Sunday, November 24, 2013

Finishing Up My Little Pony Decorate Your Own Blank Pony

I first started this earlier this year, then the sudden summer heat happened, Mercury Retrograde, and then job issues. New job, and a string of fortunately inconvenient out of control, needlessly unnecessary obstacles constantly popping up 1 after another. Never ending!

I also have some dings, and imperfections because of the insensitivity of my spouse.

SO, once I found a paint in a color I liked as the base coat, I had to paint several coats. My first try went badly, so I started over here. You can see the disaster in my previous blog entry about this process.

I had to be incredibly patient, because of the summer New England humidity, which made the process longer than usual.

As you can tell the head was also removed, and the hair was wrapped up.

Here's her head after several coats of paint, and masking fluid on the eyes.

Once that was totally set, I could move onto adding the metallic paint coats.

Here's just the first or second coat.

After starting to paint metallic coats on the body:

Once the body was fully painted with metallic, and the paint was set, I painted my "Black UniGryphon" logo on it. I also used markers. And glitter paints as well.

Under the logo, you can see that I painted a more reddish purple gradient to make the logo stand out more.

Doing some accents on the feet. I saw a few different pony painters do different things. So, I thought I'd try my own.

Here's the feet:

After several base coats of mat yellow, I can paint it over in metallic gold paint coats.

The head after more metallic paint coats:

Adding metallic gold accents to the head, and adding a bindi. The bindi was a vintage piece of jewelry from the 1980s made with 1/2 of a black pearl, and silver. I do not understand how it broke, but I did wear it every day. It was a necklace pendant.

As for the eyelids, I was trying to experiment with purples, but you couldn't tell, so I went with a turquoise with a hint of green in it.

After I took off the masking fluid from the eyes, I painted in the eyes with mat black paint in several coats, and I also used 3 different black markers.

After all kinds of mixed media, like markers, paints, glitter paints, and mother of pearl, and also glaze, and many other accents, etc. It's time to put her head on... of course, after waiting a loooooooong, time for the layers of paints, inks, and glaze dries.

I based the eye designs on some ponies from the 2000s, which would have stars or hearts on the eyes. So, on a whim, I went with hearts. 

Glazed the body in several layers also, added the heart to one of the forelegs.

I used a vintage professional graphic art marker to do the heart by TRI pantone.

I added some rhinestones to the accents on her breast. That was so much friggin' trouble to do! And, glazing over it took forever to dry!

Stay tuned for the final results.

I will be adding the final photos and final results here on this blog, and also on my DeviantART Gallery.

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