Been a busy last couple of weeks; I was in Las Vegas for the GAMA Trade Show representing Steve Jackson Games. I’m on deadline as well; one project is for a game and the other is editing-related. I’ve been a bit… disgruntled? Kerfluffled? Irate? Why? Well, this word begins with “P” and doesn’t rhyme with Poole. In a word — politics. Problem is, I went back and read some of my other “Can I even try to make sense out of these rants?” posts and I felt I was being too negative and pretty weak. The news and subsequent rants got the better of me and my mood to the point where it was counterproductive. So, to remedy this, I took some time off from my deadlines this weekend for sanity purposes and dove back into art. The fastest way to boost my mood is to simply create. Simply… be.
I opted to go with an iteration of Frankenberry instead of a regular Frankenstein because it’s not Halloween. Hah. This was a small kit I had on hand produced by RoseArt. The body and head are hollow; the arms articulate. After New York Toy Fair and my visit to the Funko booth, Frankenberry was stuck in my head.
I used a medium viscosity paint, which is why you can see the brush strokes. Found out that to have more of a glazed/professional look, you’d have to either use spray paint, craft paint, or I’d have to thin and blend the paint I have. The detail was actually painted, though I cheated on one side and used a Sharpy. Definitely doing that again, though I found some Sharpy paint markers that will do a better job.
Since I knew the brush strokes were going to be an issue, I incorporated them into the second figure, which was a cat. I used a dry brush technique after blending and mixing several shades of blue-green and black. The shine you see on the head occurs in low light, too. As part of the glaze, I used a silver paint and then covered it with a medium gloss.
All in all, it was fun to make a mess, and it’s given me that burst of inspiration to simply go forth and doooooo…
- Mood: At peace.
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: About three or four today.
Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Walk
Yesterday’s Projects: What you see here, game.
In My Ears: Kaena: The Prophecy
Game Last Played: Final Fantasy XIII-2
Movie Last Viewed: Kaena: The Prophecy
Book Last Read: [Redacted.]
Latest Artistic Project: STILL been too long. Suckage.
Latest Release: Strange, Dead Love for Vampire: the Requiem