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Karmieh and Zortrax M200 Reshapes Handmade Toys Design

By Oasim Karmieh

Karmieh and Zortrax M200 Reshapes Handmade Toys Design

HANDMADE TOYS

I purchased my first 3d printer 18 month ago and since then I learned as much as possible about this technology, handmade toys and how to change my workflow to fit this new opportunity, although the answer was starring me right in the face it took me a while to know exactly what I wanted to do and in which direction I want to take my business into. Being featured on the Zortrax blog is a huge achievement for me, they created a great machine that I love and it helped me become a toy designer.

You can read the entire article here:

https://zortrax.com/stories/blog/devils-3d-printed-details-zortrax-m200-reshapes-toy-design/

"Exaggerated big shiny eyes, even larger head and an emotional, often explosive, character, all in a cute, chubby, tiny package. Does it ring a bell yet? If manga or anime characters sprang to your mind, you’re dead-on. The characteristic, Japanese chibi style of picturing characters started to gain popularity in the 80s and 90s, when manga and anime settled themselves in western pop culture for good. The chibi style also inspired Oasim Karmieh, a 3D artist and toy designer, to create some special caricature figurines that combine the western and eastern cultures."

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Louis CK art toy Featured on SpankyStokes

By Oasim Karmieh

Louis CK art toy Featured on SpankyStokes

ART TOYS

Oasim Karmieh is back in the drivers seat once again for an awesome new art toy release, and this time, he set his sites on something a bit more funny, and by funny we mean a comedian! Introducing 'Luis', an homage to stand up comedian Louis CK! This Artist Proof(AP) edition is a handcrafted art toy that has been sculpted and hand painted by Oasim Karmieh. Standing around 6" tall and coming packaged in a wooden case. These have an expected shipping date of the 1st of December... and they are up for pre-order HERE right now!!! Another home run for Oasim... we love seeing his work and can't wait to see what he has planned for his next release!

 

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Making of Louis CK Collectible Toys

By Oasim Karmieh

Making of Louis CK Collectible Toys

Collectible toys

This project start out of pure love for Stand up comedy, Digital Sculpting and Collectible Toy, I actually only sculpted the bust of Louie CK at first just as a sculpting exercise. How did this become an Art Toy? Well Digital sculpted, 3d printed this guy as a Birthday gift for a good friend who is a huge Louis CK fan, I really wanted to get him something awesome for his birthday.

And I'm going to walk you through the process of creating Louie CK Figurine. As I said it all started in ZBrush this is the software I use to create my characters, even Batsy was created using ZBrush 

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Once the digital sculpt is done the cleaning process starts, and making sure all shapes are clean and nothing is overlapping in a weird way that will cause some printing problems and also keeping in mind that this Louie CK toy figurine will be split in multiple parts to 3d printed.

Stand up comedy toy

Once I'm sure every zbrush subtool in the 3d model is ready to be split I start adding Keys that will make it easier for this guy to be assembled once the 3d print is done.

Louis CK comedy toy

And almost every-time I would check out how would it look as a bronze statue.

toy Louie ck

Alright now that I have split the model into different parts it's time to send those parts to be sliced on the 3d printer software to prepare each piece for 3d printing

3d printed louis ck

I usually don't print all the pieces at the same time, because if the printer fails to print one model you will loose so much time and material and also because I don't print each piece at the same resolution, for example for the head and arms I want the highest resolution, but for the pants, shirt and shoes I don't want that much resolution because i want to embrace the texture the 3d printer is creating to add some nice texture to the jeans, smooth objects are not always a great ideas, I have written about this in my Count Dooky Study, Sculpt and 3D print article.

Here is the head, usually I start printing the parts that need the most detail to see if the scale that I chose for the art toy is good enough for all those details that I sculpted will be visible. 

Below you can see the Head Torso and one arm 

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And here are the pants and the shoes

Louie CK collectible toy

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Once I have all the 3d parts 3d printed I start sanding them to clean up the big lines that supports from the 3d printing usually leave on the model, then I go with a finer grain and start sanding all the tiny lines until I get a smooth surface, if there are any big error or gaps in the model, especially in areas where the 3d printed model is sitting on the supports that are generated by the 3d printer, you might need to use some type of filler to fill those gaps. Keep in mind that sanding is sculpting so don't rush it, take your time cleaning each part.

 Now it's time to add some paint, for this toy I decided to hand paint the whole using brushes and no air brush, cause I wanted it to have that hand made feel and brush work can add some nice details and textures to skin. 

Louie CK toy

Also using the brush I was able to get this nice jeans effect, I used Vallejo paints Air and Model for the entire toy, and finally sealed the whole thing using Vallejo Matt varnish.

Toy design tutorial

And Finally assembling this toy and giving it a proper photoshoot, I used my canon 550D to shoot the photos, I used one soft box and some bounce cards.

Louie CK toy design

 

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Louis CK handcrafted toy Featured on GoFigureNews

By Oasim Karmieh

Louis CK handcrafted toy Featured on GoFigureNews
From the Romanian artist who brought you Batsy (check it) comes his latest, an undeniable salute to ruckus comedian Louis CK.

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Batsy Reviewed By TrustPigs | Superhero toys for boys

By Oasim Karmieh

Batsy Reviewed By TrustPigs | Superhero toys for boys

Superhero Toys for boys

Last night 16th of Septemeber 2016 Batsy got it's first video review by Nick Curtis aka Trustpigs Writer for  &  and you can imagine how big of a smile I had on my face, since the release of Batsy (a superhero toy for boys) I feel that I have been in a constant dream, not in a million year I would have expected this figurine to bring so much joy in my professional life. Thank you so much to everybody who bought Batsy you guys are amazing! I'll stop talking now here is the review

 

 

"Freelance 3D artist Oasim Karmieh interprets his daughter as a resin sculpture, garbed in the costume of Batman! Titled Batsy, this original designer toy piece is reviewed in-depth."

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Go Figure News Interview for Hero Toys

By Oasim Karmieh

Go Figure News Interview for Hero Toys

Hero Toys

 

Super stoked, The guys at Go Figure News emailed me asking if they can interview me about Batsy hero toys, it's been such an amazing journey so far, and I haven't released the first edition yet.

http://www.gofigurenews.com/single-post/2016/04/01/Fiercely-Cute-Batsy-from-Romania

 

"Oasim Karmieh a Romanian 3d sculptor got the inspiration for his latest piece from his Daughter (Emma Rose). This Batsy took shape over time as you can see from the pictures. Batsy stands 8' tall in a swooping-in stance. I got the chance to ask Mr. Karmieh about what the Batsy figure means to him and if he plans on doing anymore Batsy figures."

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BATSY Gets featured on The ART Toy Chronicle

By Oasim Karmieh

BATSY Gets featured on The ART Toy Chronicle

ART TOYS

When I started designing my first Art Toy I didn't expect that it will receive so much love from the Toy collectors community, being featured on one of the best blogs from the Art Toy community is a huge honour, make sure to check out the article below!

 

"Romania based designer Oasim Karmieh just designed a personal project which is a tribute to non other then BATMAN. All  designed, sculpted, 3d printed and hand painted by himself. We think Batsy rocks! and in time for all the Superman Vs Batman: Dawn of Justice hype train. Clearly Oasim has the skills in all of the areas and showed his Batsy figure."

http://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/batsy-by-oasim-karmieh/

 

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Spanky Stokes Shows Batsy lots of love | Handcrafted Toys

By Oasim Karmieh

Spanky Stokes Shows Batsy lots of love | Handcrafted Toys

Handcrafted Toys

Now if this is not the best title, thank you Spankystokes.com for the feature

Move over Batkid, this Chibi-styled Batsy is Not-So-Dark Knight Winner!

"Romanian-based 3D sculptor Oasim Karmieh mingled his personal and professional lives to create the pictured “Batsy” piece, inspired by his daughter Emma Rose. All the parts were 3D printed and then handcrafted  by Karmieh in this "fan art" work, which appears to stand around 8-inches tall! All current indicators point to this being a one-off piece at the moment, but we whole heartedly hope that Karmieh evolves this into at least a micro run release. Please follow Karmieh's Facebook and Instagram for further updates."

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