Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Illustration Friday: Rescue

Got a sweet tooth craving? Never fear, Aviator Piggie to the rescue with a deliciously sweet caramel apple! Please do excuse the insects though. it's to be expected when one flies through the air with sticky objects.

My flying piggie from last autumn has come to life in 3D for the Toy2R 15th Anniversary Qee Show at Rivet Gallery here in Columbus, OH. Opening April 3rd.
Please
see my previous post for more show info.

Sculpting and painting took longer than anticipated, and with the show this weekend I knew Piggie and I wouldn't have much time together, so we tried to make the most of it. Here's how the day went:

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Now, the princess, who also happens to be in the Qee exhibition couldn't be bothered with this tree climbing and playground nonsense, but I did manage to snap this quick candid shot of her--



Both the Princess and the Piggie are available for sale at Rivet Gallery here.

28 comments:

Food and Drugs said...

Great stuff, and very funny description of its daily habits
;-)

Mónica said...

Cute and wonderful photos :) lovely pyggi.
Kind regards and happy easter.

Krista said...

So much fun! Have a wonderful show!!

Alan Scott said...

I like the pig but I like the lady with the cobweb hair more. What do you make them from? I have to say the pig looks like toffee himself, looking completely edible minus the woolly hat and jumper.

roberta baird said...

Very cool!

ValGalArt said...

Totally, totally awesome! :D :D :D

Loni Edwards said...

I love your flying piggie! How cool! The perfect piece for this weeks Illustration Friday!

Shirley said...

Angela, you rock! THIS is extraordinary! Love your sweet piggy and fly-infested caramel apple...just simply awesome. I'm sure you'll have an awesome time at the show. Great to check in! : )

Roberto Marín said...

I love Aviator Piggy jaja Can rescue me?

Angela Matteson said...

thanks lots everyone!

Alan- These are vinyl toys sculpted over with Paperclay, and painted with acrylics.
http://www.paperclay.com/

krisztina maros said...

ha! incredibly funny!! :) how cool this piggie is!

also love your painting for if: 'confined'. that is beautiful!

Michelle Lana said...

This is awesome angela!!! I love piggies !!!!! This is great.

3 Hats Design said...

OMG, this is the greatest idea!!! You will have no problems doing kids books with this format!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh my goodness I don't know if I have seen anything so cute as this little guy! He is sooooooo gosh darn cute. He's stolen my heart for sure! Amazing!!!

D. Lindsey said...

Sweeeet! ^.^

dznQ said...

Such cool characters!! I love all the different photos. So cute!

Amy C said...

this is so cute, what a fabulous photo story and Aviator Piggie is adorable I love his aviator hat and goggles

michael robertson said...

this little pig is too cute!

Bella Sinclair said...

GET. OUT! Are you for real??? These are adorable! Oh my goodness, look at those itty bitty flies! I'd STILL eat that apple, because it looks so sweet. You are incredible, Angela! I went back and looked at their original states. Oh WOW, such wonderful plastic (vinyl?) surgery! These look fabulous and will surely wow people at the exhibit!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

The pics are so much fun!! Hee hee!!!

Angela Matteson said...

aviator piggie & I thank you for your sweet comments!
(the princess won't admit it, but she appreciates the attention) :P

lakhsmita indira said...

hi angela!
LOL, this is so funny!
does aviator piggie know how to fly?
can aviator piggie fly with me?

Natura said...

This piggie is the best! :)

Ann Pilicer said...

This piggie is so on an adventure! What a great idea. How fun! Love this! Wow. Great! :D

Frizz said...

Great piggie - love the hat!!

christine grove said...

I LOVE THAT PIGGIE!

Laura Zarrin said...

I absolutely love these two!! They're so adorable! Are you going to sell them?

Angela Matteson said...

thanks Laura!

Yes, they are for sale. The originals are both available at the gallery:
http://rivetart.com/get_artist?i_arts=290