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The Emerald Time Keeper - Custom Munny by Simanion The Emerald Time Keeper - Custom Munny by Simanion
This is my first custom painted/assembled Munny. If you have no idea what they are, perhaps check out the Kidrobot Facebook page and look at their photos: www.facebook.com/kidrobot They are designer toys made from vinyl, that can be customised however you like.

I'd bought one that I'd been wanting to paint for ages, but instead just kept him sitting high in my wardrobe...looking down on me during my garment selection process. At long last an incentive came in the form of an exhibition of Munnies. Titled "FOR LOVE OR MUNNY", the show would involve 22 different artists/designers each creating their own character from the same featureless white base Munny. We were also to provide an A3 artwork to accompany them. The results were so unique and diverse, it really was a fantastic show. Here are photos of the others: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…

I took inspiration from my recently acquired exquisite vintage clock fav.me/d59zp1c Oh that clock - that deviation formed my accompanying artwork. With the concept of "The Emerald Time Keeper" in mind, where both the clock and Munny were different incarnations of each other, I began the unexpectedly difficult process of painting and perfecting this guy. For something that is intended to be painted on and potentially sculpted, it is a real bitch. Haha.

Anyway, I got there in the end. The alarm bells were taken from another clock I had sitting around, and were originally silver. The tiny clock gears/cogs and miniscule watch hand were collected over a period of time - so glad I finally found a use for them! Originally I was going to put the clock key into the back of his head (it was a late addition), but it just happened to fit perfectly in his hand like a magic staff.

He ended up selling. Initially I was really sad, as I didn't expect anyone to buy it and hadn't spent enough time with it yet...but I'm glad it's gone to a good home, a loving collector :)

Hope you like it! And hopefully it's the first of many to come.
~Simon

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:iconzarashi99:
Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
A rad concept! :clap: 
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:iconrusticraft:
Rusticraft Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the concept behind this, and the amount of details you added is amazing! Wonderful work. :3
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:icondemiveemon:
demiveemon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a stunning work with your Munny and I loved the story behind it. Congratz on selling it as well! :D
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:icongakapoof:
GakaPoof Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aaaww adorable! 
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:iconpostaldude66:
postaldude66 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
This is fantastic! I would love something like this sitting on my shelf. Great work,
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:iconprinz59:
prinz59 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
hey thats great done. i love it and congrat to it
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:iconblazi76:
blazi76 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting really and so different
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:icontricias:
TriciaS Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I missed this!....I'm so glad you sold him....but would you rather have kept him...I would!......Although the clock is still yours!:iconshining-eyesplz:
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:iconsketchchemist:
SketchChemist Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So gnarly. Very nice job with the Munny. Extremely creative compared to the usual ones that I see.
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:iconputyourbravefaceon:
PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of August 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 28 - August 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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:iconvkart:
VKart Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Is Awesome!!!! :clap:
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:iconshyri:
shyri Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
greatest kidrobot i've ever seen. did you get the wings or did you do them yourself ?
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:iconblarglord:
Blarglord Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an excellent concept!
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:iconfairyfoogoo:
Fairyfoogoo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this is so freaking awesome lol it reminds me of one of the cartoon creatures you might see in the movie: Cool World ^_^
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:iconfaithfeather:
Faithfeather Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
o.o *tosses wallet at you* make this work and ill take 15 bazillion of them!
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:iconmotion-in-poetry:
Motion-in-Poetry Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
looks really cool :D great detail on the face :D
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work is featured in our group's weekly feature :iconsoulcollectors: [link] :hug:
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:iconohhnis:
OHHnis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Really awesome! I love the concept too much :)
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:iconkrishna76:
krishna76 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
I saw this last and loved it it is so original and exquisitely decorated, but it was late and I did not have time to read the description so I left it my in box folder. Today I read its story and then after reading the story of the clock I was blown away .it is almost like the old story of the mysterious shop with wonderus and magical treasurers have been waiting for just the right person to come along. I think that clock had been waiting since its creation for you to come along and to charge that particular munny with its protection . Its so much more than just a decorated munny you have created a being with a mission. I can honestly not imagine a world where the 2 were not together. If you can you should send a photo of the two to the old lady who ran that shop so she can see just how much you were meant to it have the clock.
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:iconmisspoe:
MissPoe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wtf? This is both cool and scary at the same time. Mostly scary...
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha, it's the eyes isn't it...
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:iconmisspoe:
MissPoe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell yes! I would feel like I'm being watched it I had that thing in my bedroom.
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:iconlikwei:
LikWei Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
wow this is really cute:-)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :bounce:
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:iconrapture-queen:
rapture-queen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
always awesome
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou :thanks:
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:iconliieszz:
Liieszz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow this is so cute <3 I love the design! I would totally buy one if it was in store!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! There are some artists who have their own range, maybe one day someone at Kidrobot will see it and like it enough :D
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
This is really adorable. Really well done :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :aww:
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
You are very welcome!
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:iconschwarzwieebenholz:
SchwarzWieEbenholZ Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Photographer
Very creative and cute alarm clock! :heart:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thankyou! :bounce:
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:iconhindorf:
Hindorf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
cute! ♥
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I showed a photo of his face to someone and they thought he was scary, lol.
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:iconhindorf:
Hindorf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
naaa hehe scary and cute! :)
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:icondr-storm:
dr-storm Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
This is a really cool one!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like :D
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:icondarkdragonrose99:
darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
This is so awesome!
I am in total awe, honestly. This also makes me really want to try to paint one!! :D
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! If you want to, definitely give it a go. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and so it took me a long time to wrap my head around how to paint without any brushstrokes showing. I realised it involved a LOT of layers, and eventually ending up basically drybrushing it. But having done one, now I feel I can do more with less difficulty. Do eeet. :D
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darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Haha That sounds very tiresome!
Where can I get one? :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm just preparing you. Lol. Kidrobot website here: [link]
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:icondarkdragonrose99:
darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thank you!!! :)
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:icononiaco:
OniAco Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
if he was a real clock id be so happy to have it wake me up. vary cool.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, indeed. Although I don't treat my actual alarm clocks particularly well....a lot of rough, resentful "Snooze button" hitting.
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:iconengel-dfr:
engel-dfr Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want it))
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish I could 3D print it with my mind for you. Hmm, that's simply being greedy. I'd settle for a 3D printer at home.
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:iconengel-dfr:
engel-dfr Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahahahaha)))) ok!^^
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:iconvelyne:
Velyne Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artist
So much details, this is an interesting piece of art ! I love its concept and all the painted details on its face. It is truly amazing ! :la:
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! All credit can be given to the clock :nod: Seriously though, had it not been around I would have probably been stuck for ideas or going back and forth between significantly lamer ones :P
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