View Full Version : New custom 9" pop art hearts and lines - Version 2
12-06-2011, 11:32 AM
Just completed this new 9" custom that is the counterpoint to the one I did a couple weeks ago. That one was a white base with black line work and this one is a black base with white line work and a few touches of color.
See lots more of goofy art (pun intented) at www.hgd.com
Thanks for looking
12-06-2011, 01:54 PM
Nice! Like the line work a lot!
12-06-2011, 03:17 PM
12-06-2011, 03:54 PM
like a White Lace bodysuit for the Mickster :) It makes him look soft-textured and huggable, like Crochet Mickey :) I can only imagine how long it would take to draw/ paint it, much less crochet/ embroider it! :)
Regina in NC
12-06-2011, 11:28 PM
Super cool, I really like your work :thumbsup:
12-07-2011, 11:00 AM
12-07-2011, 11:38 AM
thanks for the compliments everyone. I got asked about my process so here goes:
- First I remove the head and spray the whole figure evenly with matte acrylic varnish. This seals the vinyl and give a nice flat surface for painting and drawing on. I have not had any luck painting or drawing directly on the vinyl blanks. The oil in the vinyl and the oils in the paints and inks cause havoc with each other. For my full color toys I prime the whole toy with flat acrylic primer after sanding and roughing up the whole surface to make sure the paint will stick. I ruined a lot of vinyl toys trying to figure out a process that would work.
- Then I used Sharpie acrylic paint markers which are available at Michaels Crafts Stores. Not the oil ones - the acrylic ones. I wear those cheapo white cloth photography gloves to make sure the toy stays clean while I'm working on it and so that none of the oil from my hands gets on the toy.
- I draw and paint the whole toy freehand so there are on pencil lines to worry about. When I'm all done I hit the figure with a couple more coats of the matte acrylic varnish to seal the paint and protect the toy and pop the head back on. This particular toy took about two days of solid work to complete. I have to take a break every 15 or 20 minutes because my hands cramp up from trying to hold steady and not make any mistakes. Not to mention that my eyeballs start to vibrate and do funny things from staring at the lines. I'm working on a 20" Kidrobot Megamunny in this same style which is taking weeks to complete. Its a tedious process but I love the results.
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