On a personal note, I’m putting together application packages for grad school. Had a weird moment today where I realized I can legitimately put B.S. after my name. 😄
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This is my first time using Krylon Workable Fixative and it’s pretty good. I was able to get some awesome color from my colored pencils and pastels. Two things to keep in mind are 1) apply thin coats and 2) avoid applying too many coats. If you have to wipe something off and the fixative is layered on thickly, there will be a noticeable difference where you wiped stuff off.
I also had a lot of fun with the pastels. Every other time I tried, they just didn’t seem to be working. This time, though, with a base layer of the Krylon fixative, it was just wonderful.
I should remember to take more progress pictures as I go. I didn’t even notice the pale spot in the middle of the bottom lip until I was looking at this picture.
I also started wetting the pastels and “painting” them on, which gave me some great definition that I wasn’t quite getting from the pencils.
Here’s the finished product:
I found some Harumika sets for sale at my local Toys R Us. I’m going to try and adapt one of the sets into an outfit. Hopefully I can whip something up with my awful sewing skills.
The colors aren’t true in this photo, the hair is much more purple than blue. The top part is Vineyard Violet and the bottom is a mix of Vineyard Violet and Red Red Wine from DollyHair.com
I originally intended to use a top layer of Great Grape and Shocking Fuschia, but that matches the brushable Rarity, not the show Rarity. I’m using deviantArt user kefkafloyd‘s color guides as a reference and trying to match the dolls to the cartoon colors, not the brushable colors. Although I guess the color guide for Rarity doesn’t have any purples, so I’m really using a mix of both colors? Either way, it looks like the two-tone hair color is going to look absolutely stunning. I can’t wait!
Finally have a breather, so I picked up my Catrine bait and put on season 3 of My Little Ponies. I just realized that Howleen is already perfect for a Babs Seed doll, all I’d need to do is repaint the face and think of how to add the stripes in her hair.
Look at them. Judging us all. Cats are dicks.
If I must be honest, Derpy/Ditzy Doo is ready for sale. I have just been hesitating the past week because I don’t want to make a costume for her. So…. I have had increased traffic in the past week and a half; enough that I think I can get valid feedback when I ask this:
I want to make the brony community my target audience, and so I would like feedback for any bronies who are interested in buying MH dolls made to look like MLP characters.