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Author Topic: Dfotw Does Customs: Update 19.10.17 - Dag Draug!!!  (Read 2031 times)

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Dfotw Does Customs: Update 19.10.17 - Dag Draug!!!
« on: August 03, 2017, 12:17:37 PM »
So, I've finally gathered the courage to graduate from accessory repainting to tackling a whole doll. It's still not a full repaint, because my artistic capabilities approach nil, but I'm extremely happy with how she turned out all the same.

Without further ado, may I introduce... Amarna!




Close-up of her face:


Close-up of the new texture of her bandages:



She was a CAM Mummy I found second-hand. I gave her a new wig (probably a Liv wig in the past, restyled and with the peg cut off), I re-painted her whole body with three different shades of grey, repainted her eyes and lips and shoes, and gave her new clothes and accessories. I did all this with acrylics and paint brushes, against basically all customising advice, but I think it worked out pretty well!

I hope you like her, I have another custom in the works already (a hint: Holt will go from hot to cold!)
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 10:23:29 AM by dfotw »

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: CAM Mummy!
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 12:43:58 PM »
Very nicely done!  She looks fantastic! <3

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: CAM Mummy!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 12:56:36 PM »
She looks so classy! I really like what you do with accessories, so I'm glad you decided to start doing dolly repaints!

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: CAM Mummy!
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 01:50:01 PM »
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OMG, I LOVE her!!! Such nice work! Great job on the wig!

Did you use anything as base or sealer for your acrylics? Any WIP pics?

Super-groovy! I was thinking it'd be cool to do something like that with my reboot Cleo, but I really like the grey tones you've used. AND that Clawdia dress is one of my FAVES!!!!!
"Inescapable change is for puny mortals."     ~Nemesis

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: CAM Mummy!
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 03:56:19 PM »
STUNNING!
You really brought her to un-live!

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: CAM Mummy!
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 01:36:31 AM »
Very cool! You're always creating beautiful things and I'm envious of your patience and skill to bring these characters details to life.

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: CAM Mummy!
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 07:17:20 AM »
Thank you so much, everyone! :blush: I'm very excited my first custom turned out so well, I love my mummy girl.

DogMom, I didn't use any base for my acrylics. I sealed the body with a matte spray sealer, but the face details are unsealed because I don't have access to any of the recommended sealers for soft plastic.
I also didn't think to take WIP pics, sorry! But I think this technique could work just as well with the reboot Cleo and other mummies, you can just use brown/cream colours instead of grey: a darkish brown wash, wiped off everything but the hollows of the bandages, then dry-brushing a light brown and cream over the top. I'd planned to do this with Origins Cleo, then I realised she doesn't come with molded bandages!

Glowa, thank you! I actually favour techniques that don't require much skill because I'm terrible at painting, but I'm glad the results suggest otherwise! :P

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: CAM Mummy!
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 10:38:43 AM »
Wow!! She looks amazing! I kinda really want a cam mummy now! :)

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 01:54:24 PM »
Thank you, KustomKara! I hope you can find one, I'm sure you'd do something amazing with her.

You remember that song that goes, "You're hot then you're cold..."? (you're welcome for the earworm, btw!) Well, I'd like to introduce... Mr Joe Frost!



Thank you, adoring public! Joe was a Swim Class Holt, and he had his hair, eyes, eyebrows and lips repainted, and some snowflakes added.



Yeah, he's ready for his close-up.



These days, Joe is the son of Jack Frost, and he's looking forwards for Abbey to arrive to ask her out on a very cool date! :P

(ok, I'm terrible at MH-esque puns, but I quite liked how this guy ended up...)

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 02:04:00 PM »
O_O Wow! I adore him! <3

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 02:16:37 PM »
Oh wow!! Who doesn't love a cool manster!? I have a soft spot for my icey/blue monsters. Im making an ice ghost custom too! (A litter later in the year) lol

He looks ice-tastic!

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 02:32:17 PM »
Awesome! He looks very cool! (Bad pun intended)

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2017, 07:44:49 PM »
Oh wow he looks amazing!

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 01:11:12 AM »
Awesome job!

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 08:35:18 AM »
Thank you so much, everyone! I'm very happy with my new resident cool guy!
KustomKara, I can't wait to see what you come up with. :D

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2017, 03:10:07 PM »
They are both amazing honestly they are fantastic, I particularly like Joe Frost, great job :)

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2017, 08:31:06 PM »
Thank you very much, AllHallowsEve!

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2017, 05:22:14 AM »
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dfotw, awesome! Did you make his icey denim shirt too? Do tell about his clothes and how you made the snowflakes! Beautiful work!

You said in an earlier post about how your artistic skills were next to nil...well, I beg to differ! Wonderful concept and execution!

And the song that came to my mind....a 60s song: When you're hot you're hot, when you're not you're not..
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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2017, 10:34:21 AM »
Thank you very much, DogMom! Joe is wearing a Ken shirt, Barbie jeans, and Ken shoes, repainted. The snowflakes are actually nail art stickers, covered with a big of ModPodge to get them to stick firmly to the plastic. I couldn't possibly draw or paint something like that, so I stick to pre-made stuff! :D

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Re: Dfotw Does Customs: Update - Joe Frost!
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2017, 08:12:16 PM »
Well I love him! Want!  :biggrin:
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