Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mac and cheese

Well, It's been an interesting couple of days, I dropped my macbook ( I tripped) and well.... it's dead... with all my images, both professional and personal...my music etc.
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


Hi guys,
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

Sayonara heartburn!

Hello guys,
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

Arrgghhh heartburn

Hello guys,
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!
Until later,

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Kame hame haaaa!

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

Sonic boom!!

Hello guys and gals,
Here's some images of a quick study for Guile from street fighter 2.
If I ever have time to finish it, I may sculpt him in some kind of trademark move pose.
Done in FUSE wax from willow products :)

Thundercats hoooooooooooooooooooooo!

Hello guys,
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 ericksosa@mac.com