Big thanks to my good friend, digital painting and illustrator extraordinaire, Dylan Marvin for sending me a guest strip this week. He knows I’ve been kind of drowning in stuff to do and emailed me this little gem.
Dylan is one of those friends that are incredibly good at everything. I mean for real. Every-$(*(*%&$9-thing. Sometimes you want to choke him but mostly you are just dazzled by his awesome. He also happens to be super nice and adorable and when you go over his house he gives you yummy snacks and fancy scotch and shows you how to play Wii and stuff…so yeah, hard not to love him.
You may recall me blogging Dylan’s digital paintings a few months back. Well, recently he’s released limited prints of these alien-like pin-up girls like this one:
In addition, he’s rediscovered his love of sculpting and of course, is great at it. I’m really blown away at what he’s been creating and hope he continues to explore clay. Check out this octopus he did a few weeks ago:
This next one is quirky and imaginative. It’s a car fetus!
Finally, my favorite: a meat clock!
The detail is really beautifully done. I think these would sell really well if he gets the right exposure to the right market. I mean it’s a freaking meat clock! How awesome is that?! This one of a kind piece adorns his office wall probably causing a fair share of BBQ cravings….mmmmm. I bet he’s a bad ass behind the grill too…bastard…
By the way if you are wondering what sort of clay Dylan used it’s polymer – Super Sculpey to be exact. You can get it at any art store and even Michaels. It’s like regular sculpey but way more sturdy and takes some muscle to condition it (aka softening) to make it pliable. The professional grade polymer clays are pretty awesome to work with, durable as heck and require an oven instead of a kiln so any one can use this medium without fancy equipment or paying firing fees. Pretty cool, huh?!
Okay, I just decided this minute that I am going to do it and take a week off from the comic next week. I just am juggling too many things and will also be kitty sitting for a few weeks and splitting my time between two locations to add to the chaos that is my life lately. I’ll see you the following week, okay?
Thanks for reading and please feel free to haiku (or just leave some love) about Dylan’s guest comic or any of his sculptures or paintings that inspire you. I think he’d really love that so please do!
By the way, locals (Tampa Bay FL) can check out the octopus and limited edition prints by Dylan Marvin over at ArtPool in St. Pete or you can contact him for available artwork or commission inquiries through his site.