milleniumgypsy: (Pokemon N- grumpy heart)
Tonight I continued the N pony paint! I lightened the whole body paint to a really pale buckskin, and now I'm really happy with him. I did touchups all over the body, painted around the eyes more, and now the main painting is done I think. Now it's detailing! I'm happy. :3

N pony paint continued

One more picture )

Watched Grimm tonight! Did anyone else laugh at Captain Renard saying that he was going to go to Tahiti? I feel like it was a SHIELD reference. xD (They're previous Buffy writers after all, and Whedon is doing SHIELD and obvs Buffy was his). When I heard that I laughed and said to Scottie "Well, Tahiti is a magical place!" ehehehe

Also, Scottie got me a Christmas present! I'd retweeted a link about a preorder for The Pirate Fairy, which I was excited about (Captain Hook is voiced by Hiddles!), and Scottie saw it and then was like "hey cutie... I got a thing" xD It won't be in until April, but it will be miiiiine as soon as it is available and Scottie is so amazing eeeee! :D
Hiddles weeeeeeeeeeee
milleniumgypsy: (Pokemon N- grumpy heart)
Today I continued my pony sculpt! I wanted to do it yesterday, but since I felt so off I felt it was better to leave it be. I actually had started to do something with him, but I seriously felt like I was just going to do something I'd end up regretting.
The one thing I did do was fix one of his feet. Somehow when the body was baking one of his feet actually detached. o_O It was a really clean break and easy to fix, but I wasn't exactly thrilled to find the foot broken!

Today I sculpted on his mane! I think it turned out really well, especially since I hadn't really had a plan as to exactly what I was going to do when I sat down to sculpt. I attached the mane to the head partly by wire anchored in the armature of the head and neck. I actually sort of nailed a thicker piece of wire into the top of his head through the mane armature (which I realise I took no pictures of, oops!). Then I started sculpting!

Once I had that finished, I attached the tail. I had to remove some of the clay from the very top to more easily get it to how it needed to be, but I was really happy with how it turned out! I decided that texturing it wasn't necessary for the look I was going for. If I really need to, I can do something with paint.

Scottie said he was impressed with how successfully I was able to translate what I'd drawn in my sketch to the sculpt. :3
hiddles bless you for saying that

Here he is just before going into the oven!
N pony sculpt continued
Almost finished!

He's out of the oven now, cooling! I haven't had a chance yet to check to make sure that nothing went wrong during baking, but it looks ok so far. Then all that will be left will be painting and accessories!
milleniumgypsy: (Pokemon N- reach to you)
So I didn't start sculpting tonight until a bit later, because I was so tired when I got home! I realize I'm not getting enough sleep, but I think part of my tiredness is due to these cold walks home. They really take it out of me! I certainly want to keep up the excercise, I just wish it wasn't so ridiculously cold. It was warmer tonight at about 10 F, (the rest of the week my walks this week have been below 0), but that was negated by wind. That didn't help. :P

Anyway, here's what I did tonight! I worked a bit more on the body, did a bunch of finishing work, and then decided to start on N's super fluffy tail. I think I like how it's coming. I just hope I don't look at it tomorrow and decide that I was temporarily insane and that it's rubbish and that I need to start over. :P
N pony sculpt continued

In other news, my bag of cats brain has been particularly restless.
Loki cell after scream
milleniumgypsy: (MLP- lying down Fluttershy)
My poor neglected pony! I've just been so inspired to do comics. n_n' But tonight I sculpted the head of the pony onto the body, and did a lot of sculpting of the neck and front of the body. I think it's coming along nicely! Short post is short because dang it's late! Whoops! Time flies when you're watching Loki, I mean Thor~.

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One more picture )
milleniumgypsy: (Pokemon N- grumpy heart)
I finally got back to my sculpting tonight! My poor pony has been so neglected. I did a lot of head shaping, and I started sculpting the face. I'm pretty happy with how it's coming along. Though, you guys, I am so spoiled by working with Premo, working with regular Super Sculpey kind of makes me o_O.
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CLAY Y U NO WORK LIKE I EXPECT?

Of course, I can leech out more plasticiser and it would work better, but I already did that and I was hoping it would be enough. I'm so impatient. XD Of course, the clay is already on so I'm just going to have to deal with it as is. I hadn't realized how different the two were until I worked with one directly after the other. They're from the same company, at first I thought they were more comparable except for colour choices. Not so much. ANYWAY I DIGRESS.

I am also very pleased to have figured out a muse for the project. I don't have any N figures or anything to watch over the process, but I do have Jinafire! She's a green haired dragon girl, which is actually pretty perfect if I do say so myself. xD
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I also glossed my Lala pony's eyes finally! I also glossed ALL THE SCULPTS EYES! I've been meaning to do that for a while. It looks really good!

I finally pulled out the gloss because I put the gloss sealer on my Loki pendent from last night. I hadn't wanted to do it last night because I literally pulled it out of the oven right before going to sleep, and I wanted to wear it today so I didn't have time to seal it before heading out to work. It's sealed now and it looks great! I'm really happy.
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The glitter stayed on the pendent just fine while I wore it today, so that was good. There was a dusting of glitter on the sides that wasn't attached (wasn't meant to be either) and that ended up getting all over me. I was all shimmery though and I felt pretty. lol But I'm glad that it's sealed now. I really like this new sealer! It dries so much faster than my gloss spray.

I also snapped a picture of the ferret cuddling with Scottie while he was sleeping. I was squeeing all over the place because there was just SO MUCH CUTE. xD
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My beautiful hubby~~~ xD
milleniumgypsy: (Pokemon N- sunlight)
My newest sculpt I've finally started! I think that the main colour is going to be white, and I only have a little in that colour. I decided that I would just use plain Super Sculpey and plan on painting over it, so no really interesting clay colour this time. I've discovered that I prefer working with Premo over Super Sculpey though! Good to know. n_n'

Here's the concept sketch, the rolled out balls of clay, the rods for the legs, the body and head armature! Rochelle is visiting. :3
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Can anyone guess who this pony is supposed to be? xD
arrival
[livejournal.com profile] daughterjudy should get this easy hehe. xD Of course, subtley isn't my thing either.

In non sculpting news, Scottie and I went on a little nature walk today. Scottie was being awesome and using his newfound foraging knowledge. I took the ferret with me for a walk, and now he's all tuckered out. He was SO EXCITED. He was having so much fun romping around in the bush. lol
milleniumgypsy: (MLP- fluttershy shadow)
I didn't get as much painting done tonight as I meant to originally. I've been walking home from work to save monies and get more excercise. It takes me something over an hour to get home, which isn't too bad, but today when I got home I flopped down on the bed and immediately fell asleep. Not quite what I meant to do! I know that I needed the sleep, but of course that means that it is now really late and I'm not exactly tired. This is why I don't nap! :P

But I did get some more painting done. I have a lot of the pink streaking in the mane and tail now! I think that I'll be able to get that finished tomorrow, then I need to put a colour wash over the body. Then it will be face painting, hooves, cutie mark, and any other details.

Pony sculpt paint continued

Did some more sketching of my upcoming pony today. I'm excited!

I also have another thing that I want to do, but I'm not entirely certain of how to work it. I'd like to do a jointed pony, but I'm not sure if I should wait on that until after I sculpt the bjd that I have in my original sculpting challenge plan. lol

I also finally rewrote all the writing that I lost when I had deleted my entire book on accident. I've been having major plotbunnies for everything else, and I was always like 'I'll write that again later...' I don't like redoing things and I was afraid that it wouldn't turn out as good as the first time I wrote it. I'd been so inspired when I wrote it originally! But I think that it turned out alright, and it's not like I forgot what I said. Just ugh, rewriting. e_e

I'm getting plotbunnies though for something that I think should happen in book 2 though, which is sort of annoying because I'm not finished writing book 1 yet. It's cool to have this inspiration, and I really like the ideas but it would be more useful to finish the first part of the story first. lol
milleniumgypsy: (MLP- lying down Fluttershy)
So I'm just about dead on my feet, like I was dead on my feet yesterday, but that doesn't stop me from trying to do all the things!

I started to paint the Lala pony tonight. I put a coat of black over the mane and tail since the clays didn't match, though after baking it wasn't actually that different. Then I started to add in the pink striping. I haven't gotten enough done to warrent a picture though.

I also drew out my concept for my next pony! I have to figure out what I want to use for the leg armatures though because this pony is going to be larger than the others, because it's supposed to represent a tall boy. :3

Now time for sleeps.

Iron Man 3

Jul. 17th, 2013 12:38 am
milleniumgypsy: (Pokemon N- grumpy heart)
Sooo probably not going to do any arts tonight. Going to talk about the movie but nothing terribly spoilery.

Iron Man 3 came to the cheap theatre so we went to go see it (if we had the monies, we totally would have done the regular theatre). I LOVED IT. OMG. IT GOT ME RIGHT IN THE FEELS.
Iron Man 3

I didn't realize exactly how perfect it was going to be for me until I went to go see it. I looooved the first two Iron Man movies so I was really excited about the next installment. I am sad to say that as much as I want to see the Avengers I haven't yet. It came out while I was at Pilot last and directly coming back from it I was too spaztastic to go to the theatre.

After watching the movie I was like IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW MORNING I WOULD FIND A REDBOX AND RENT IT RIGHT NOW. All caps is also very appropriate because I was basically exploding with feels during the movie and when we were out of the theatre. It's sort of silly that I haven't seen the Avengers yet, but it basically has a lot to do with my state of mind that I just couldn't sit still long enough to watch a movie most of the time.

Iron Man is my new patron super hero. It was Spidey, and I still love me some Spidey, but this just speaks to me more now. In the beginning of the movie I was like this is how I am about stuff, this is how I feel (right down to his manic creating). And then I was like, if a freaking super hero can deal with these feels I can deal with these feels. (I realize it's fictional, but that doesn't matter.)
Iron Man 3 comfort

Though at the moment, I still feel like this:
Spinning N
milleniumgypsy: (MLP- Princess Luna sparkles)
Tonight I did a little more tweaking on the pony sculpt, added the mane groove and tail hole, then got her all ready to bake. She's currently out of the oven and cooling, everything seems to have gone well! Tomorrow I can start the mane and tail. :3

Baking the pony sculpt

I also continued on with the N pendents! Still not finished yet though. xD This isn't going as quickly as I'd originally planned. lol I was going to put a dusting of blue glitter on the blue ring of the larger pendent. It went on pretty solid though... so I ended up putting a pretty solid layer of glitter over the whole ring. It looks rather pretty, but erm that took a bit to embed all that glitter. Oops! I think it looks prettier in person. n_n'

Continuing N pendants
milleniumgypsy: (MLP- spinning pony)
Tonight I nearly completed my pony sculpt! I still need to put in the mane groove and tail hole, and then of course sculpt said hair. I've decided that I'm going to bake the entire pony first before I sculpt and bake the hair. That seems like the safest way to go. And I do have a plan for it!

I attached the legs, sculpted the shoulders and hindquarters, worked more on the barrel, attached the head and sculpted the neck. I spent a looooot of time on the body today. I am also really, really happy with how she's coming along.

I don't know if you can see, but the face thing I did is hopefully visable in the pictures. Can you see her teeth? :3 That should be a good clue to who she's supposed to be. hehe Well, that and the pink. :D


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A few more pictures! )

I also continued my pendants! I didn't have time to finish them but that's because the armatures took so long. They needed to be pretty beefy so I glued a bunch of cardstock together and that needed time to dry. I'm sure there was probably an easier way to do it, but I was just working with materials I was familiar with. n_n

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I have them attached to the main body of the pendant now, and tomorrow I will cover them in clay and glitter. I decided the MH sized pendent was too small to bother with armatures and will just get clay attached when I do the larger pieces. I'm excited to finish them! I'm just sad that I didn't finish them in time for tomorrow. Ah well, soon enough!
I'm also thinking about making another piece, one smaller that looks like more traditional jewlery.
milleniumgypsy: (Pokemon N- grumpy heart)
I got really inspired to do another project! I know, I'm not done with the pony yet, but this one will be quick and I did do some brainstorming today on how I want to do the mane and tail. Now I know what I'm going to do, which is good!

But I digress. I started a new jewelry project tonight. xD I should be able to finish it up tomorrow. I started kind of late but I might have even been able to finish it tonight, except that I had to wait for glue to dry in part of the armature and then when I sat down I realized how sleepy I was.

I took a couple of pictures of Ghoulia with the stuff so far. Fine glitter was added after these pictures were taken, and it looks really nice! (The necklace isn't strickly supposed to have glitter, but I think it's a nice touch and probably will allow me to wear them without people being completely confused by my fashion choices. Erm, maybe. lulz)

Beginning jewelry project
Ghoulia gets to be the muse for this project, I thought she was most appropriate. :3

I rather liked how the pictures turned out. :3
Beginning pendents
Here she is holding her future pendent.

I have one larger one, a smaller one (I'd actually meant it for it to be a bit smaller, but I'm ok with the size I ended up with), and one MH sized.

Tomorrow I'll have to make the rings, get bits in for them to hang on, then bake them. I'm sort of ridiculously excited about it. lol

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