3 Halloween Soft Kritures

Hi again!
I've made 3 exclusive soft Kritures for this Halloween. Tomorrow I will put the third one on the etsy store Yay!

Website's almost up!


Hello there!

Portuguese only! :)
Vou dar dois workshops na casa da esquina, um de ilustração com IllustratorCS4 e Photoshop CS4, e outro com ToonBoom Studio 5

A informação detalhada com o programa dos workshops, exemplos e preço está disponível no site da Casa da Esquina, que podem aceder aqui e aqui.
Estes workshops podem não ocorrer se o número mínimo de participantes não for atingido.

Se participarem posso garantir que vão com uns truques novos na manga para os vossos projectos :D

Self Portrait

Hello! I wanted to have some time to start illustrating again because I miss it. I wanted to make something that I thought that was challenging, so I did this. Why my freaking face? Well its not easy at all to be self aware of your face and painting a face is not easy too. Besides I tend to mess up the grey shades, and then need to correct them, then I get bored.

In other news, I've been making polls and questions for you to vote and help me to make a Soft Kriture based on your voting. So jump to facebook and vote there :)

Giveaway Contest

We have finally went over 700 likes on facebook, so as I told you, I'm going to throw a contest and the winner will receive a pack of stickers signed by me. You can see how they will come to you in here

Remember you need to like kriture on facebook first. Click here =)

1- The contest will be officially  open when I change the status on kriture facebook page to "Contest open! - If a living Kriture pet lived with you, what habits would distinguish him from an usual domestic pet " with a link directing to this page to show the rules to the ones that didn't read them yet. 

2- To enter the contest you need to leave a creative response in the facebook topic and instead of a sentence you can also make an illustration if you prefer :)

3- It will be open in 3 hours or so, and the contest will be closed on 17-April-2011 around 13p.m Lisbon Time. Any entry after this time will not be valid. All people around the world can participate, as long as you are a fan of Kriture in the facebook page.

4 - A little tip: Read the about area in this blog so you can inspire yourself with the concept of a Kriture and make people laugh.

5 - When the contest ends, I will tell you who the winner is, contact him, and hope the winner sends me an email to saveus@kriture.com with an address and a name.

Good luck!

Testing and upgrades 2


I know this hasn't been updated that often, but I've been making quick posts on facebook, so people know what's going on.
I've been fixing the silicone molds because of bad vent engineering. I was learning while testing, so I had made some mistakes.
But I'm very happy, instead of frustrated every time I got a bad cast, because I've checked in some very important points of production.
Because I know the shipping is very expensive, I've been trying to make them even lighter, each one had at least 100gr, wich is a lot for a toy. And It also had a porcelain look that I didn't like that much, and the colors were very pastel for my taste. Kriture is a reflect of my passion for surrealism, but I don't want them to look so dreamy I wanted them more vibrant, like the polymer clay colors.

The resin was too hard to cut to fix imperfections, and I had contact with toxic materials at least 30m for every cast It was dangerous and the smell was in the whole house. There is a person with cancer living with me and a close friend with my age passed out recently due to an heart attack. This made me really think about what I was doing, and trying to find a new way to do it.

I've find an answer to all this points, and the result will be posted soon, since I need to make a whole new photoshoot of the figures to launch them on the website that will be opening soon too.

The weight of each figure has reduced at least 20%, the colors will be more vibrant. I actually can fix imperfections, and now I only spend about 5 minutes in contact with toxic materials per cast.
I've also noticed this new resin must have some "elastic" proprieties because when the figure fall, it does not break, it jumps!

I've already painted some of them and I've been very proud when I look at them ^^
So for now, I will be fixing all the bad moulds and think about a way of making a good packaging for them. At the same time I've been working in the website, so I'm trying my best to make a good use of my "spare" time wich I dont have, but I make it happen somehow. For now please follow Kriture on facebook, since It is way to faster for me to communicate news right now :)
Kriture on Facebook

"Loop" Artwork

New artwork! :)
This represents Kriture's world in a stylized way. You can read Hello World, things are fueled by a weird mechanism that keeps this world running. You can find a sky that has always ideas coming down, setting down, fauna, flora, bubbles coming out of the second layer of Kriture's world, that result from the heat of a weird liquid called imagination. You can see that this liquid is flamed by a baby bottle which switch is currently set to ON.

This happens because Kriture's concept is all around ideas coming from a girl, and are stored in a box, where life are created out of those ideas. The day this girl grows up, there will be no one fueling this world, and the baby bottle will be set to OFF.

This is a giclee A3 gloss print, get it from:

Second Wave of Soft Kritures

Second Wave of Soft Kritures will be launched two days ago! I've made a video so you can see better what is a Soft Kriture :)

I will be listing a new one everyday on etsy for 14 days around 6 p.m US time.
Why 14 days? Because of February 14th, Valentine's day. Its a good gift for your valentine. Get one before they get away!

The soft kritures will featuring:
- Cusom packaging
- Glow in the dark eyes
- A tag
- A hanger
- Some of them have piercings!
- Free fridge Magnet

Each one is one of a kind to preserve their singularity.

©2009 Kriture | by Márcia Gaudêncio