Illustrate a vinyl toy

Triclops reveal how to use sticker sheets and to transfer your character designs from pencil sketch to custom platform toy.

In this project we show you how to customise a vinyl toy by creating the artwork digitally, and transferring it to the 3D platform - a much safer option than painting straight onto your toys.

We use A4-sized sticker sheets here, which you can print at home, but for an increased cost you could get the artwork printed onto vinyl transfers, water-slide decals or rubdowns.

During the course of working up this test piece, entitled 'ARThur the Zombie', we learned that simplicity is essential. A less complicated design will save time at all stages. We chose a MAD*L as the platform (thanks to Jeremy Mad), because its large, flat surfaces are easier to sticker than a curvy Munny or Qee toy.

Click here to download the support files (3.22MB)

Click here to download the tutorial for free