Tuesday, September 4, 2007

too much

not that anyone would know this, but this blog got its name from a song by the Oohlas. very addicting song, it parades through my head at least twice a day.

annnyhow, i've decided to rip the shampoo backhair super sculpey off of the pk06 hair piece and smush it onto the new pk18's back hairpiece. well, when i get it in the mail. pk06's 'flip' at the bottom of the hair is giving me grief (as it's smashing into her ruffly sleeves). pk18's hair, in my personal opinion, is a customizer's dream. the bangs are super-flat so i can sculpt on top of them but retain my laziness by not needing to make hair pegs. the back hair is perfect as well, since it's smooth and doesn't have any lines i have to fill in. ooooh, i will be making molds of these... or just buying loads of pk18! (other than that, i'm less than thrilled with these new girls but oh well).

so, this will put production back a few weeks until i receive the new girl in question. so, in the meantime i suppose i will work on nico robin. or start a new project comepletely (that i will also never finish)! yay for procrastination! ever since i first picked up this manga i thought the two main girls would make the best pinkys ever. cute hair, adorable outfits. the manga in question is Sugar Sugar Rune. Chocolat has difficult hair because it's long and always flowing and flying everywhere, and she's got no bangs. Vanilla's hair is difficult because it's very floofy, short, and curly. my first play attempt:
sorry the picture sucks. needless to say, this was a failed attempt so i smushed it. it makes me all the more envious of sculptors like Bubba. i wish i could absorb some of that talent. though i always hope that if i get lessons or something my sculpture would improve. on Chocolat i will have to use wire to keep the hair in place, and possibly some new techniques.

wish me luck!

i will have to stop working on pinkys soon so i can lament my lame photoshop talents and color some art for MangaNext. *sigh*

Monday, September 3, 2007

Adventures with new toys

Went to the art store this weekend, and guess what was on sale? Bake & Bend Sculpey. i've been dying to try it, it's a sculpey that is like rubber after baking. my idea was that it would make the ideal material to make parts to go on pinky's heads that need a little give (hair bands, headphones, etc).
i got all excited, cast a mold of pinky headphones with oyumaru, then stuffed some bake&bend in there. yea, didn't work so well, as bake&bend is a very smushy consistency. so i figured it would cure if i put it in hot/boiling water. nah, that didn't work. it either didn't cure all the way, or cured too much, as it got rather crumbly. i'll have to try again... how i do love new materials/toys!

in other news, i sprayed a new hairpiece i made with mr. surfacer. i felt like using the hairpiece in a photoshoot, so that's what i did to touch it up and man, i need to sand more. i based the hair piece off of a doodle i did at work. my friend says that her head looks HUUUGE with these hair pieces but i still think she's cute as a button! i still need to drill holes and put dowels in so that the pieces can 'lock' together. but, that might not be for a while because i'm lazy and want to finish shampoo. hairpieces are so easy to make, and they don't take that long so i always end up procrastinating and making bunches of them. one thing about this one that i'm pretty pleased with is that the front hairpiece overlaps the back piece. it looks nice, but doesn't make it very practical with other hairpieces. oh well! Still getting used to posting pictures here. the post-it looks odd, but hopefully the others will come through ok.
hopefully, i will be working on shampoo tomorrow, but i do need to get a bunch of art together for the convention coming up...
also! i did a bad coloring job, but it's art and it's pinky, so here: (clickey her for the proper size)
and also because i can't resist:
while i was picking up materials at the art store they were selling mini-easels and canvas. how can you not adore this? (again, clickey for larger image)