Friday, August 12, 2011

Arnoldo Romero - "Latin L. Bean"

 Updated 8/17/11 with photos of the actual Bean:

Latin L. Bean's body is made from the wrap on a take-out coffee cup. Does that make him a Coffee Bean?

Side-view. Fairly stable fellow.

Greetings, Sandra,
I mailed my Lilah Bean to you at 3:07 this afternoon, and was told it should be there by Saturday. However, I am in such a remote area, you never know.  Therefore, I sent you a picture, in case you want it for posting purposes on Thursday.  I designed an Artist Trading Card/Easel format in a limited edition of 2.  I named it "Latin L. Bean" - you got twin #1!  I'd like to post the picture on my blog, along with a link to the contest in your website, but I'll wait until you post him first.  I believe I enclosed all the information that you requested on the back and bottom, as well as a SASE.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Thank you,

Arnoldo is a professional artist and you can visit his blog: Arnoldo L. Romero Art & Design

It looks like different types of paper layered with some wire for the arms. Nice "Shattuck" in the hair! is that a print in the background?

I will post some more pics when I receive the real LLBean!


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Greetings! I'm glad you liked the "Shattuck" in the hair. Not only is he a Lilah Bean, but he's Latin, so he's extremely picky about the hair! There's a tiny part of an "Aura" that forms his heart and "Btl Joos" trim his shoes. All of the latter have dimensional Glossy Accents over them. I mimicked "Printemps" using wire for the hands. (You can move the arms up and down.) It's hard to see, but the body was cut out of a coffee cozy which is embossed in a tessellation that gives the impression of a tangle pattern. As to the background, I used Scratch-Foam to make a stamp. I printed it on mustard colored card stock and then colored it with colored pencils. L.L. Beans is attached to the background with foam pads to give him some dimension. Since I turned the ATC into an easel, it is free standing. He is very disciplined, so I know he'll be a great addition to your "Army of Minions." In addition, he is fluent in English and Spanish, so he'll be extremely valuable during missions into Latin American and Spain - LOL!

Gab said...

oh wow, how cool to have such a limited edition ACT!!! Latin Bean is very nice looking. I really love his hair/hat and his heart too!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Thank you! It was a lot of fun making it for Sandy's collection. Blessings!

Jen said...

Wonderful! Really like this.

Arnoldo Romero said...

Thank you!