Archive for January 2015


Wildfire 1: Rios

Enjoy my sleep deprived fever comic.

Wildfire 1 chuck

You did this to me. You did this to us.

Redemption 1: Chuck


    Alright here is this stupid video that Mike made about the redemption challenge. I hate watching myself god dammit I'm such a shit. Anyway so you have 2 weeks from now, so the 3rd, to make a 24 panel comic. If you do a splash page, that counts as 4 panels, make it about whatever you want, no rules except the length. Try to have fun with it, also fuck you Mike.

Rando 2: Rios

Oh hey guys whats up, want to see this awful thing I made? So like any true American, when I hear the words home improvement, I of course think of Al Borland and Tim "The Toolman" Taylor. So I decided to make a shitty sculpture in Al's honor. Below is my model that I totally followed

So since I figured no matter what I did, it was going to be terrible anyway, I may as well experiment. Following that thought, I decided to use a program called Sculptris, which is a digital sculpting program. So when you fire this bad boy up, all you start with is a little ball of clay, which you can pinch, smooth, inflate and pull.

People can make some pretty neat shit with this thing, but as we all know I am not one of those people. Instead I will show you the true terrors I have created with this program. So first you make a scary alien head,

 Eyes and a penis nose,

and then some beard and stash, and more details to just to really bring out that classic Al.

Don't worry though guys, hair will bring this all together. It's not like hair is real hard or anything.

 Cool all done, now time to paint. Looking awesome. Don't worry, color will bring this even more together.

All done, here is the final Al, in all his bearded glory.

Well whatever it worked out better than I thought. Also, here is a sweet cell shaded looking version, and then two of my earlier works to test out the program that I called terror bone and nightmare scream, sweet dreams you fucks. 

Rando 2: Chuck

Oh hey labs, this is an on time garbage post brought to you by Binford tools.

If I was a sculptor, but then again no, I would have made a good sculpture in the theme of Home Improvement. Instead you get this thing.
I decided to use Sculpey, which is an easily obtainable and usable polymer clay that cures in the oven.

My idea was to sculpt a hammer out of sculpey, and then cure it, and then cover it with plaid in the style of Al Borland, the real toolman from Home Improvement.

Sculpey works best when it is uniform thickness and relatively thin, so the manufacturers suggest creating a core to model off of. I used aluminum foil and modeled the body of the hammer.

I kneaded and rolled out the sculpey onto a flat surface using a wine bottle (class folks, class) and then wrapped my core with it.

Trim the edges to ensure you can wrap your hammerhead.

Cure that hammer in the oven, follow the instructions on the packet, 15 minutes at 250 degrees for every quarter inch of sculpey. I did 20 minutes total, flipped the hammer 10 minutes in.

I took a small piece of scrap wood for the base, and took the cloth from a scrap shirt that I don't wear anymore. (Tips: Make sure you use a wood smaller than your torso for sizing purposes)

So Michaels suggested that school glue be used in pretty much every project, so I said Yeah sure Michaels worker, you are totally not 16 and don't give a shit about me or anything in the world, I'll use this runny bullshit on everything, thanks so much, no I don't want to frame anything. So I made a giant toaster strudel of glue and wood, take that Michaels.

Why am I even writing the steps here? You aren't going to do this at home. Why would you, this is a dumb idea. Look at the pictures, you're smart, just wing it like I did, and hope it doesn't look like shit, like mine does (Spoilers, it looks like shit)

Look at this little hammer, he's so cute. How did it turn into the final product that looks so bad? Answer: school glue.

School glue makes everything sticky especially your hands, but especially everything. So when you go to move stuff around it's going to stick to your project and your hands, so it's a bad idea in general. I don't know. At least I finished this one on time.