Ironskin

My “Luna Moth” prototype is done!

If I am to make more of these for sale, I’ll have to send some parts to a factory. Namely to get the legs and wings firmly anchored into the resin body. (there’s way too much faith in glue here)

I also plan on changing a few materials and methods around as well to get both a sturdier product and better realism (lol those wings).. oh and it still has yet to be glow in the dark. That’s an entirely different ballpark though that I’ll read up on later., but I do know that of the glow in the dark colours, I want a white glow. (I’ve never liked that green.)

I am considering different species of moth in future and possssibly custom colours. But for now I’m doing this. Based on what you can see here, a near £100 pricetag and the description, please tell me again if you would be interested in purchasing one. This information is useful to me as it is a huge deciding factor in whether or not I will at some stage approach a factory. (when the time is right I will probably set up a kickstarter as well)

Lastly, I still don’t know what to call it! I’ve been refering to it loosely as ‘Luna Moth’, but while I was making the packaging I learnt that “moth” is mölfluga in Icelandic and motte in German…. which are both adorable. (and Mott in Danish, but I hear that you have to put “Der” infront, else it also means that “shit has hit the fan”…go figure)

A rough packaging mock up and full image of the print for the (unfinished) moth (moth: http://taniakerins.tumblr.com/post/81674504093/prototype-moth-wip-this-little-guy-will-hopefully)

I’m not sure my mock up fully conveys the design in all its translucent frosting, transparency, spot varnishing, foil printing and embossing.. but I expect printing it once on plastic at A3 will be too expensive to do, so for now I may have to stick to a painting of the outcome.

Room updates! New(ish..not really) additions to my room that I would like to share~

I came back from uni to find Benway (my venus fly trap) has had some sort of heated feud with Steven (my Sarracenia stevensii) and has for about the 6th time, tried to flower. Up until now I denied him the chance because a lot of fly traps die when they do (I’m not an expert keeper with controlled humidity levels and he didn’t get to hibernate as advised)…but I’m risking it this time because I feel bad for denying him the right to as a plant and because he’s already gone and grown the damned stem anyway. Maybe if he gets to flower he’ll finally stop wasting energy trying to.

I also came back to find that my moss garden grew lilypads, which..just..what. …I.. …fine, whatever. go figure. I don’t get it, but I’d like to think I have some sort of ditto moss that can grow any plant it wants to on a whim.
  I put some in water as you can see in the next photo, and you can also see that one of my cacti grew one pink flower, and now looks like a bird.

Lastly, away from my grotty windowsill and onto my dusty shelves, I have the company of a doll carved by an inuit lady out of caribou bone :D and a bee in a faux display case that’s actually the lid of a toothpick holder.

prototype moth WIPThis little guy will hopefully start up a population of glow in the dark moths. You may one day be able to buy a “Luna moth” and it could sit in your room emitting a soft glow at night.It’s obviously missing legs, eyes and a big fluffy back at the moment (and not to mention the ability to glow in the dark), but the finished products will have all of these things, including poseable wings and possibly more realism than what you see here."Luna Moth" is what I’ve dubbed it as it’s meant to have a mythology with the moon and it sounded better than "moon moth". (Though I realise there’s already an existing species of moth called a Luna Moth that looks nothing like this)ALSO. If you think you are interested in having one, please message me saying you would, as I’ve really only been making this because I wanted to and not because I was aware of any gap in the market…

prototype moth WIP

This little guy will hopefully start up a population of glow in the dark moths. You may one day be able to buy a “Luna moth” and it could sit in your room emitting a soft glow at night.

It’s obviously missing legs, eyes and a big fluffy back at the moment (and not to mention the ability to glow in the dark), but the finished products will have all of these things, including poseable wings and possibly more realism than what you see here.

"Luna Moth" is what I’ve dubbed it as it’s meant to have a mythology with the moon and it sounded better than "moon moth". (Though I realise there’s already an existing species of moth called a Luna Moth that looks nothing like this)

ALSO. If you think you are interested in having one, please message me saying you would, as I’ve really only been making this because I wanted to and not because I was aware of any gap in the market…

Ok now it’s done.

Ok now it’s done.

Painting for uni again. The Taxidermy Pet shop.I’d like to say that this is finished. Part of me thinks that there should be some tonal difference at the top to blend it all together some more though. (among other things. But that’s always the case with paintings)

Painting for uni again. The Taxidermy Pet shop.

I’d like to say that this is finished. Part of me thinks that there should be some tonal difference at the top to blend it all together some more though. (among other things. But that’s always the case with paintings)

this was really uplifting

Damn! 38MB over the 100MB limit. Have this compressed Youtube version instead.
So this is my animation outcome for the 4th Uni project. I’ve been drilling at it for ages and I can still see lots of awkward bits and flaws, BUT IT’S FINE. IT WILL PASS.. I don’t care anymore   (╯¬-¬)╯︵ ┻━┻

taniakerins:

more for my uni brief. The Latin name is most likely incorrect. Help with that is desired if anyone’s particularly zoologocically savvy.(infact I’m mostly posting this up here now so that I can ask for said help)

An experty friend has amended the name to Vespertilionidae sarracenoides. Thankyou for your suggestion chickenmomthings, and aswell to everyone who gave me 44 notes here :D (new record for me on art posts!)

taniakerins:

more for my uni brief.

The Latin name is most likely incorrect. Help with that is desired if anyone’s particularly zoologocically savvy.

(infact I’m mostly posting this up here now so that I can ask for said help)

An experty friend has amended the name to Vespertilionidae sarracenoides. Thankyou for your suggestion chickenmomthings, and aswell to everyone who gave me 44 notes here :D (new record for me on art posts!)

more for my uni brief. The Latin name is most likely incorrect. Help with that is desired if anyone’s particularly zoologocically savvy.(infact I’m mostly posting this up here now so that I can ask for said help)Right click open image in new tab for full sized slightly blurry image~

more for my uni brief.

The Latin name is most likely incorrect. Help with that is desired if anyone’s particularly zoologocically savvy.

(infact I’m mostly posting this up here now so that I can ask for said help)

Right click open image in new tab for full sized slightly blurry image~

'Bad Start'. A two page comic that's part of a uni brief. The brief is going to be a book on my subconcious and within it will be a few peices that make abstract comments on society.

This particular one being children born into hostile families and picking up their unpleasantries.

I wondered what would happen if I scanned my face.Yeah I could bullshit a fineart course.

I wondered what would happen if I scanned my face.


Yeah I could bullshit a fineart course.

Fir trees with a brush pen.

They’re actually (hopefully) going in the background of an animation advert I’m doing.. but the fine artist in me wants them to be individual images too.

actually really interesting. Love the gravestones!

paulovjcastilho:

Wooden sculptures by Bruno Walpoth