This custom is painted on the standard white Henry and The Max 6.25″ blank. I typically like to experiment with different techniques, paints and applications, when painting HATMs. That is why I haven’t painted any two the same. On this particular piece I went the UV paint route. I haven’t done a lot of UV painting, so I thought that I would give it a try. I think the end result is an overall win for me. I learned a lot. The UV paint I used is enamel based, which presents its own issues, but after some trial and error I think that I got the basic hang of it, but I still have a lot to learn. As far as the customs I paint and with this custom in particular, I just try to have as much fun, and be as worry feel as possible. When I created Henry and The Max, I always envisioned it to be a fun platform for people and myself to customize and paint. So in regards to this guy, I wanted it to be bright and poppy. A piece that would jump off the shelf. I also wanted to incorporate alot of black accent lines, to kinda give it a comic book, graphic style. You also can see that he is a bit weathered. I often like to approach pieces in that way, just because its a bit more freeing and less loose and more enjoyable for me. It allows me to be creative in a way that I don’t usually get to. As far as the overall look goes, I wanted the piece to be visually exciting and something that was uniquely me. I am a fan of lots of different vinyl toys out there, but I tried to just sculpt something that I would like and was fun for me to work on. HATM was digitally sculpted in zbrush. I like alot of texture and details, hidden do dads and what nots. The more fun I have sculpting the better my pieces tend to turn out. The backstory on this guy is I had sculpted him about 4yrs ago now and had it sitting around. I happened upon it one day and decided that I really liked it, so I finished it up. I have always wanted to self produce a piece, so I decided to go for it. I really feel if you don’t put yourself out there, you can’t grow as an artist and you can’t continue to reinvent yourself. I found a great factory in Squibbles Ink, and they helped me with the rest. It has been a great experience and am currently putting the final touches on another piece that I hope to have in production soon.