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50th custom ~ Making of Faerie Dragon

Hi!

I’m the worst at updating this blog. I probably shouldn’t even be allowed to have a blog because I’m so terrible. But here I am anyway! Several months have passed since the last update but not a lot has happened. I’ve yet to write a post about how awesome our new(ish) home is and about our trips to Berlin, but I thought I’d start by writing about the same theme as the last post: My LPS customs! Since last time I posted, I’ve made 50 customs in total so I thought I’d share the creation of my 50th custom with you!

As you might remember from the last post, I started making Heroes of Might and Magic III creatures from Littlest Pet Shop figures. I also started making Pokemon customs and other random ones but I decided my 50th custom would be one that I’m particularly fond of so I chose to make a HoMM3 creature again. After choosing base figures for all the ones I’m going to make (20 in total, 13 done so far), I decided that the Faerie Dragon would be particularly interesting (and probably very cute!). First I thought of making a head swap between a sea horse figure and something else, but soon I realized that it would be easier to just sculpt legs and wings straight onto the sea horse.

The base figure looks like this:

faerie_dragon And my sketch looked like this:

Sketch6103728I then proceeded to remove the paint with nail polish remover and sculpted the additional parts.

faeriedragon_sculpt

It’s starting to look a lot more like a dragon already!

After that I base painted it. Normally I’d use spray for it but since it’s so cold outside it’s not possible at the moment.

faeriedragon_base

Base painted creatures always look a bit creepy…

And here it is completed!

faeriedragon_done

The wings were a bit tricky to paint but I think they turned out great (especially on the left side) :) I first painted the base a lime green, then made the “veins” with a light purple, shaded the upper parts with yellow and lower parts with blue. Finally I added a bit of pink on top.

After 50 customs I can say that I’ve really gotten a lot better at sculpting and painting. Nowadays I try to put a lot of effort into the details, such as the eyes and the pink rosy cheeks (they look so cute!) and I hope it shows! :3

Here is a picture of the other 49 custom I’ve made:

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I’ll try to be better with the posting! <3

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