Custom Chunky!

I’ve loved painting blank Munnys for a long time (see my old post on it here)….

So when an artist I follow, Alex Solis, offered these blanks of his “chunky” character, I was so jazzed!  (I mean, LOOK at that little crack!)

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It also gave me the perfect first opportunity to try out apoxie clay (a 2-part clay that you mix together, that becomes SUPER hard once it’s dried).

To me, this little guy looked like a vintage tattooed sailor, so I used the apoxie to sculpt a little sailor hat, some bellbottoms, ears, and some buttons for his pants.  You have to work fast with apoxie (which starts to harden within two hours), but a little water gives you a little more time (And don’t forget to use gloves!!  Apoxie’s very irritating to the skin).

I gave him a quick basecoat and waited for him to dry.

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I started with his little face.  He seemed like he wanted to be a mustachioed fellow, so I gave him some fancy face-hair.  Next up, I pulled out some of my vintage tattoo books as starting reference, and played with some little designs to start filling him up.

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Then I started with his back side, which was fun.  I thought it’d be sweet to add a little laced corset tattoo, similar to one I found on a vintage female tattooed model.

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Little by little, he was coming together.  I mostly filled him with sailor-style traditional tattoos, like mermaids, anchors, and fish.  His fingers say “LET’S SAIL”.

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And finally, after a bit of paint and whole lotta love, he was all full and finished…

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…and so handsome!

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If you don’t already know the work of Alex Solis (the guy who designed this handsome Chunky blank), you can give your eyes a happy time by hopping over to his Instagram page, or by browsing his website.

He even just completed a TED talk about his work, called Art as a Second Language:

So check it all out!  Take a look at Alex’s site.  Give his blanks a try.  And feel free to share any of your blank projects with me–Munny, Chunky, or otherwise–I’d LOVE to see them!

2 responses

  1. I absolutely LOVE what you did with your blank vinyl figure. All of the tattoos are completely amazing. Wow!

  2. He’s cute. Love the tattoo artwork.

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