Thursday, March 31, 2011
Last night Paul Komoda and Miyo Nakamura decided to hit up Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Woodland Hills, for a much needed sculpting break.
High on sugar, they immediately attacked the black board, drawing a variety of monsters, creatures & aliens.
If you're in the area swing by and let us know if it's still up!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Here's a new piece I just finished for the Dem Bonez "The Reconstruction" show. The show opened last night at the Zakka Gallery in New York and will be up for the next three weeks.
The show is filled with a bunch of amazing artists from many different fields. Every artist received a vinyl blank to customize specifically for the show.
Special thanks to Mike Mendez AKA Nemo and Den Ramos for including me in such a cool show!
To see all the other works, and pictures of the opening, please click here.
If you're in New York, make sure to swing by the Zakka Gallery and see all the pieces in person.
Friday, March 25, 2011
I had a very brief stint on the 2007 version of "I Am Legend" in which I had been contacted by Mike Marino of Prosthetic Renaissance about doing several concept drawings of the vampires.
Even if the designs were approved, there would have been less than a month to sculpt, mold, apply, and paint full body prosthetics for multiple performers.
I kicked a number of concept drawings out in a few days, and when all was done and submitted (along with some beautiful work by Andrew Jones ), we waited through an uncomfortable period of uncertainty.
Mike called me a few days later, exasperated, and told me that the director had decided on a completely different approach, and gotten rid of all the creature performers, and were going completely CG.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Here's another exclusive page from an early Paul Komoda sketchbook.
Filled with monstrous images from Paul's dreams, you can also see an early design pass on the devil ring Paul would ultimately sculpt. Also on the page, is an early Medusa pendant design, a piece Paul has revisited many times.
More from Paul:
There was also a blue multi limbed humanoid crawling on the ceiling whose exposed spine and pelvis resembled a welded, filagree construct of sheet metal."
Also, our insanely talented friends over at Coilhouse, recently posted an article on our dear pal King Thalidomidas. You can check it out by clicking HERE.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Here are a few pics showcasing the work Paul did on the Battle LA Alien maquettes. Paul worked on these with Jordu Schell a while back and most of these pics have never been seen before.
The first picture shows the alien roughed in with chavant. From there Paul took a variety of different scrap model kit parts and kit-bashed the mechanical elements of the sculpt. Many different wires, hoses and even leather string was incorporated into the piece.
The piece was painted by hand with many different layers of washes and fine details were done with an airbrush.
More Battle LA images, including a never before seen sketchbook page coming soon!
Here's Paul's beautifully rendered illustration of Abaddon, featured in the issue.
Remember, to see any of the images in more detail, simply click the image.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The first of many drawings from an early Paul Komoda sketchbook, we present to you, "The Mutant Gillman."
In the coming months, I'll be posting some pages from the sketchbook I kept in the late 90's, prior to the one that's gained a degree of notoriety of late.
There was a period in the 90's when many deformed frogs were appearing bearing clusters of extra legs due to chemical changes in the ecosystem.
I simply applied that condition to a creature that might not take it so passively!
-- Paul Komoda
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
We are excited to announce a new contest we're running.
Thanks and good luck!
Norm Meyers & Paul Komoda
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Designed & sculpted by Paul Komoda, this piece is packed full of juicy details, sure to please all you original design kit fans out there.
This piece costs $40 (shipping included in the U.S.). To place an order or for more details, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This guy is extremely limited, so don't miss out on your chance to take him home!