Jul 8, 2009

Sci-gee Mighty Mugg

You know Mighty Muggs? Those blank dolls you've most likely passed by hundreds of times in comic shops or cons? You've probably already come to the conclusion that they're made blank so that people can customize them themselves by painting on them. Well, I thought I'd give it a shot. The rest of this blog post will be a step-by-step on how I created my Sci-gee Mighty Mugg.

So first I started off by going to Curry's and buying some acrylic paint and brushes. This is only my second time working with acrylic paint^^ The first was at school, 2 or 3 years ago.

I lightly sketched Sci-gee on right away. I don't like making roughs for my work as I find they are a waste of time and I always like my originals better anyways.

Then I started to paint onto the sketch.

I decided to paint outside since it was nice out.

I didn't intend on going over my sketch with paint but tried on the scars anyways...it didn't look so good...

Theeeen I tried to ink everything with a pen. It looked sooo much better. But it smudged really easily! >.<

Adding some shimmer and shine to the helmet, boots and gloves.

For the arrow in her head, I got a tooth pick, painted it black and then cut it half. I made the edges on a slant so that it would curve and hold onto her helmet. I then glued them on and waited for everything to dry.

Now adding stripes to her dress and cleaning up some smudges.

ANNNNND SHE'S DONE! Hope you enjoyed my step-by-step on how I made a Sci-gee Mighty Mugg!


Kt Shy said...

OMG she looks so awesome!!!!!!!! Great stuff! :D

Karo said...

O_O Whoa. That's pretty awesome. It looks really good. o__o I feel like making one myself now... Yay for step-by-step photos!!! *Cheers loudly* XD

WingedRivers said...

That's so cute!! I'll have to try that with my chars. :D