I enjoy working with vinyl toys to potray personas that symbolize various personalities and additudes.When I start a new project, I shop specifically for a figure that lends itself to a goal I’m aiming for. These sharks were once black, and I really liked the wide open mouths and jagged teeth. I thought about the brightly-colored, venomous frogs and flowers of tropical forests and exotic habitats. Their unique, natural defense mechanisms have been intersesting to me since I was a kid.
I always scrubbed the toy with acetone to remove all of the paint. I took off the teeth and toungues to clean every crevice. Then I painted the parts with acryilc paint using a brush.