Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More work on the alien dude

Wish I had taken more pictures of the baking process and all the inbetweens...
Sorry, guys.

I'll give you the rundown.

Redid the ears. Thought they looked too much like wings. So I looked up a reference pic of a cute little alien with big ears then sculpted again.
Found out that I really should have not cut the top of the head open so early on. Should've waited 'til after the baking process. The ears are so heavy, they have totally misshapen the head. If I had waited to cut the hole, maybe the head wouldn't have gotten all "Hey Arnold" on me.
Ah well. The top of the head will be coming off anyway, so hopefully I can disguise it with a bit of faux fur.
I was also going to take the face and tummy and booty off of the Munny after it baked so that I could lay those pieces on top of the fur. The tummy came off fine. But... looks like I'll have to play around with making the fur line up with the other pieces.
Anyway, baking is done. Painted it with primer. Now time to paint. Huzzah!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Voyage Trekkers walkthrough

Alright. So I'm getting lazy with the tutorial simply because I think the pictures are self explanatory.
If you have questions, let me know!
Here is the Voyage Trekkers adorable animal WIP...




Wednesday, June 22, 2011


So today I had a meeting with a couple of friends to talk about the possibility of putting together a Slouchy comic and animated series. WHUUUUT? Yup. How exciting, right?

Also, my pops is trying to buy a cigar shop at the mall. Awesome.

AND I'm working on commissions and producing a badass music video. Man... to think I was feeling discouraged a couple of weeks ago.

Anyway, just wanted to post some pictures of a WIP. A friend of mine created a webseries called Voyage Trekkers (follow them on Facebook! It's so funny!) and I'm making a cute little alien for the show! HOW EXCITING AGAAAAIIIIIN! Sorry... clearly I'm excited.

So this will be SORT OF a tutorial/walk-through for customizing a Munny. Please keep in mind I've never done this before so this could be terrible... but I will let you know when things are terrible so you know not to make my mistakes!

Here we go!

Before I even took the Munny out of the box, I had an idea for what I wanted to do. I did sketches, thought of materials, etc. Great places to look for help are the Kidrobot Munny forums.

After you have an idea of what you want to do, break that baby out of the package and wash it off with soap and water. This will get any leftover factory or store or handling residue off and make it easier to draw on or cut or whatever.

Next, I knew I needed to cut off the ears, so I grabbed an Exacto Knife. I read in one tutorial that if you heat up the blade, it'll cut through the vinyl like butter. I thought I was tough enough to not worry about it. This, however, was tedious and hard on the blade. You should heat that blade up first.

Here is the result

Next, I sketched the face onto the Munny to kind of give myself a road map. I just did this with a regular mechanical pencil.

Once I had the face, I knew where the hole in the head needed to be. ("But Cortney, why is there a hole in the head?" Oh you'll see... you'll see...MUUUUAHAHAHAHA)

The next part is pretty cool, actually. I knew I needed to smooth out this part of the head where I cut the ears off. But there was this gaping hole there! So I put the ears back into the holes like this...

Then, I crammed foil into the ears to take up space.

And then I started smearing Super Sculpey over the foil and smoothing it out as much as possible, creating a perfectly round, earless head.

This is a work in progress, so I will post a material list after I finish the project (since I don't know what all I'm using yet). This is less of a tutorial and more of a progression of work...
Anyway, more later! <3 Don't forget to check out the Etsy page for new Slouchies!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Building an Army

Slouchy Army 1
Slouchy Army 2Slouchy Army 3

This is Jordan. He adopted so many Slouchies (and other animals) when they first started arriving! Thank goodness for him. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to take care of them all!


Please don't forget to check me out on DeviantArt and on Facebook. Just type in "Cleody Skye Creations" into the search bar.
And don't forget the other blog.

All Slouchies are up for adoption HERE!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Productive? Day

Today was fairly uneventful, but still fun. :) And I'd like to think that I was productive. The Slouchies and I all watched the first season of Heroes today. So many questions from them afterwards, but it was still enlightening for everyone.

Spent most of the day on my DeviantArt page, joining different groups and advertising. I am currently doing an art trade with the wonderful Kat250. I can't WAIT to get my LolliDoll. :D


Here are some of the newest Slouchies to join the crew, all still up for adoption at my Etsy page:

Flower Power SlouchyPrincess SlouchyBunny Slouchy


These Slouchies have recently been adopted, but I hope that their new owners will send pictures of them in their new homes so that their Slouchy friends can see how they're doing. :)

Vintage SlouchyMeannie SlouchyCandySlouchy


Everyone please remember to find me on Facebook. Just type in "Cleody Skye Creations" into the search bar. :) Every once in awhile I will post free shipping coupons and possibly contests.

Also, please remember to visit my deviantArt page.

Keep adopting and help me stay my own boss! And help these little guys find homes and happiness!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We Almost Lost One...

From the blog for Azure the Abominable Blue Snow Slouchy... Azure encounters something he's never seen before!

We Almost Lost One

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Azure the Musically Inclined Slouchy

One of the Slouchies that was recently adopted is having the time of his life! My friend John came to visit not too long ago and discovered my place being overrun by aliens. I told him the story and he was moved! He decided to help one of the Slouchies to find enlightenment. He became fond of the Abominable Blue Snow Slouchy, who he adopted and named Azure.

You can check out John's blog here and watch for Azure's adventures in North Carolina!

Azure Slouchy

Also, please don't forget to check out my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Newest Additions to the Family

These are the newest Slouchies to join the family. You can find out more about them and ADOPT THEM on my Etsy Page.



Gregory Slouchy
This little guy has been adopted and will be on his way to his new home today! Goodbye, Gregory Slouchy, we will miss you. Stay in touch!


Everyone please remember to follow my Facebook Page and watch for coupons and any special promotions and events.

Help me stay my own boss and help these aliens find homes!! <3

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Big Changes

Today I quit my job.

I'm terrified.

But I'm going to put all of my energy into this project and hopefully I'll make enough money to support myself this summer.

Any support is appreciated. <3

Will post more soon.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Beginning Stages

Today was my last day of classes. HOORAY! I don't think I did very well on my Biology test, though... ah well. I'm almost positive I passed, so I'm not too worried.

I sketched out a couple of faces last night and saw myself improving a lot, so that's good. I haven't drawn in FOREVER so seeing some progress is comforting. I, however, am a little antsy today and can't sit and draw anymore. The boyfriend's flight is delayed by about 3 hours and I'm sitting here in the guest room at his house trying to be productive. /sigh

BUT this is awesome. This means I have time to make a company to-do list! :D I won't post it all here because that would be ridiculous. But I will start posting things that I complete and accomplish so that people can see generally the path that I've taken... and hopefully tell me if I'm doing something wrong, or use it for their own companies (assuming I succeed).

As I sit here now, I want very badly to quit my current job. I want to for a number of reasons.
#1) My boss and I don't communicate well at all and I feel like I don't have very good direction.
#2) It's a dead end. There is no progression. There is only improvement in one area (which is not what I want to do with my life).
#3) The only real challenge is communicating, not in the task at hand.
#4) It's more systematic than creative, and I NEEEEEED to be creative!
#5) It's REALLY far from my house and to work there at all I have to dedicate a week of my life to staying at my boyfriend's house just so I can work and not have to drive so far every day.

Anyway, you get the idea. Lots of reasons. But I keep the job because of the money. I don't even make that much. But I keep it because I need to pay off my student loans and I doubt I could make enough just with crafts to keep myself afloat.

HOWEVER... I do still live with my parents. And I could always put a pause on the student loans by calling the company and telling them I'm unemployed. So... I would basically have a few months this summer to experiment and see how well the company did. This would be the perfect time to try.
But... I like having at least a little spending money... And I'm afraid of failing at building this company.

Step #1 > Overcome my fear of failure and actually take the leap.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another day at the office...

So I went in to work today with nothing to do.  The boss hadn't approved anything I'd done over the past two weeks, and he's away on a shoot.  So I probably won't be hearing from him until the end of the week.

So what I ended up doing today was going through my day planner and scheduling out different things to do for my company.  I then realized after filling up my day planner that I might not complete everything as I initially wrote them down... and some things might require more time and dedication... so I'm going to create a master to-do list in a spreadsheet.
Lots of things to do.  Sucks that I need money to do most of it.  BAH!


For now, I have to complete a Cultural Diversity final and study for my Biology final tomorrow.  And tomorrow, after the final, I will get started on the company stuff.

Yesterday, however, I at least started a Facebook Fan Page.

And for those of you not familiar with the company I'm talking about, here's my shop. :)