What does half a ton (or 450KG) of Monster Clay look like in a single sculpture? Artist Chris Guinto and his team unveil a massive creature at this year’s Monsterpalooza that was created with over a thousand pounds of Monster Clay, and we chat with Chris about how he approached (and transported!) an undertaking of this scale.
See more of Studio Guinto’s work at www.instagram.com/studioguinto
We catch up with legendary creature designer Steve Wang to look at the latest art pieces to come out of his effects studio for Elite Creature Collectibles. From an imposing one-off adaptation of the iconic Xenomorph to Steve’s passion projects, these original designs and their stunning execution are a shining example of the artwork we love at Monsterpalooza!
Find more of Steve’s work at www.elitecreature.com/
We’re delighted to meet up with Jeremy of X-Plus and Star Ace Toys at Monsterpalooza to check out their upcoming line of plastic model kits! While X-Plus is know for their detailed kaiju vinyl sculpts from the Godzilla and Ultraman franchises, these new kits are licensed from the Ray Harryhausen foundation’s library of stop-motion monsters, as well as the iconic Maria/Futura from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis!
Learn more about X-Plus’s model kits and creature collectibles us.ric-toy.com and www.sideshow.com/manufacturers/x-plus
We meet up with one of our favorite character artists, Raf Grassetti, to check in on his latest sculpts and adventures in 3D printing! You may know his work as an art director for some of the biggest video games like God of War, but he’s just as prolific and inventive in his personal artwork, including his realistic adaptations of popular comic and video game characters.
Find more of Raf’s art at www.rgrassetti.com and www.instagram.com/rafagrassetti
We’re reunited with our friends at Immortal Masks to see how they’ve been doing in the three years since we last saw them at Monsterpalooza! George from Immortal Masks shows us some of their latest creature masks, which incorporate lights, simulate hard-edge materials, and push the limits of silicone mask creation.
We catch up with concept sculptor Simon Lee to check out his latest showpiece revealed at this year’s Monsterpalooza! We discuss how he approaches creating a pose and performance in his creatures and the iterative process of concept sculpting that helps directors visualize their films and stories. We’re stunned by how long this piece took him to sculpt!
Find more of Simon Lee’s work at https://www.bigbluetree.com/ and www.instagram.com/spiderzero!
After three long years, we’re back at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena to meet sculptors, make-up artists, and effects artists whose work we adore. Chris Hamburger–aka Burgerstrings–is a traditional clay sculptor who makes incredible robot masks and helmets and paints them to perfection. We chat with Chris about his process and tips for painting his character castings to look like industrial machines.
Find more of Chris’s work at Burgerstrings.com and instagram.com/burgerstrings!