ARTIST – Paul Shih
COUNTRY – New Zealand
TITLE – Veganpire
MATERIALS USED/TECHNIQUE Sculpey, Acrylic paints.
DESCRIPTION/BACKSTORY-
After World War III, human become endangered species, Vampires have no choice but to evolve into Veganpire, vegetarian vampire loves sunbath and everything cherry!

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What was your inspiration for this custom toy?
Dracula, Horror punk music, rumour of 2012 apocalypse…

Which part of the customizing process did you enjoyed the most?
Sculpting the additional bits with sculpey!

How and when did you begun customizing?
I started on the customizing soon after the blank arrived, it was a totally different design, the original design involves a lot of fabrics and pattern, which I never figure out how to do it, so it kinda sits there until I was asked to customize Lunartik’s mini tea, a new idea came up, I thought that vampire design might work well with Symbiot, so it leads to this Veganpire piece, I end up translate the same idea onto two different platforms!

What keeps you inspired?
Music, doodling, play with toys(sort of)!

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BIO

Paul Shih is an artist / designer in New Zealand, originally from Taiwan, where culture is a heady mix of diverse influences. Paul was educated in New Zealand, he graduated from AUT (Art and Design) in 2004.
His work is about events, characters, and is inspired by his surroundings to create a visual world that tells the story. Throughout the time, Paul has developed a unique style called 「Paper Diorama」, which combined illustration and photography techniques.
「Hollow Threat」 is the most recent project from Paul, the project takes him back to the root of drawing and doodling. A re-discovery of his love for art, toy & music can be found in the world of Hollow Threat, where monsters, mysterious creatures and imperfect people are!

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LINKS/SOCIAL MEDIA

www.paul-shih.com/
www.www.flickr.com/photos/paulshih/
www.twitter.com/Paul_Shih
www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Shih/715484092