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August 16, 2012
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Aug 2, 2012, 5:13:46 PM
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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: 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:…

I took inspiration from my recently acquired exquisite vintage clock 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.

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Zarashi99 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
A rad concept! :clap: 
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
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
MangakaPoof Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aaaww adorable! 
postaldude66 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
This is fantastic! I would love something like this sitting on my shelf. Great work,
prinz59 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
hey thats great done. i love it and congrat to it
blazi76 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting really and so different
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:
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.
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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