Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dr. Scoops Plush!



Yay! I designed a Dr. Scoops plush! I'm considering on making these for my online store that is currently in the works. I think I'll make 5-10 custom plush and if they sell I'll continue to make them. He does take awhile to construct, so don't be whipping out your wallet just yet. I'll be sure to post a link once I have all 10 plush done. I've already designed a couple plush I might consider selling.

So here's the first Scoops plush! (5th plush made)
He is around 7 and a half inches. The smallest plushie I've made. It was a little different but I thought people would like these more if they were smaller, I'd save fabric and beable to make more. He's entirely hand stitched and made of fleece.
I made him "chibi" as its called.

I'm lovin' this plush and his liddle cigar. Lets just hope I don't get sick of him before I can make 10 more.



The scruff going over his belt was a pain but it looks so cute. I can pull it up and see his belt.



I think he's just the right size, not too big and not too small. He can sit on my hand. Its size is probably why the details were so tedious to work with.



Aww you can see his little devilish spikes on the top, when I recreate the plush again they will be more visible.

Since I've just made this plush this morning theres no progress shots of him. :(
I think I will take pics of the next Scoops I make or better yet, do a livestream of me sewing one.

I do have the sketch thumbs I made before starting on him,
though.

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Oh right, I forgot. I can draw. I've been so busy with comic work and sewing I havent had the time to draw for myself. So heres a fanart doodle of "Stitch" I did a week or two ago.



Hes one of my favorite Disney characters. I'm fond of alien Stitch more if you couldn't tell.

And here's some commission sketches I've done as of late.


Uh what else? *thinks* Oh yeah! An animator for the movie "Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs" sent Phil Lord, (The Director) my tribute piece to the film. How awesome!

I'm getting ready to head to New York to visit Zach for thanksgiving. So, hopefully I post before then. I hope everyone is doing well!

More artwork soon. I swear!
Much love!

~Tara

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My finger is sore and I'm full of bread.

Boy, these past couple days have been really busy, Halloween on the 31st, my mom's birthday on the 1st and then dia de los Muertos on the 2nd.

Things are settling down though but I know things will kick back up again very soon.

I've been pacing my work very well, along with plush work. I've finished another plush with flying colors!



The star of Monday's on Dummcomics.com,
Big Pants Mouse.
For the awesome and ever so talented Gabe Swarr.

He's made of fleece, he's about 10 and a half inches (with ears) hes completely hand sewn and is super cuddly soft. He took about a couple days to make.



I had to redo his shape twice, the first time he just didn't come out right and the second he was too small.



His pattern was a little difficult to figure out since his shape is so unique but I'm happy with the turn out. The ears have wire in them to stand up straight.



The most time consuming part of this plush was indeed the pants and details, I had to sew around his whole WIDE body over and over to make sure all the material was placed on his person tight enough.



Kimbo has someone to chill out with now!

PROGRESS SHOTS



Here's a shot of Pants right when I got started, my mom walked in and asked if I was making a pillow. I might as well have been because this plush is so squishy and soft! It felt like I was stuffing the body for an eternity, I used half of my stuffing for this little guy. ( I still have 2 more bags though lol)



Here's the mess Big Pants left after completion. I think this plush used the most material so far. Probably ties with Tigerbuttah. Big Pants, use your magical pants to clean up this mess and put this spare scrap in its box!

I'm really happy with this plush.
This is a gift for Gabe this Christmas, I hope you all like it!

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Day of the Dead festivies.

Here's some pictures from our family day of the dead gathering, this one was at my Tia's mom's house. It was so pretty.



She made tons of food for our past family members and ourselves. we ate so much.



Nom nom nom.



We came home with a huge bowl of apples and marigolds.

We'll be making sugar skulls during the "Halloween Leftovers Party" Zach and I are throwing so more pictures of that soon.

Buuuh, I always feel so fat during these next three months but I'm enjoying it. Bring it on, Thanksgiving.

I have more surprises to post soon.
So till then!

Much love
~Tara

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Leftovers and Tigerbuttah Plush!



Aaww, I was a day late to post. I was out partying all night that I didn't have time to show everyone my costume but I guess one day can't hurt.

This is the best picture taken at a party I attended. I'll be sure to take more during the "Halloween Leftovers" party Zach and I are throwing soon.

Surprise!
I chose Frida Suarez from the Nick cartoon "El Tigre" (Sorry, Coraliners, her outfit was a little too pricey to whip up and I couldn't find all her items on time. I'll probably be her or Boop next year. ;)

The goggles are spray painted red and black, the suspenders were the only item I needed to complete the outfit but the last store I checked at the mall had them and I know I'm probably going to wear them with outfits in the future.
I love love LOVE my boots, I wear them all the time and it was really fun rockin' out blue hair. I never wore a skirt so short before though haha.

Halloween this year was super fun and I'm already thinking about next Halloween plans. Hope you dig it!

*Does my best tiger roar*

PLUSHIE BONUS!

Whoo! I finished my second plush today!



Custom made for my dear friend Becky Who runs the the coolest painted daily comics around. This is her buttah paws, Tigerbuttah. This is part of a Christmas gift Zach and I are putting together for her and Frank. ^^

He's made of fleece, he's about 13 inches tall and is super cuddly and soft. He was a bit complex to build. His body is hand sewn along with the ears, the textured lines on the ears were all hand sewn in to make that effect and there is a total of 20 stripes on his body. (Some aren't visible once I sewn on the head and tail.) All hand sewn. X_X Ugh, my finger was dying. He took about 3 days to make on and off. ( I took a lot of breaks though.) I love him, he sits on his little bum, his tongue is fun to play with and I think he was my most complex plush to date. I'm very proud of him.

Some progress shots:



Here's the head and pieces of ear fabric I cut out. The head was barely taking shape. Then I started pining down all the facial features so I could hand sew them on.



His head took the most time to construct. His ears aren't even attached yet in this picture.

This is heading to New Zealand to live with Becky and Frank.

I hope you enjoy! More art and plush work soon!

So what did everyone do for Halloween? Give me the dirt.

(Goes off to spend the day with her mom, its her Birthday.)

~Tara