Christmas present number three!!! This figure is called "Alice and Sokrates Lil' Chief" because I painted the kitty to look like my grandpa's little buddy. I also tried a new skin method for her that I think turned out rather well, you will definitely be seeing more of it on future projects! Enjoy and click for larger pictures!
First post of Christmas presents! This cute little girl is called Suiseiseki from an anime called Rozen Maiden. I painted her for my grandma in her favorite colors: pink and lime green . I also made the base with some railroad miniature stuff to give her a flower garden since my grandma loves flowers. Enjoy and click for larger pictures!
Yeah, yeah, I know I'm terrible. But this pesky thing called "life" has been getting in the way of my figure building dang it ... There will be lots of new figure pics coming though, as I am in a sort of Christmas rush right now trying to finish some up as gifts (though there won't be much if anything in the way of WIPs though; if you see something and you want to know about it however, I'd be more than happy to explain it).
So brace yourselves; tons of figure posts are coming! Anyways, Blue is almost done though! So onto some pics ! I've been painting him when I get sick of prepping and puttying the
other figures, which if you read my blog sort of regularly, you know that's something I hate to do . I decided to do his belly a light purple and shade
with some darker purple. Wasn't sure about it at first, but I think
it's coming together. Very oceanic looking really.
He needed some darker purple shading in some deeper places, so I added some and painted his ridge/sail turquoise.
Then to make it more interesting, I shaded at the base with navy, added some light
purple, then tipped it in a bit of lime green. Next I painted the
spines and bigger scales.
He's starting to look a bit like a peacock to be honest , but I'm such a sucker for bright, pretty colors that I could care less . I shaded the scales with pastels and highlighted with some Pearl-Ex powders after this pic was taken. Next up, his feet. I painted a gradient of purple on his feet, and painted his talons a charcoal gray (pic is pre-shading/highlighting).
The claws will be sealed semi-gloss when I'm done. I started on the
wings too, painting them the same as his belly (pic is pre-shading).
All that's left is his head and tail now, which I'm trying to figure out
how I want to do exactly . I will be spraying some Future in a few
places to make them glossy like he just came out of the water and such,
but the next post about Blue will be when he is DONE! Until then, I have more Christmas presents to paint
and post later. I promise it won't be three months until my next post though, maybe Santa will bring me a new laptop to guarantee it ! Hmm, think I shall write him a letter to ask... "Dear Santa, Let me explain...."