Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Taylor's Toy Wednesday's DIY Custom- Big Darkness!

Big Darkness, or Darkness, or Big D: Whatever you want to call this guy, it should end with awesome! Hands down, this has to be one of my favorite movie villains ever. When I saw the movie, "Legend",  as a kid, I was absolutely in love with Tim Curry's make-up as the Dark Lord. It has such a nice mythological appeal to it; it definitely reminds me of a Greek Minotaur. Growing up, two scenes with this character stand out well to me. The first is of him stepping through the mirror to seduce Jack's bride to be, Lili, the second is of him sitting on his throne in blacklight, speaking of the darkness. With that being said, I do have another Darkness to make, hopefully before the next convention. (hint, hint) Now, this custom boasts the scene of him stepping through the mirror. He is made from a Creatology vinyl Devil kit. I used super sculpty and a load of foil to build the horns, face on his head. I also extended his arms, and widened his body using the super sculpty and foil. The mirror, base and legs were sculpted from original sculpty. So far, he is one of my favorite custom toy creations. We'll see if that remains the same when I decide to tackle Meg Mucklebones and Darkness on throne. 
Now, I've got some important updates, so more pictures will be at the end of this posting. Enjoy the pics. I've got to get back to illustrating comic books! :)

I purchased a table for the Dallas Comic Con in May. I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and hopefully some new people stopping by to chat with us. 

I have posted some new shirt designs in my Cafepress store. Head over to my Cafepress store and get a shirt or a couple! 

I have all Xenex the Bug Man comic books available for print on demand. You can see that listing here on my store's tab for comic books. 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook
The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook

Give us a like! And, if you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows! And, be sure to give Jeff a hug. 

Taylor and Jeff: Action Figure Buddies for Life!

Now, here's some pics of Big Darkness!

You can also see this custom toy in my deviantart gallery.

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