Saturday, October 18, 2008
Hi guys this is a part of my revamped classic monsters kit line.
Here's some WIP.... been itching to work on this kit line and other creatures, but I do not have time :(
So I did this in a couple of hours... not happy with it yet, but tomorrow I will see what it is I do not like, and will refine accordingly.... and no I am not bragging about the time it took to build, it is actually very easy with Zen wax :wink:
Thanks for looking,
Monday, October 13, 2008
First I must apologize, for taking so long to update the blog.
I just wanted to show you some things I have been working on.
Not much to show, but hopefully this guy will be done soon, I am also working on a very extended line of revamped universal monsters, and even some original creatures, that will be part of a story that I am developing just for fun, please forgive my weakness in writing, it is not my forte, but I sure did enjoy writing this little story, as I always asked myself, what would happen if the roles of Dracula and Van Helsing were reversed, what would trigger such event, and thus this idea was born.
Thank you for reading,
Done in Zen wax by Willow products.
And here's his back story:
Not much is known publicly about this new version of Frankenstein, all that is known and should remain known is that he is a revamped version of the old prototype, created by Viktor Frankenstein lead Scientist of the synthetic soldier program of 2009, assisted by Katrina and myself .
A formidable biomechanical beast, bulletproof, fire proof, with super strength, with an I.Q. of 230, with a heart of a child... General DraKula's child... sadly all that is left from the child is a mere skewed reflection of the one child General Drakula fathered with mortal scientist Kathrina Van Helsing chief assistant to Doctor Frankenstein.
His heart saved by science thanks to his mother, and imbued with power from the beyond due to his father's highly complex, yet powerful DNA ..... the once feared Drakula...
This new version of Frankenstein possesses none of the weaknesses his predecessor seemed to display, with all his senses enhanced he is a powerhouse fighting for our nation's freedom. His vampire gene is in a dormant state due to DNA manipulation, hence; he is not a Vampire in the strict sense of the word.
end of transmission.
Assistant to Katrina Van Helsing Department of home land security.
U.S. N.S.A Report
The Year 2050:
The creature always ready to help the now reformed DraKula in the on going battle against the now corrupted Van Helsing.
the first in an army of creatures of the night specifically engineered by Drakula himself and built by Victor Frankenstein to protect a world devastated by the self proclaimed Lord Van Helsing, a former hero, a now corrupted being with extreme hatred for anything living... or undead....yet using his undead minions carry out his evil and twisted will.
18th century Transylvania
It is rumored Van Helsing out of spite after realizing his own daughter had fallen in love with the evil Drakula, and that they had secretly married in a a bow to become eternal companions, it is rumored Van Helsing tried to kill them both, but after realizing that even Drakula had been transformed by true love, and had become a noble husband and father, and a shadow of his former self, Van Helsing went mad, not believing Drakula's choice to become good, but in reality Van Helsing realized he no longer had a purpose to continue his existence, and out of spite, and in a turn of events, killed his own grandson, by decapitating him, as to him the child represented an unholy union between man ( God's greatest creation) and and evil .
In a fit of rage Drakula wounded Van Helsing with his fangs, not without Van Helsing piercing DraKula's heart with an alien like silver sword, while he selfishly and fruitlessly tried to protect his wife from the powerful blow.....leaving them both mortally wounded.... they survived thanks to the care of Doctor Victor Frankenstein, but this came at a great price as Drakula was stripped from all his powers except his immortality, it seems the sword he had been wounded with contained a trace metal , same metal that was found in the molecular composition of the Roswell Metamoona alien space craft incident. Wether the metamoona aliens were involved in the forging of such a weapon is not yet known.
Capable of turning the undead into vulnerable human beings, nearly over 3 centuries later, with the aid of scientific advancements Frankenstein's experiments proved fruitful as he was able to override the effects caused by the sword, thus endowing Drakula with even greater abilities than before specially allowing him to control his thirst by sheer will, and feeding on UV rays... (his only known weakness is over exposure to darkness/ more than 3 days in a row without UV rays) and allowing him to become a day walker, this led to his proselyting among humans and even convincing of a great majority of undead and anomallies alike to accept a better life in the bast underground city of new Los Angeles built under the UNDREGROUND TREATIE of 2001
After offering his services to the U.S. Government in order to establish the UNDERGROUND TREATIE of 2001 Vladimir Tepesh and his scientific team were offered protection and were made head of the Project Synthetic soldier of 2009 , in order to create a core group of enhanced soldiers out of willing undead beings, and anomalies ( werewolves, mutants, aliens) that were eager to protect the world from the Van Helsing organization, and their minions, in order to protect both their kind and humans beings.
The cure created by Victor Frankesntein in 1976, was approved by the U.S. Government under President Barak Obama to be used on all of the undead that willingly have decided to live in Communion with each other in a peaceful underground city developed by the U.N. as a haven for all the undead, werewolves, yeti, skin walkers, and any genetic anomaly, that willingly chooses to leave their aggressive behaviors behind, in exchange for peace and freedom.
Lord Van Helsing on the other hand escaped after his attack to the Drakula family , eventually healing from his wound, and swearing that he would destroy the one that caused this great pain and turned him into what he hated most.... a monster! He promised himself that he would not allow Drakula's curse to take over him.
But as decades went by Van Helsing kept to himself, inside his laboratory, trying to find a cure. slowly giving into the thirst... first he would feed with the blood of cattle, and when science allowed , he used synthetic blood, but as time went by his urge for human blood outgrew his will and desire to be cured, eventually rendering him at the mercy of the twisted need to feed from human blood.
Realizing that he had become his worst nightmare he set out to destroy his own daughter, fueled by her so called betrayal to him and to God himself.
In his twisted mind he seeked to redeem himself by destroying all life as we know it.
Truly van Helsing had become more evil than Drakula had ever been, as he thought -like all evil despots from the past- that he was carrying out heaven's will in destroying and torturing all lesser beings in his " righteous" path... purifying them from their own so called demons.
This witch hunt was not limited to men women, and children, but even animals, and of course the undead. As he's discovered that the U.S has become and Allie and even recruited Drakula as one of their generals , his rage is now also focused in destroying our nation.
The evil self proclaimed Lord, used all of his fortune, gathering the best in the scientific community to achieve his "noble" purpose throughout the decades.... he's established the van Helsing Organization.
Now, he's dedicated to torturing humans, with evil experiments, merging humans and anomalies with machines, ultimately engineering his own soldiers of the undead, in order to create a grand army, of biomechanical beasts, powerful enough to assist in getting rid of anything related to his former daughter ( humans) and any remnants of the great Drakula..the undead. He is been connected to many terrorist acts throughout the world, and he must be stopped. Whether the Metamoona mutant race is involved in providing Van Helsing with technological advancements, it is not a established fact yet, but many investigations have led us to believe that Van Helsing is indeed working with advanced alien technology.
He walks the earth with his his genetically brainwashed minions such as the Phantom, Jekyll, Yeti, Bigfoot, and , Igor... among others.
These creatures are powerful warriors, all engineered to bring down Dracula and his own army of night walkers. A new war is brewing, a war as that as far as humans know it is a war of evil VS evil.
Heaven help us!
Taken from Erick Sosa's Personal Journal
This time Evil will fight for good!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Well, here's hoping the data retrieving company is able to get my data back.
Been sick, hopefully tomorrow will be a better day :)
I should have updates on some new sculpts soon.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Guess what? Paul Komoda former Art Asylum inmate, came over to visit along with my friend Shin Tanabe last week!
Man, Paul Komoda is such a nice guy very down to earth, and extremely talented!
I wish he'd move out here, I'd pick his brains ! Thanks for coming over Paul.
I will update you all with images in a bit! meanwhile gotta get back to work.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This is not sculpting related, but it sure has allowed me to get back on the sculpting train!
Thing is, I have been suffering of heartburn since I started taking Excedrin Migraine like 4 years ago or so.
Anyway, last week I got so sick with a migraine, that I had to pop in some excedrin ( tablets)..thing is this time the heartburn wouldn't go away, and it did not go away until this morning that I discovered something amazing...water.
I cannot describe this, but I woke up so sick this morning, yet again, and I have been afraid of getting a migraine because if even drinking water would burn, I imagined taking the migraine pills would destroy my stomach...and my doctor did not help much :(
Well, I found this guy's site.... amazing try it, it works! worse thing that can happen is that you will feel better :)
I have been taking 2 glasses of water every 3 hours, and I feel great!
Check this info out:
Doctor Batman Discovered this...his real name is F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Go to www.watercure.com
"You're not sick; you're thirsty. Don't treat thirst with medication."
Dr. F. Batmanghelidj
Our life, our planet. Over 70% of the earth's surface is water. However, most of it—98%--is salt water. Only 2% of the earth's H20 is fresh water that we can drink, and of this, almost all is trapped in frozen glaciers.
You are not just what you eat; you are what you drink.
This is why water is so important to your health.
The Water Cure (TWC) does not sell water or purification systems or any related products. We offer insights and information; both free and in books that give you easy-to-understand scientific explanations on why water is vital to your well-being.
TWC believes promoting "water for health, for healing, for life" is an invaluable public health message. We can all change the way we drink – by drinking pure, natural water that is good for our health, our pocket book, and our environment.
No miracles. Just common sense backed by Dr. F. Batmaghelidj’s years of research and investigation into why water works so well in keeping us healthy and pain free. It can even cure illness in some people who get sick.
Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. Your muscles that moves you body are 75% water; your blood that transport nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water.
Our health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink.
Dr. B's pioneering work shows that Unintentional Chronic Dehydration (UCD) contributes and even produces pain and many degenerative diseases that can be prevented and treated by increasing water intake on a regular basis.
If you are committed to a healthy lifestyle, make drinking enough natural water a habit in you life. It won't take long for you to feel the benefit.
It is a free investment for your long-term health.
Cure # 1: Water prevents and cures heartburn.
Heartburn is a signal of water shortage in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a major thirst signal of the human body. The use of antacids or tablet medications in the treatment of this pain does not correct dehydration, and the body continues to suffer as a result of its water shortage.
Tragedy: Not recognizing heartburn as a sign of dehydration and treating it with antacids and pill medications will, in time, produce inflammation of the stomach and duodenum, hiatal hernia, ulceration, and eventually cancers in the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver and pancreas.
Cure # 2: Water prevents and cures arthritis.
Rheumatoid joint pain - arthritis - is a signal of water shortage in the painful joint. It can affect the young as well as the old. The use of pain-killers does not cure the problem, but exposes the person to further damage from pain medications. Intake of water and small amounts of salt will cure this problem.
Cure # 3: Water prevents and cures back pain.
Low back pain and ankylosing arthritis of the spine are signs of water shortage in the spinal column and discs - the water cushions that support the weight of the body. These conditions should be treated with increased water intake - not a commercial treatment, but a very effective one.
Tragedy: Not recognizing arthritis and low back pain as signs of dehydration in the joint cavities and treating them with pain-killers, manipulation, acupuncture, and eventually surgery will, in time, produce osteoarthritis when the cartilage cells in the joints have eventually all died. It will produce deformity of the spine. It will produce crippling deformities of the limbs. Pain medications have their own life-threatening complications.
Cure # 4: Water prevents and cures angina.
Heart pain - angina - is a sign of water shortage in the heart/lung axis. It should be treated with increased water intake until the patient is free of pain and independent of medications. Medical supervision is prudent. However, increased water intake is angina's cure.
Cure # 5: Water prevents and cures migraines.
Migraine headache is a sign of water need by the brain and the eyes. It will totally clear up if dehydration is prevented from establishing in the body. The type of dehydration that causes migraine might eventually cause inflammation of the back of the eye and possibly loss of eye sight.
Cure #6: Water prevents and cures colitis.
Colitis pain is a signal of water shortage in the large gut. It is associated with constipation because the large intestine constricts to squeeze the last drop of water from the excrements - thus the lack of water lubrication.
Tragedy: Not recognizing colitis pain as a sign of dehydration will cause persistent constipation. Later in life, it will cause fecal impacting: it can cause diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and polyps, and appreciably increases the possibility of developing cancer of the colon and rectum.
Cure # 7: Water and salt prevent and cure asthma.
Asthma, which also affects 14 million children and kills several thousand of them every year, is a complication of dehydration in the body. It is caused by the drought management programs of the body. In asthma free passage of air is obstructed so that water does not leave the body in the form of vapor - the winter steam. Increased water intake will prevent asthma attacks. Asthmatics need also to take more salt to break the mucus plugs in the lungs that obstruct the free flow of air in and out of the air sacs.
Tragedy: Not recognizing asthma as the indicator of dehydration in the body of a growing child not only will sentence many thousands of children to die every year, but will permit irreversible genetic damage to establish in the remaining 14 million asthmatic children.
Cure # 8: Water prevents and cures high blood pressure.
Hypertension is a state of adaptation of the body to a generalized drought, when there is not enough water to fill all the blood vessels that diffuse water into vital cells. As part of the mechanism of reverse osmosis, when water from the blood serum is filtered and injected into important cells through minute holes in their membranes, extra pressure is needed for the "injection process." Just as we inject I.V. "water" in hospitals, so the body injects water into tens of trillions of cells all at the same time. Water and some salt intake will bring blood pressure back to normal!
Tragedy: Not recognizing hypertension as one of the major indicators of dehydration in the human body, and treating it with diuretics that further dehydrate the body will, in time, cause blockage by cholesterol of the heart arteries and the arteries that go to the brain. It will cause heart attacks and small or massive strokes that paralyze. It will eventually cause kidney disease. It will cause brain damage and neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease.
Cure # 9: Water prevents and cures early adult-onset diabetes.
Adult-onset diabetes is another adaptive state to severe dehydration of the human body. To have adequate water in circulation and for the brain's priority water needs, the release of insulin is inhibited to prevent insulin from pushing water into all body cells. In diabetes, only some cells get survival rations of water. Water and some salt will reverse adult-onset diabetes in its early stages.
Tragedy: Not recognizing adult-onset diabetes as a complication of dehydration will, in time, cause massive damage to the blood vessels all over the body. It will cause eventual loss of the toes, feet and legs from gangrene. It will cause eye damage, even blindness.
Cure # 10: Water lowers blood cholesterol.
High cholesterol levels are an indicator of early drought management by the body. Cholesterol is a clay-like material that is poured in the gaps of some cell membranes to safeguard them against losing their vital water content to the osmotically more powerful blood circulating in their vicinity. Cholesterol, apart from being used to manufacture nerve cell membranes and hormones, is also used as a "shield" against water taxation of other vital cells that would normally exchange water through their cell membranes.
Cure # 11: Water cures depression, loss of libido, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy.
These conditions are caused by prolonged chronic dehydration. They will clear up once the body becomes well and regularly hydrated. In these conditions, exercising one's muscles should be part of the treatment program.
For More Information, Read the Book:
Your Body's Many Cries for Water.
by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
"Bad Cholesterol": A Myth and a Fraud!
We in the medical profession, totally oblivious of the vital roles of cholesterol in the body, have been duped into thinking that it is this substance that causes arterial disease of the heart and the brain. The pharmaceutical industry has capitalized on the slogan of "bad cholesterol" and has produced toxic-to-the-body chemicals that minimally lower the level of cholesterol in the body and in the process cause liver damage to thousands of people, some who die as a result of using the medication.
It is surprising that none of the frequently quoted and media-popularized doctors has reflected on the fact that cholesterol levels are measured from blood taken from the veins, yet nowhere in medical literature is there a single case of cholesterol having caused obstruction of the veins. Venous blood moves far slower than arterial blood and thus would be more inclined to have cholesterol deposits if the assumption of "bad cholesterol" were accurate. This mistake by us in the medical community, and its capitalization by the pharmaceutical industry, has caused an ongoing fraud against society.
In truth, the so-called "bad" cholesterol is actually far more beneficial than is appreciated. The reason for its rise in the body is because of complications caused by chronic unintentional dehydration and insufficient urine production. Dehydration produces concentrated, acidic blood that becomes even more dehydrated during its passage through the lungs before reaching the heart – because of evaporation of water in the lungs during breathing. The membranes of the blood vessels of the heart and main arteries going up to the brain become vulnerable to the shearing pressure produced by the thicker, acidic blood. This shearing force of toxic blood causes abrasions and minute tears in the lining of the arteries that can peel off and cause embolisms of the brain, kidneys and other organs. To prevent the damaged blood vessel walls from peeling, low-density (so-called "bad") cholesterol coats and covers up the abrasions and protects the underlying tissue like a waterproof bandage until the tissue heals.
Thus, the vital, life-saving role of low-density cholesterol proves this substance is of utmost importance in saving the lives of those who do not adequately hydrate their bodies so that their blood can flow easily through the blood vessels without causing damage.
Cholesterol is an element from which many of our hormones are made. Vitamin D is made by the body from cholesterol in our skin that is exposed to sunlight. Cholesterol is used in the insulating membranes that cover our nerve systems. There is no such a thing as bad cholesterol. If all the primary ingredients are available for its normal functions, the human body does not engage in making things that are bad for its survival. Until now we did not know water was a vital nutrient that the body needed at all times – and in sufficient quantity.
Water itself – not caffeinated beverages that further dehydrate – is a better cholesterol-lowering medication than any chemical on the market. It is absolutely safe and is not harmful to the body like the dangerous medications now used. Please share this information with those you care for.
For more information about my medical breakthrough on the topic of chronic unintentional dehydration and the diseases it causes, other than what is posted on this site, refer to my books and tapes – products of over 20 years of fulltime research.
Here's an interview with him:
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I have been sick with heartburn since July 2nd, doctor said it will go away if I stop stressing, and if I keep eating healthy... oh well.
Been finishing some projects for Sideshow, and once I am done wrapping that up I will be back on track with Panthro, then I will move on to the New Cyberstein project I am working on with the Silva bros. from Argentina, those guys took my ideas and made them even better! Remember we are re hauling the whole Universal monster line, so let me know which are your favorites, I for one cannot wait to work on Dracula, The creature from the Black lagoon, The Mummy, The Wolfman, Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll, all in their new biomechanical glory, Takeya will be proud lol!
Check out their blog! http://silvabrothers.blogspot.com/
Anyway Here's some images of the concept for Frankie, I have already sculpted the head, but will start working on this until the weekend.
Hope you like it, I love it!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Hello yet again,
Here's another preview of a little exercise in anime... my friend Shin Tanabe has helped me so much with tips and techniques.. arigato Shin san!
Sculpting anime may look easy, but once you start on that path, specially if a master of the X-acto like Shin is going to see your work, well it can get real hard... everyting is so subtle....
I haven't been in touch with Shin, because he's very busy for Wonderfestival, and he is working on his own stuff, plus actual projects.
But anyway, sculpting anime is very demanding, we as westerners may think we know how to sculpt it , but we really don't, specially if you have to sculpt with feeling, yep Shin says it is a "feeling" kinda like a spiritual connection , that is a very cool thing, I love japanese culture, it is so awesome.
I am trying, but it is very hard.... I wish Shin comes back to the States soon, I have a "feeling" I may not be able to cut it as an anime sculptor....but I will keep trying for now :P
My name is Erick Sosa, I am a toy/collectibles sculptor and designer, I have been working in the collectibles industry for about 14 years.
I am located in Los Angeles California, I used to live in Hollywood, but recently bought a home in the San Fernando Valley, I live around the corner from the Karate Kid's apartment building :)
Here's some images of some of my own personal works, I haven't finished them as I have been very busy working almost 100% for the good guys at Sideshow Collectibles.
Anyway, I will be updating the blog very often, so you guys can expect to see updates on a very regular basis.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com