Update on my Custom...
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Update on my Custom...

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Pretty much finished it now. Needs some extra detailing; I may use electrical tape on top of the hair to give it a more interesting texture, and she needs her trademark two little strands dropping down too, and her fairy wings(still wondering how to do this). No idea how to get the sewing detail on the white part of her outfit, though.

Here she is.

Original artwork:



With Batman outside Arkham Asylum:



With Psylocke(scale comparison, shows she would have been too tall to use):



With the Cousins Hulk:



Painting faces(or eyes, anyway) is impossible. I couldn't find a brush small enough and my hand wasn't steady enough. That's why I settled for doing a cartoony face instead. I had to do the freckles with a pencil dipped in paint. I have no idea how other people do it.

The figure loosk very nice from behind; her top has an exposed back.

Thanks to EVERYONE who offered help and advice, I took a lot of it into consideration. This is my first custom, hopefully I'll be able to touch her up in future when I get better.

Posted by Kittie Rose
on Saturday, August 11, 2007
User Comments
Kittie Rose -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Figure is less garring in real life, and the dress is more purple. trying to fix one results in the other
Punstarr -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Yeah. A very young Lindsay Lohan.
Kittie Rose -
Friday, August 17, 2007




Got rid of the fairywings for now, they were being a little awkward and aren't necessary at the moment. Need to find smaller ones. Repainted the costume a nicer shade of purplish blue, though it just looks blue there you can still see how rich it is. Kind of liked the more greyish, more bleak tone before but this is nicer.

Face is a bit of a mess, but still cute from a distance.

Got some sealant but it's too early to do that, unless I mask off the face
Kittie Rose -
Monday, August 13, 2007
Can anyone think of any famous person that looks remotely like that?

I need some better frame of reference for drawing :/ The character was originally kind of based on a singer called Tina Root but she changed even the first time I actually put her to paper.
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Looking good, Kat, you are now an official customizer
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Couple more pics:





Did some eyeliner, some detailing on the white part of her top(very messy though, temporary really) and gave her some fairy wings from an old Princess Whatshername figure.

I'll probably make new fairy wings though, those are a little too big...

Am I the only one that finds that exposed back oddly sexy? I think I got the idea from Suigintou from Rozen Maiden...
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Considering I live in Ireland, no. We don't have anything good like that. There's a funny new craft shop open up I'll take a look in.
Punstarr -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Do they have Micheal's crafts stores in your area?
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Hey, thanks.

I ended up using an inky pen. I'm not sure where to get sealer from though, or what it'd be called. I'd probably have to get it online, Ireland is bad for these things. Where would I be likely to find it?

I'm thinking I might sculpt the beads as a static piece of Kneadatite that's right around the next, so attached like a Torc or something. She doesn't always wear them. or the fairy wings for that matter, but they were still fun to add.
greymonk -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Great job with this, very nice first custom and like GeeJay said very accurate to your original artwork. You can actually make smaller brushes from larger ones, by either taking quite a few of the bristles and pulling them back toward the handle of the brush and taping them in place or just using a very sharp (please be careful!) xacto knife and cuttting the bristles off. It's how I get brushes small enough to do what I want.

For eye shadow you can use chalk pastels - just scrape a bit off with the xacto blade, and make dust, then you can apply it like you would regular eye shadow - probably don't have to tell you how to do this. just please remember to spray a sealer over the chalk pastel "eye shadow" because it will smear and rub off if you do not. You'll be quite pleased with the results though - especially if you have a nice selection of the color spectrum available to you.

again great job and keep us posted on your progress - I am actually quite pleased you remembered to come back to give us an update - I had wondered about you!
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Ended up taking some wings that fell off an old Princess Whatshername figure. Way too big(as are Wasp's) but they'll do for now.

Just need the necklace now... probably have to sculpt a new one.
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Nice idea, but I probably have some old insect toys that have some in my shed. Plus I'd rather not tear apart a Wasp like that unless I have a good use for the body.

Thanks for the tutorial. If I repaint her face anytime soon I'll do it that way.
Kern -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Try a ML Wasp figure for the fairy wings.
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
What's the best way to do the eyeliner, do you think? Inky black fountain pen maybe?
Gee_jays_Customs -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
thats very accurate! nice job!

~Gj
Punstarr -
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Wow, that's a good depiction of that character in the drawing. Not bad for your first custom. All I can say is that your hand will get steadier the more you do this stuff... it'll just kind of come to you. Best of luck on your next custom!
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