Thursday, January 08, 2009

First post of '09!!

Howdy all, Alex here, just thought I'd do the honours of the first post of the new year and give ya a peek at what I've been doing in my spare time over the last few months. I'd been wanting to paint some small canvas' to sell at at Kraftbomb (a craftfair my lovely wife Karla and her friend City have set up) and I thought it'd be fun to paint "classic" characters from movies and cartoons that I loved growing up! So where to start, oh yeah, Star Wars... (sorry about the quality of some of the pics, they were taken with my digital camera which sometimes isn't that great!)




I've also done some of the wrestlers I was into when I was a kid...





At the end of last year I was also asked to contribute to a charity show to help raise money for a local cat shelter. The theme was, of course, cats, so I painted my cat Nardis (again!)



I also did some paintings as Christmas presents for the other Muks...

Gizmoduck from Duck Tales for Ryan
Chorlton from the old British "stop-motion" show Chorlton and The Wheelies for Jeremy.
Zebadee from "The Magic Roundabout" for Tim
And a Doozer for Tims Fiance Tam!

I also painted my friends dog for her birthday, his name's George, he's a pug and constantly has his "lipstick" out...



More soon!!!

32 comments:

Bobby Pontillas said...

Ha! That George painting is the funniest damned thing I've seen all day.

Chris said...

Jeesh- I always LOVE these small paintings you do. What if someone wanted to purchase one yet couldn't go to the craft show??? =D

Mukpuddy said...

Thanks guys! If there's a painting you wanted we could totally do it over paypal.

-Alex

damon said...

wow some nice stuff

i like the wrestlers a lot

geiger said...

these are all brilliant.
i too have a soft spot for the wwf guys...
you really captured all of them wonderfully.

RAWLS said...

wow...those are great! I love the he-man cat!!

TH3DEN said...

the wrestlers are awesome, every thing's great :D. happy new year you guys!

Chris Kennett said...

I used to love Chorlton and the Wheelies! You've done a fantastic job in "Muking" up his Character Design (that IS a compliment BTW. I can totally see this as a Flash reimagining of that series. Too cool!

Mukpuddy said...

Hey thanks everybody!! Glad ya dig the Chorlton Chris! It'd be so much fun to re-make any of the old Gosgrove Hall shows in flash... if only!!

-Alex

Leocartunista said...

Fantastic works!!!
Greetings from Brazil.

Giovanni Costa said...

The little lando calrissian is awesome!!!

Josh Lieberman said...

Thanks for the comment guys.
I've been a fan of your stuff for a long time. Hope you guys have a good year.

matt dawson said...

I'd buy all the star wars paintings in a shot (love the way Leia and Jabba link)!!! Also, way to go with Chorlton and the Doozer... ahhh simple childhood pleasures!

Martin Hsu said...

Dude! These are amazing!!!! Really fantastic and fun.

Kraftbomb with a "K" sounds rad. I would totally love to be a part of this Kraft show if I were there!!

Happy 2009 :)

Katy Hargrove said...

I'm geekin' out on the Hulkster. :)

Kyle Poling said...

I love all of these, the fact that you did them on tiny canvases make for a great design - you could have a great wall hanging with all of these. The star wars characters - I love lando and chewbacca, also jake the snake and Gizmoduck are awesome - love the characatures. Hope you do more

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

THose paintings are like a pop culture wet dream. Brilliant!

Long time no blog. Sorry about that. I have never been busier in my life. But I did a write back in the comments section of my Coraline post concerning your question about an art of book. Its sad.

Take care fellas!
Kick some ass!

MOXIEJOE said...

Great designs! Love the paintings
sweet blog!

Rnormfoto said...

you know, they look great all grouped together as they are in that photo!

Owen Flanagan said...

Amazing work, the wrestlers are really cool the expression great, there all fantastic.

Chris Battle said...

Gizmoduck!!! Awesome :D

Alex said...

Amazing stuff here!!
And thanks for the comment.

Stacey said...

My god... STAR WARS *geeks out*. Those are easily the coolest Star Wars toons I've ever seen.

About Promotion and DesigN said...

greAt...! love your works very much!!

lostinarc said...

You guys are truly animated..haha enjoyed all your stuff...good luck...u guys r rocking....

Stacey said...

Hey Alex, glad you like my stuff. I don't work anywhere at the moment, still doing the student thing and attempting to finish a degree.

nachos said...

sheeet man you were busy this summer! I dunno how you do it. I also dont know how you get your lines and edges so crispy, it's very impressive. It puts my kindergarten splash techniques to bed.

Kyle Marshall said...

Great way to ring in that new year!

Adele K Thomas said...

so awesome! I would buy the Han, Chewie and Greedo one...how much do you sell them for anyway? And how long does each one take?

tomm said...

thanks for the kind words i love all you guys stuff as well

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

it's all SO cute here! Love the style!
Great work guys keep it up!
Ale

jefferson costa said...

belos trabalhos.
parabéns.