Denard Robinson Action Figure – 2010 Season
September 18, 2010

I had planned to release this during the bye week but couldn’t wait…

When I started this weekly project I decided that I would not create any images that show players or that focus on conventional Michigan imagery. There are already several really nice collections of that variety online and I wanted to try something a little different.

In spite of my best efforts, I managed to get swept up in the excitement about Denard Robinson after last week’s Notre Dame game. As an outlet for my excess fan energy, I started last Sunday on a concept for a new take on the “artwork as hero worship” phenomena.

So, I offer the Denard Robinson action figure “Heisman Candidate Edition” with “New! Rocket Arm Throwing Action” and lifelike, “Laces Untied.”

How it was made

I’m pretty tired from several late nights obsessing over every little detail (Exactly how much tape shows over Denard’s left sock? Is his left or right wristband blue? How many little holes are in his chin strap?) so I don’t have time now for a full behind-the-scenes feature but I can tell those of you who are interested that the action figure is based on a digital photo of a store-bought and modified Tom Brady, that the dreads came from a photo of a Troy Palamalu action figure, that all of the modifications were done in Photoshop and that someday (probably the bye week) I hope to publish a step-by-step blog post that shows the makeover in unnecessarily and obsessively fine detail.

Is there an actual action figure for sale?

No. The action figure does not exist; it was created digitally. I’m offering free downloads of the artwork for your personal use.

Michigan Football Schedule Wallpaper 2010 - Denard Robinson Action Figure