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Art Toy Creation

A course by Luaiso Lopez
Graphic designer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/16/2015
, Graphic designer

Learn how to design, build and model a unique and collectible 3D character

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (317)
  • 9837 students
Art Toy Creation

Learn how to design, build and model a unique and collectible 3D character

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (317)
  • 9837 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 20 Lessons (3h 23m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French
  • Unlimited access forever

Halfway between artistic sculpture and toys, Art Toys are collectible figurative characters for exhibitions, events, or private collectors, according to graphic designer and illustrator Luaiso López. The playful and creative aesthetics of Luaiso's works bring together his two passions: animation and video games.

Learn how to make an Art Toy, beginning from the concept creation stage to the final presentation, with the help of Luaiso. By the end you will create a unique three-dimensional figure, adding your own style to it.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Art toys, concept and design
  • U3
    U3. Giving life to your art toy
  • U4
    U4. Show your work
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You'll begin this trip exploring Luaiso's professional career and seeing how he got started in the world of creating Art Toys, before getting to know his artistic influences.

Stimulate your creativity in the second unit by generating a series of ideas from which you can base your Art Toy. Then you'll draw and make the first sketches of your piece, expressing your own style and using references that have caught your attention.

In the next unit, you'll get your hands dirty and start building your toy from the sketch. Learn how to assemble the skeleton, add volume and finish the structure to take the piece to the oven. Then, you'll see how to introduce the colors and last touches.

Finally, the time will come for you to show your work. In the fourth unit, Luaiso will give you some final recommendations so you can transport your piece, and he’ll share the tricks he uses to show his work.

What is this course's project?

You'll create an Art Toy true to your style and your initial idea or concept.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To anyone who wants to learn how to model an Art Toy, either as a hobby or for commercial purposes.

What you need

No previous toy design knowledge necessary, although basic design knowledge and manual skills are required.

As for the materials, you'll need paper, pencil, wire, small pliers, aluminum foil, polymer clay, a conventional oven and spray paint.


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Luaiso Lopez

A course by Luaiso Lopez

Graphic designer

Born in Alicante, Spain, Luaiso López graduated in Graphic Design at the Espai Gráfic School and in Self-Publishing at EASDA; He then became a professional in illustration and began modeling as a self-taught artist, creating his first collection of sculptures in 2014.

His first limited edition of Zombie Mario sold out a few weeks after its launch in Singapore with Pobber Toys. Luaiso participated in several exhibitions and made Art Toys for the TOPIC Museum in Guipúzcoa, in collaboration with the artist Kram making an Art Toy for his exhibition in the room of Montana. He also designed a Zombie Popeye for Medialink on the character's 90th birthday. As a photographer and illustrator, he won the 'Propuestas' Contemporary Art Award in 2011.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Art toys, concept and design

    • Search for ideas
    • Design and sketch
    • Materials and tools
  • U3

    Giving life to your art toy

    • Move the skeleton
    • Move the skeleton II
    • Turn up the volume
    • Baked and sanding
    • To model
    • To model II
    • To model III
    • To model IV
    • Color
    • Color II
    • Color III
    • Finishing touches
  • U4

    Show your work

    • Transportation and shipping
    • How and where to show your work
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Creation of an Art Toy

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Art Toy Creation. A Craft course by Luaiso Lopez Best Seller

Art Toy Creation

A course by Luaiso Lopez
Graphic designer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 01/16/2015
  • 100% Positive reviews (317)
  • 9837 students