I couldn't bring myself to work on projects the other day, so instead I made this.
A Toy Town! I used to make these things all the time. This is a pretty small one; when I was little I built many a vast metropolis that covered the whole living room floor.
Here are some details.
As should probably be obvious from what the non-art half of this blog is dedicated to, I love toys. As the youngest child in my family, I ended up with all the hand-me-down toys, and couldn't be happier about it. I'm on the road to 21 now, and toys are still the things I want for birthdays and Christmases, more than any other stuff. (Well, aside from Batman DVDs.)
But, as anyone who isn't pretending they're too cool to be interested knows, there are always those unattainable toys that only the RICH kids got, like American Girls dolls and those big ol' plastic kitchens.
|Toys I want desperately, but shall never have. :(|
*Throws temper tantrum like a 3-year-old*
Ok I'm not even sure they make some of these anymore.
But! The toy I want MOST OF ALL, no one EVER made.
THIS, my friends, is Princess Pitts' toy castle from one of my favorite video games, Chibi-Robo! I couldn't find any screenshots of it online, so I fell back on the tried and true method of any kid-in-the-early-aughts-with-a-major-crush-on-a-cartoon-character: Take photos of the TV screen.
I took a whole bunch.
Ok it's not supposed to be a great work of art.
So SOMEDAY, I will get a bunch of plywood and paint and MAKE this thing!!
And I'll also make a ball jointed doll of Princess Pitts herself to live in it.
Toy screenshots copyright their owners
Princess Pitts picture copyright Nintendo and Skip