Thursday, August 15, 2013

Finished sculpting Rock Biter

I just finished sculpting Rock Biter. In the past couple months I've been very divided work wise (with Monster Bash, my day job, and just life in general) Recently I made some changes in my life that should help push me into a full time art direction. Also recently I was lucky enough to get to help Daniel Horne (an artist I admire) with a mold he had to take for the upcoming MONSTERPALOOZA show!!!! Its been a very fun summer so far.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Back to work

Now that vacation at Monster bash is over I can focus and finish this guy. I'll have to watch Neverending Story again to get back in the mood.

Monster Bash 2013

Monster Bash was a lot of fun this year. It's always fun to do some make ups with my friend Jesse Melchior from Reelmagik. This year I got to do all the sculpts (except the Frankenstein on the bottom right, one of Jesse's sculpts from 2 years ago. This was Todd's second year in the make up). I always wanted to do a Phantom sculpt ( what made it really cool was getting to apply it to Ron Chaney, Great Grandson of the original Phantom Lon Chaney). Herman and Grandpa Munster were really fun to work on, Tom and Ted really hammed it up. Leonard Hayhurst really had fun with the Hunchback make up (he really sold the schlocky fun of the sculpt).

Mary Bastian and Dale helped with taking off the make ups while me and Jesse churned out the next one. It was also fun to get away for a night and check out Monroeville Mall (setting for Dawn of the Dead), something me and Mary have been wanting to do for years.

The real treat for me was getting to meet Daniel Horne again. I showed him some of my work and he actually purchased the Herman Munster appliance I sculpted for the show. It was a huge honor to have him compliment sculpt!!!! He was very nice and chatted with me and Mary for bit. (He even invited us to come over some time and check out his studio!!!!!!!!)

To be honest I was pretty nervous about this years Bash but it ended up being a blast. Great vacation this year with Mary and friends!!!!!!

I'll be adding more pics from the con once I get copies from everyone that took pictures. Also now that Bash is over I'll be posting pics on a regular basis again.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rock Biter sculpt

Changing my Rock Biter design a bit. Giving him big rock muscles, soon I'll give him strong hands. #artsyfartsy #johntatarellijr #neverendingstory 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Monster Bash

Been working on sculpts for Monster Bash. I'll show pics of the sculpts and make ups after the con. Heres the Herman Munster sculpt I'm still detailing.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Resin Supermini Busts

Poured the first batch of Supermini Busts. Tombs of the Blind Dead, C.H.U.D., and Fulci Zombie. They will be painted and at the store soon.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Smooth-On requested a copy of my Guardian of the Swamp bust to take with them to trade shows to help promote Smooth-On's products and my art. This is is a very big honor!!!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Swamp Thing bust sneak peak

Just finished spraying clear coat on my Swamp Thing bust. (I know he got shelved for awhile, but happy to say he's finished) Once I finish painting the others I made they will be on the store.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

You Big Dummy

My "You Big Dummy" bust is now available at:

Sculpted, molded, cast in resin and painted by me. (John Tatarelli Jr)

Working Weekend

This weekend I actually had off from my job, so I spent the weekend working on busts. I finished 3 Fred Sanford mini busts and I'm almost finished 3 more Puppypillars.

Heres the puppy's almost fully painted, except for the base's.

Heres a my busts on display at home.

Friday, April 19, 2013

More Puppy's to come!!!

Sold the last Puppypillar from the first batch, but I already started painting the next batch!!!!! Keep checking the store:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Puppypillar now available

My Puppypillar is now available at my store:
Once sold out I will be making more.

This is a sculpt I did based on a character from one of my favorite sequels to the House series. He stands 4 1/2 inches tall and 8 inches long. He was requested by Mike D., and has created a little buzz thanks to Freddy in Space blog pimping it on Facebook. (John S. at Freddy in Space has requested a sculpt that I will be getting to work on soon after I'm done prepping for Monster Bash!!! )

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Monster bash 2013

Me and the Reeelmagik crew were asked to do some make ups for this years Monster Bash!!!!! Can't wait to get to work on this years round of creepy classic monsters!!!!!! The pics on the bottom of the page were from the past years and were done by Jesse Melchior.( I got to assist Jesse on his make ups, this year I get to take the lead) (a little role reversal, should be a blast)

Puppypillar from House 2

Working on a sculpt for a Facebook friend. I am very glad Mike asked for this, its a character I always loved as a kid and I always wanted one too.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Swamp Thing prototypes

Pulled two Swamp Things from the mold today. Going to make a run of 4. They'll be on my store soon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Updated Cthulhu pics

These are some updated pics of Cthulhu sculpt. Wish this was a fulltime thing for me, I'd have him finished by now. Keep in mind he is 7 inches tall and I am practicing detail.