Monday, December 27, 2010

The Gentlemen Series

These are very sophisticated office workers from the early 1900's. Available for sale at the Wynwood Market in Miami on January 8th, at Howley's on January 11th, or as a commissioned piece (from $60), which you can order by contacting me at dennrodriguez (at) gmail (dot) com


Sir Huggie Mostachin II


(Left) Sir Leopold Figgins (Right) Reginald Kenilworth III, Esquire


(Left) Sir Leopold Figgins (Right) Reginald Kenilworth III, Esquire

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Snow Plushies

octokitty plushies
All the pretty winter snow has inspired me to create these cute baby Yetis that I've named Yeti Snowflakes.

octokitty yeti snowflakes
Yeti Snowflakes

octokitty plush
Meet Chester Copperfield (middle) and his friends the Yeti Snowflakes. Chester Cooperfield, is known as the world's happiest winter plush, he was born in a t-shirt factory during a winter snow storm. Born surrounded by clothing and snow, Chester's favorite thing to do is "dress up time", particularly in winter clothes. With his favorite season being winter, Chester loves the snow, sledding, tubing and all the games you can do in the cold. Even in the summer, he never takes off his snow outfit. His life goal is to one day take his friends and family to the north pole for a vacation. If you are a snowy person, Chester is the right plush for you! Unlike the rest of us, he is enjoying the big snow storms and cold weather across the United States...so if you need a cheer-me-up from someone who loves this time of year, Chester will be there for you.

Chester is available in my esty store the Yeti Snowflakes are only available if you contact me by mail (dennrodriguez@gmailcom), they are $35 a piece.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Website



After many months of delay my new website is finally up and running. I am updating it with new work constantly and I finally have a place for my portfolio. Hooray!!!

Go check it out for yourself! dennrodriguez.com

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Post-Apocalyptic plush

Minsk Denn Rodriguez plush
Minsk Denn Rodriguez plush

In the year 2012, after the apocalypse, the earth's population was reduced to 3 people and 5 plushies. During these difficult times, all of Earth's inhabitants (8 individuals in all) were forced underground to flee the depleting ozone layer. In order to thwart their impending doom, the remaining inhabitants were forced to permanently wear hazmat suits and gas masks. During a freak washing machine accident underground, Minsk, the leader of the Post-Apocalyptic plushies, lost both arms attempting to save the last sweater caught in the machine's evil lint trap. Considered the smartest of the plushies, Minsk is a wiz at problem solving and is a dedicated companion for anyone. Don't be fooled by his lack of arms, he can still kick butt (even if its now only with his stubby legs!!!)

Minsk is available in my etsy shop.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Baby Little Foot & Miss Cupcake



Meet Baby Little Foot, son of Big Foot, he is a 5 month old forest monster who doesn’t know much about cities or technology. He spends his days identifying thousands of different types of leaves and kinds of dirt. He loves hiking in the forest with his best friend, a dung beetle named Matthew. Like all Little Foots, Baby Little Foot can read and write, but his favorites things to do are riding a bicycle and playing pranks on hunters, scientists, and Big Foot enthusiasts. Most people think he is a little boy in fuzzy pajamas, but be warned, he is a tough cookie and willing to protect his family and the creatures of the forest.

Next to him is little Miss Cupcake, she spends most of her time in the kitchen cooking interesting sweets like cardboard cake cookies, jambalaya donuts, and pancake cheesecakes. Miss Cupcake loves coming up with odd combinations, and, for a while now, she's been working on creating the perfect pizza stuffed French toast. Most of her sweet creations are donated to the local children's hospital, but most usually end up in the trash can. She doesn't usually eat the treats herself because she says she's trying to "maintain her girlish figure". All the children love her (not her cooking) and call her a master baker with a heart of brown sugar.

These two plushies have sold and are no longer available in my etsy store. They are traveling to their new home in South Carolina.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Masked Pirates



Meet Captain Ratón and First Mate Skull.

These two cute masked pirates sail the Caribbean Sea in search of treasure. As you can see they are very stylish. Together they hope to use their found fortunes to launch their own line of designer masks. That day could be today, after many weeks at sea they have finally found where "the X marks the spot", to bad they forgot their shovels. I guess the runways of the world will have to wait.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hazmat Plush

Hopefully in the future we all look as cute as this plush dolls wearing hazmat suits. Lets not find out. Be kind and recycle.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blink Gallery: Robot 1.0 Artshow

Robot 1.0 at Blink Gallery is officially my first gallery showing in Buffalo, NY. For this event I created a pillow size robot named "Attack of the Cute". I know, I know, it sounds more like a rock band, but we can't all be perfect. This show will run thru October 28th.

Denn Rodriguez Plush Artist
Denn Rodriguez Plush Artist

Me and Attack of the Cute
Denn Rodriguez Plush Artist

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Plush Bash

These is part of my new set of plushies that will be going to the Palm Beach Art and Music Festival next month. I am very excited about this trip since it will be my first festival and my first trip back to Florida since moving to Buffalo, New York over a month ago. I am hoping for warm weather.

Denn Rodriguez Plush
Denn Rodriguez Plush

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thank You Readers!

My blog ranking have started to move back up all thanks to you guys! The readers!!! I love what I do and I work really hard to show it and keep the blog fresh.

Check out the full list of the top 20 Plush Art Blogs on the web. Two of my favorites are RobynFabsits (she is awesome, no surprise she is #1) and Meet Sam and Pete.

1RobynFabsits.com
2LucyKate Crafts...
3Silent Orchid - Quietly crafting my own little world.
4Meet Sam and Pete
5The Toy Society
6Yarn and Coffee
7Denn Rodriguez Blog
8The Raggy Rat ...
9Plush-a-holic
10Plush Memories
11Cozy Rampage
12MY CREATIONS
13Doll Head
14Effunia
15Mybootee Knits
16Dolls for Friends
17The Adventures of FTB's
18The Grateful Thread
19The Vintage Magpie
20Intimidnation: Home of Mr. Beardsley

Ranking made by Wikio

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fierce Wampa 2.0

Just finished this "scary" looking creature as a commissioned piece for wampa admirer. I had originally created him for the Stitch Wars group art show at Bird and Bear. He was a crowd favorite.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Music & Art Festival

I am very excited to announce that I will be participating in the first annual Palm Beach Music & Art Festival presented by Art Nouveau. This event will be taking place Saturday November 6 from 4-11pm at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL. It's a free event with a lineup of local bands and one of my favorites "Leading The Heroes". I will be working really hard this month to bring some new and fun creatures. I hope to see you all there.

For more info or to RSVP to the event visit the events facebook page.


Star Wars Stickers

The New "Star Wars" sticker set is done and for sale in my etsy store. This new set has 8 different stickers and adds slave Princess Leia to the collection.


Set includes (from top left to bottom right) Ewok, Han Solo and Chewaca, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Wampa, Bloody Wampa, Carbonite Han Solo and Chewaca.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Attack of the Cute!!!

Attack of the super cute robot!!!! No one will escape!!!
This is my cutest creation yet. I am hoping he gets accepted for the Robot 1.0 show at Blink Gallery..... Yes! "Attack of the Cute" will be representing at Blink's upcoming group show. This show will officially be my first participation in an art show in Buffalo, NY.


Denn Rodriguez Plush Robot
Denn Rodriguez Plush Robot

Friday, September 24, 2010

Star Wars Stickers 2.0

If you have been reading this blog a while you know I haven talking about making a new set of my original Stitch Wars stickers. I have done multiple reprints and a new series has been long overdue. Here is a sneak peek of what I am working on. There is also a new character. They will be for sale next week at my etsy shop. Is a very limited print, so if you want your set either pre order by sending my an email (dennrodriguez (at) gmail.com) or go to the shop fast!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Zombie Bear 2.0



Is Halloween! The season to be bloody! This guy may be doing an appearance at Guerilla Gallery's Halloween show. If you are in the Buffalo are you should come check it out. I'll be posting more info on that show soon.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Octokitty Twins

Two cute kind of soft "leather" octokitties. They'll be available for sale soon, still thinking if they'll go on Etsy or the Guerilla Gallery here in Buffalo, or somewhere else.... decisions, desicisions, decisions.

If you are interested though leave a message or send me an email.

Octokitty Denn Rodriguez
Octokitty Denn Rodriguez

Friday, September 3, 2010

Zombie Monkey

Just in time for Halloween, Zombie Monkey! I'll be turning a version of this character into a plush for an upcoming show at Guerilla Gallery (1109 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY) in October. More details and pictures to come.

As a side note, I want to dedicate this illustration to my real good, super talented, friend Dan Taub. Thanks for the fun days and crazy inspiration. You are a master at Illustrator!

Denn Rodriguez Zombie Monkey
Denn Rodriguez Zombie MonkeyDenn Rodriguez Zombie Monkey

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Plush You LA @ Munky King

Plush You Los Angeles opened this passed weekend. Three of my pieces were included in this prestigious, invitation-only show. Only 65 crafty plush designers were selected for the first ever installation of Plush You in LA. I am very excited to be a part of this group!

Here are some pictures of the show by Supahcute

If you are interested in buying a piece, here is the show catalog.

Denn Rodriguez Chicharo the Purple Hedgie
Photo taken at Munky King, Plush You LA by Supahcute

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Peligrozo Azul Summer Outing

Today was a beautiful summer day in Buffalo, NY. Since those days don't last long in this city Peligrozo Azul decided to go check out the Botanical gardens.

Here are some pictures at the garden and a nearby basilica.

luchador peligrozo azul
Buffalo Botanical Garden

luchador peligrozo azul
Buffalo Botanical Garden

Friday, August 27, 2010

Now Settled in Buffalo

This is not what I usually post, but I am doing it to keep you up to date on why the lack of postings. This is how it goes. A few weeks ago my girlfriend and I did the long move from Boca Raton, FL to Buffalo, NY. Why? ...Well because it was time for a new adventure... among other reasons.

I can tell you first hand that moving a 2 bedroom apartment, 2 cars and a 50+ pounds dog 2,000 miles away is not an easy task. Hence the lack of posts to my blog. I promise that that will stop very soon. I already have my eye on an upcoming art show and will start working in a new piece for it. I will post some pictures of that as soon I get started. For now I leave you with a few pictures of our travel.

Denn Rodriguez on the wheel

Denn Rodriguez Pic
Denn Rodriguez Pic
Denn Rodriguez Pic

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BN POST IT UP! Italy


Check out some pictures from "Post It Up!" Italy.
The 3 yellow posters to the right are mine.
Pictures

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Exposed Art Nouveau

Denn Rodriguez plush zombie bear
Denn Rodriguez Zombie Bear
Photos by Kristian Andrew for the New Times magazine

Zombie Bear included in the New Times slideshow for Art Nouveau's EXPOSED live art show. He was a birthday commissioned piece that debuted that night. So happy to see that he was welcomed with open arms to a new loving home.

To see the complete slideshow visit New Times.com

Monday, July 26, 2010

"Star Wars"

Star Wars Denn Rodriguez
Some older stuff that needed to be placed here. My interpretation of some Star Wars characters, (from left to right) Chubaka, Han Solo, Wampa and an Ewok luchador (wrestler).

Zombie Bear

I just finished a commissioned piece entitled Zombie Bear. He is the love child of Monster #2 of Resident Evil (the movie) and Teddy Ruxpin, the creepy talking doll from the 80's (yeah we all remember him). Zombie Bear was born with an ingrained love for brains, legwarmers and 1980's horror movies.

As you can see, he has a bone hand, brains coming out of his head, those are worms coming out of his eye and a pocket where he keeps his heart. Click "read more" (under the image) to see more images.

Zombie Bear Denn Rodriguez

Friday, July 2, 2010

Collaborative Art Show

Artist Joshua Surprenant and I (Denn Rodriguez) were involved in a collaborative, live art show this Thursday, July 1, at Respectables, a night club on Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm Beach. This one-night event required two artists to collaborate and create a unique art piece in front of a live audience. Joshua and I decided to create a Dia de los Muertos sugar skull mask, Joshua's forté, and cover it with felt, which I typically use to make my plush creations.

For more pictures, visit this album.
If you are interested in having your own sugar skull mask, contact me or Joshua Surprenant.

Sugar Skull Denn Rodriguez

Sugar Skull Denn Rodriguez

Sugar Skull Denn Rodriguez

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Peligrozo Azul and Friends

Last week Peligrozo Azul went to art Nouveau's art event were he meet some really awesome and talented people. To see all the artists click here.

Amanda Linton
Always cute and very crafty Amanda Linton

Terse Korber
Super curator and artist Teresa Korber