Yakuzabot!! Process photos

Introducing: Yakuzabot!! Here, looking super-naked before his intensive tattoo session. He will become part of the Giant Robot Biennal 3 Remix Project at the Japanese-American National Museum later this month. I was fortunate enough to be one of 80+ artists to be sent two figurines, a David Horvath uglydoll and the giant robot figure, to re-paint for the show.

Here are the dolls before being primed: I’ll update soon with what’s happening to this homely pink fellow (spoilers: a sex change)!

Here is Yakuzabot in the beginning stages of getting his backpiece done: vain guy, of course he wanted an image of himself fighting off a dragon!

I’m using sumi ink on top of acrylic paint here, kind of a weird combination, so we’ll see how this ends up. I’ll definitely need to treat him to a spray-fixitive shower to set the ink.

Okay! That’s it for today! He still needs a little touching up, some pencil marks erased, and a few coats of spray fixitive, but he was eager to show off his new irizumi!

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GR2 Year of the Dragon show

Here’s the official flyer for the Year of the Dragon GR2 show! I’m sad I can’t make it down there, but if any of you are in LA around that time, try to check it out as I’m sure it’ll be jam-packed with amazing work by equally amazing artists!!

Click here to read more about the show and about the Giant Robot magazine/gallery!