March WINNERS!

Results for last month’s contest have been tallied.  1st place goes to this lovely and lyrical rendition of a female warlock created by ShozArt who’s art you can continue to enjoy here: https://www.artstation.com/shozart
Our runner-ups also created magnificent character renditions of their own and they include:

Kaitlyn – calicco.deviantart.com

Jeff Martin – Instagram: @jeffmartinart

Kiminjoy – https://www.instagram.com/kiminjoyland/

I invite you to explore everyone’s work and behold what a masterful group of artists are flocking to our monthly contests. It’s truly so uplifting for me to be a witness to this and brings me so much joy and humility.
Within the next 24-48 hours all four winners will be getting their $220 and $50 coupon codes to our storefront so if any of the winners don’t hear from me, please reach out via fb message or email.
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REMEMBER ! This month’s theme is quadrupeds/creatures and the details are posted on http://www.ArtManikinChallenge.com
Everyone over the age of 18 is allowed to enter for a chance to win a free A9-RIG armature!

 

March Contest Winners

Finalists for the March 2018 Art Manikin Challenge have been selected!! But now it’s up to YOU to determine which of these will win the grand prize. To vote for your two favorites, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TDJFXN9
 
We got an amazing set of submissions last month and some truly beautiful works didn’t make the final cut so I invite you to visit our gallery of past entries and admire all the entries. Remember that you can enter our competition as many times as you like, even if you’ve won prizes in the past.
 
Thank you all for submitting such wonderful entries!

Unveiling version 2018

I’m so THRILLED to announce that Rider & Ranger have taken an evolutionary step forward in 2018. Ranger (as of now) has an additional five points of articulation in the hand with a thumb that can adduct and abduct and the other fingers have three joints each instead of two. Rider’s hands continue to have the same articulation as before but are created at twice the resolution rendering a much smoother and more solid/less fragile result. I put together this image to properly identify the major differences and advantages of each:

(all orders placed after 2/24/18 feature these improvements)

 

 

Why so few blog posts!

Goodness why so few blog posts??

Well, the honest truth is that I’ve been incredibly busy building armatures.  Since updating the product listing to show the wooden version of Rider and all other small armature variants, the popularity of these products has skyrocketed. Same happened with our product listing on Amazon.  So this is great news of course!  Just feel embarrassed at how little blog posts I’ve made.

And it’s not like there isn’t stuff to blog about either. Like for instance, I recently made some major improvements to Rider’s hands (cosmetic and strength-wise) and am working on a new articulated hand for Ranger that features additional range of motion on each finger and the thumb. I hope to be taking photos and posting updates on these things soon.

Also have been building so many other cool custom armatures for customers but there just hasn’t been time to take pictures.

Thank you so much for everyone’s patience. Oh, if you’d like to see something cool, head on over to our A10 indiegogo campaign and check out the latest update. I posted pictures of the completed ballerina models: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a10-ballerina-manikin-dance#/updates/all

 

Custom mouse armature with four fingered hands and long tail

Just finished this cool custom armature for comic book artist Cory Carnes. It was fun working on a custom head build for a change AND a four-fingered articulated hand 🙂

Cory doesn’t have a website yet, but the comic strip will be called “Field Mouse”  So keep an eye out for it. He’s planning on using this custom armature to help him achieve a number of difficult to draw angles while maintaining proportional and structural consistency between the drawings of the characters.