Hey, thanks for getting in touch.
Puts on fanboy hat.
I LOVE your work! It’s imaginative and colorful and your sketchbook sketches completely blew me away!
Puts on professional hat.
Shinbone mainly handles sculpting through manufacturing for toys and collectibles. We contract character designers and artists on a project by project basis. We also work directly with designers and artists whenever someone is thinking about making their own toys.
So what does that mean? I, personally, love your work. You have an extremely strong sense of style. The painful downside is, when you’re an original and creative artist, it can become difficult to fit your work to a client’s needs. Why? Because most commercial client work is very “safe” and mainstream. It’s not impossible, it’s just rare to match outrageously wonderful work to a project.
What should or could you do? If you’re interested in commercial work, you might have to bifurcate your style, which is something a LOT of artists do. We often have commercial work over there, and personal work over here, and while they might share some common characteristics, it’s usually obvious how wacky and original the personal work is, and how straightlaced (by comparison) the commercial work is.
I don’t know you well, so I don’t know where you are in your career, what your aspirations are, how you feel about the work that you do. Maybe this feedback is helpful, maybe it’s shocking, maybe you already know all this. Maybe you wanted a simpler answer to your question about sending in a resumé. The simple answer is, sure, send in your resume and work samples and pay rate and I’ll put you into our contractor database.
No matter what, I’ll be watching your creative output, and enjoying everything you share. And if you ever just want to chat about things I’m on FB and Twitter.
I don’t customize existing figures, although I love to see what other artists do with them.
I do sculpt and manufacture unique and new figures for designers, if that’s what you mean…