lørdag 26. mars 2016

Planet Express Easter Egg (Futurama)

The tradition with the Easter Eggs actually started with me making eggs for my boyfriend, so of course I had to make one exclusevily for him, and this time I wanted to make it look like the Planet Express shio from Futurama. 

Lowe fins in the making. A stencil of cardboard covered with craft foam on each side glued on to the lowe half of the egg with hot glue. 

For the top half I made a slightly larger fin in addition to the front window and side panels which is also made of craft foam. The "gunners seat" on top is made from a water bottle cap and paper clay. 

Now for the landing gear. Feet were blocked out using paper clay. 

And then we have the engine, which is made from paper clay and straws :)

Added a few more googly eyes

And lastly I added a ramp out of cardboard ;)

The entire ship was primed with wood glue and gesso.

Base painting with acrylic paint. 

To get the gradients I wanted I tried out the good old airbrush, still with just watered out acrylic paint as my color. 

Good news everyone. It's done!

Emblem was just printed out and glued on with double sided tape. 

The ramp!

torsdag 24. mars 2016

Studio Ghibli easter eggs - Totoro, Mononoke Hime and No face

As I had a sudden burst of inspiration to make a cosplay of San from Mononoke Hime I decided that this years Easter eggs should be inspired by some of my favorite Studio Ghibli movies.

And I ended up with these three:
  • Princess Mononoke, 
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Spirited away

The Eggs
As always start with a plain egg (or three)

Princess Mononoke 
I wanted to make the iconic mask San wears and started by gluing on foam using only a glued gun

After priming with wood glue I base coated it with gesso. This gives me a uniform surface to paint on to my colors will pop. 

I use mostly acrylic paint for the eggs, and some colors like the red needs several layers to cover completely. 

All the base colors are in place. To get more dimension of the fur I mixed white paint and wood glue. This turned into a little thicker paste that I added in to get more texture. 

Detailing included weathering of all edges and gold highlights on the yellow parts and ears. 

And some photos of this egg ;)

My Neighbor Totoro
I wanted to make Totoro himself and again used foam and hot glue. 

The arms and feet are made with paper clay. 

And I added claws to his hands with a glue gun. 

Please ignore the eyes atm, they will be repainted ;) But the leaf is made from foam. 

After priming with wood glue I base coated it with Gesso. This gives me a uniform surface to paint on to my colors will pop. 

And with the base color it looks scary!


Detailing include adding all the black lines, adding darker shadows to raised areas like the ^ on the stomach. And adding lines for the fur effect ;) 

Pose for me Totoro :D

Über adorable angle ^_^

Spirited away
The mask of No Face was perhaps the easiest to create as it is pretty plain. Foam for the face with slits for eyes and mouth, and more foam for details on top. In this photo I have also added the wood glue and Gesso to get a smoother surface. 

Painting is started, and during this stage it looks horrible, with white splotches all over the place. 

All the base colors are in place, kinda of easy with this one. 

Details mostly include weathering around raised areas. 

Turn around mr. No Face.