crazy ukulele antics! Trust me, you will not be dissapointed. Caio!