Hi fellow artists.
I'd like to close 2011 with the first figure that I created at the beginning of this year. Prior to 2011, I was always intrigued by the art of customizing figures, but was always a little intimidated by the awesome customs that I would see online.
Early 2011 I decided to bite the bullet and give customizing a try. Hence this concept Green Lantern character which I've fittingly called Genesis.
I bought a DC Direct ElseWorlds Superman figure, removed its head, shoulder pads and cape and went to town on repainting the whole figure. The helmet is actually from a World of Warcraft Series 1- Thargas Anvilmar Dwarf Warrior Figure. I "exact-knifed" the beard and horns off the helmet and sanded it down.
This guy was done before I learned the wonders of using water-slide decals, hence the hand painted GL logos on his chest and helmet. I'm seriously thinking of redoing his 2 GL logos on his helmet. I was never really happy with the way they came out.
The 2 translucent green hoses and the ring are from a plastic bracelet. I love the energy effect they produce.
Being that it's my true first custom figure, it holds a special place in my heart.
I know I still have a long way to go, but it's been a fun ride so far.
Thanks to this wonderful site, FigureRealm, and its incredible community of fellow customizers (from beginners to the Jedi Knights of customizing), I know it's going to be a fun 2012 for me.
Completed February 2011.
Thank you so much for your feedback.
Happy New Year, folks.