As you may have read, I was just fired from my job without warning, and the problem here is that I moved away to take said job and therefore have rent and 0 way to pay that at present. So I have decided to open myself for commission work.
I am primarily a product and toy designer, so my particular style often caters to that aesthetic. But as you know I’m also a huge book/mythology geek, so I have many styles I like to work in and I’m excited to explore other things to make!
I am offering primarily 3-D modeled and printed pieces for your use. This can include MANY materials because 3-D printing has come a long way. I have printed in everything from ceramic to plastics to metals and I’ve gotten good results with most.
I can also do laser-cut commissions, and in fact I really enjoy doing custom laser-cut work. I’m including some figu pieces as examples of that.
Without further ado, here are some cool 3-D prints to look at!
Note: Bigger versions of these pieces and some other work can be found at my website.
What is 3-D printing?
What is lasercutting?
The work below spans several years and several techniques. Unless otherwise indicated, each piece has been 3-D modeled and printed in various materials.
The above is a design for an urban cone incense burner/reliquary for an old apartment. It’s a fusion of a baba yaga idea with pigeon feet and tail.
These are salt and pepper shaker prototypes based on little red riding hood.
This is a teapot prototype based on Baba Yaga’s house.
These are prototypes and designs for a japanese mythology/shinto based game about Baku, or dream eating tapirs, and kitsune icons.
This is a firebird (russian mythology) themed utensil set.
The above are 3-d printed versions of Figu, or personal forest spirits.
The above are laser-cut jewelry pieces of Figu.
The above is a laser-cut wearable book made of LOTS of cut papers and leather/plastic enders.
The above is a prototype for an owl night light that charges in the wooden base.
There is no easy answer for rates because I’m offering services that are SO tailored to the individual. Modeling can be intense or simple, and and at any size, so the best I can do is give ballpark examples before you contact me directly.
For an example, fairly simple pieces for me to model were the green figu in my example section. I charge based on hours and materials, so a small version of that figu which took me 3 hours would be ballpark of $80 or so. But the teapot prototype, which was highly detailed and took me 3 weeks, was around $500 (for me) in materials alone. It’s an almost whopping 12 inches tall, for comparison.
Please contact me for a quote!
I can do this stuff pretty well:
-Animals (real or imagined)
-Spirit house type things
-Figu-type shapes and spirits
-3-D printable mechanisms
-Anything like sigils or symbols for jewelry or others (exact reproductions are easy for me for this type of thing)
My style lends itself to stylization and whimsicality, so I’m not very fond of doing “photo realistic” sculpting. I mention this in the interest of full disclosure!
I have done people before, but they are mostly for children’s games, so they err more to the side of the cartoony or cute, so photo-realistic people are probably not ideal for my skillset. Again, full disclosure.
-Natural materials (wood, leathers, papers)
-Layering & illustration
Things I definitely am not interested in doing:
NSFW things (I’m trying to be a toy designer here eventually lol)
Overtly/active copyrighted images (think disney and their characters)
Overtly racist/sexist/derogatory/etc imagery (I think this would be pretty obvious)
Photo-realism (think figurines like these) - There’s a place for figurines like that in the world, but my style lends itself to some interpretation rather than extreme realism, as you can see above.
If you’re wondering why I’m posting in the pagan tags, it’s because so often we have symbols or images or SOMETHING we want of deities or personal spirits, and nobody is making it just the way we want it. Whether that’s a kitsune gnawing on a skull or a symbol from hieroglyphics we want as jewelry or turning a sigil into a 3-D printed or laser-cut wearable, I’m here for discussing it!
I’m open to at least discussing anything else! This is how it works:
If you want to drop me a line, first email me here.
I will consult with you to get an idea of what you want/your concept. This is totally free & complimentary!
Don’t work if you aren’t artistic at all, because we can go back and forth in the sketch stage before I go to modeling.
Once we get a sketch/concept everyone is happy with, I will estimate you a rate, timetable, and a final price based on how long and detailed the piece is. This is highly individual based on your materials and complexity, so this may vary a lot.
If this quoted rate is acceptable, 1/3 of the quote or as close as possible is required at this point. I will send you an invoice so all parties have a paper trail. Once that is arranged, I go to modeling and update you at each major stage to get your approval, as well as explaining how everything will work.
Once the model is complete, I will submit it to the 3-D printing or laser-cutting service that I use, and I will then update you on the timetable for printing or laser-cutting/assembly.
Upon completion of the model, the rest of payment is required, which will be a second invoice. And that concludes the business!
I will also be launching a special type of commission tier in the next few days called custom spirits, based on my figu themed 3-d prints, which will be much more standardized in size and pricing, so stay tuned. I’ve been wanting to do it for a long time, so I’m pretty excited.
I look forward to your email!