This week has been a really productive one! I managed to finish all my commissions and started planning my webpage too! A little info on how commissions will work in the future:
*** Commission info ***
My webpage will have an online form that you will fill with all the information I’ll need for the custom, e.g. do you want a certain figure to be used (that I have in stock) or do you want to send me the figure for the custom.
Please note that I will no longer be taking commission requests through Instagram, Facebook, eBay or deviantart. I will refer people from Etsy to my webpage to fill in the form but communication can happen through Etsy after I receive all the information I need.
The form will automatically be sent to my e-mail and all the communication will happen through e-mails (or Etsy, if you prefer using it).
I will be able to give you an estimated date for when your custom will be done. I will no longer prioritize commissions over regular customs, I will instead have commission slots in between my other customs.
I will announce more information about my webpage through all my channels once it’s up and running. Once the webpage is finished, it will become the primary source of information for anyone who’s interested in knowing more about my customs :)
That’s all I have to say for now! More info will be up once I figure things out :)
Onto my customs I’ve managed to create this week:
Custom #252 Suicune. This was one of four Pokemon customs that was commissioned from me by a very lovely person on Etsy! I had a ton of fun creating Suicune’s hair and decided to take on the challenge of doing some gravity-defying sculpting!
I started out by poking three holes in her head and sticking steel wire into them. After that I created the basic shape for the direction of her hair with Kneadatite. I quickly noticed just how heavy Kneadatite is, so I had to remove a lot of the mass and sculpt the hair as thin as possible.
After letting the putty dry overnight, I blocked out the rest of the hair with aluminum foil and covered it with a thin layer of Kneadatite. Surprisingly the hair and figure was still in balance! :D I had never tried this technique before so it was definitely a good experience!
So, here she is! :) I think she turned out quite magical! She’s made from a LPS cat rather than dog since there aren’t any “pretty” dogs that would have been suitable as a base for her. Not sure if the cat has a particular name, but its body is similar to a Bon Bon kitty and the head has the same look as a Shorthair cat.
The person who commissioned me also loved her so I’m very happy with the result ^_^
Custom #253, Houndoom (the second one I’ve made). Not much to say about him! He has “angry” eyes rather than normal ones and I think he turned out very cute! He’s made from a Greyhound LPS figure.
Custom #254, Clefairy. She’s made from a G3 Grasshopper head :D Also part of the four Pokemon customs commission.
Custom #255, Mega Audino. Last one of this set! She’s made from a G3 bunny figure :)
I love how her eyes turned out! ^_^
Here they are all together:
More commissions: Custom #256, a Flower Spaniel. The person who commissioned me sent me the figure, normally I don’t customize rare LPS for commissions :) I think she turned out very pretty and almost identical to the sketch the person sent me!
Custom #257, Lil Bub (also a commission)! I though this base figure would be perfect for Bub, especially since the sticker eyes on the figure (rather than the normal eyes) gave me the opportunity to play with the shape of the eyes and paint them in my own style. I think she turned out super cute!
Custom #258 (see, told you I’ve been productive! ^_^), Zigzagoon. Made from a LPS Persian cat. He looks a bit melancholic but I think he’s really sweet xD He might be for sale, not sure yet!
Custom #259, “Shooting Star”. My OC Superhero character that I made for our custom collaboration :) He’s just an ordinary raccoon who wears a feathered mask and cape and runs around telling people that anyone can be a superhero by helping others in need ^_^ Not a very original thought, but I think he’s adorable!
Custom #260, Yuki (another OC of the same species as my Owl-dragon Honey). He will be for sale after my Christmas holiday is over :) His head is a G2 Corgi and his body is a G2 Dalmatian. They look so cute together! Yuki’s wings are also a lot more detailed and look a lot prettier than Honey’s!
Custom #261, Bowser Jr., made from a G2 turtle. He turned out exactly as I wanted him to, I especially like the scarf! :) He will be up for sale either later today or after my Christmas holiday.
Custom #262, Seel. Very simple, but also quite kawaii! He’ll also be for sale at some point.
And last but not least, #263 is a kitten inspired by Hasbro’s exclusive Comic Con Superhero cat LPS. She was a real pain to paint but she really matches the colors I wanted for her! :) She will be up for auction in my eBay shop (www.ebay.com/usr/piaslittlecustoms) later today!
Other fun stuff this week: My trade package from Cece arrived! Even though I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t start collecting LPS, I just can’t help myself when it comes to the little LPS babies…..
They’re just too cute. I probably won’t customize any of them, but I might customize normal LPS to look like them instead! We’ll see!
Some WIP photos of upcoming customs:
Completely random and accidental headswap! I’m making her into a Lemur for my mom as a Christmas present (hope she’s not reading this, it’s going to be a surprise for her!)<3
No idea yet what I’ll make of this (and when I’ll make it) but it will definitely be super cute! I love this combination of cat head + Pepper Clark body :)
And lastly, a comparison photo i wanted to post so you know I’m still learning and getting better as I make more customs! Here is my Royal Griffin (from HoMM3) custom that I made a year ago:
And here is my custom #270 (OC Griffin) that’s still waiting to be painted:
I remember sculpting my Royal Griffin’s wings and feeling so stressed about them because they didn’t want to cooperate at all when I was trying to sculpt them! They turned out pretty odd-looking (though still fairly alright). With the new Griffin, sculpting the wings was a piece of cake (even though I sculpted everything at once without letting them dry in between before adding the detailed feathers!), plus they look so much better! :) I feel great when I see that I’ve progressed with my painting and sculpting!
Anyways, wishing you all a very peaceful and relaxing Christmas! I might not blog next week (we’ll see!) so just in case I don’t, I also wish you all a lovely New Year with lots of celebration and fireworks :) My new year’s resolution will definitely be that I promise to start making tutorial videos. I’ve been talking about that for the past half a year but haven’t had the time to make them! Now is the time!
Until next time!