Yesterday I finished the final Neon Monster prototype, otherwise know as “Mitch 4.” After four intensive weeks getting this beloved logo monster just right, I sent him off across the ocean to be cloned several hundred times. I’d love to take the night off to celebrate but Renegade SF starts tomorrow (come say hi!) so there will be no rest for the weary.
Next week I will be sharing the whole Mitch process with you in an excruciatingly long and detailed article about how to create a 3-D plush character from a 2-D drawing. This will not be an Uglydoll-type tutorial, people–anyone can make a fabric sandwich–this is the real deal. Your plush characters will have real dimensions (like sides!), real 360º forms and real soul. I may have to split it up over two or three posts, but it’s full of photos and diagrams and riveting text so stay tuned. It’s going to be a special summer.