It’s a mouthful! I know!
When the Sailor Moon Funko Pops came in there were several things I needed to do… and they all involved painting customs.
At first, I painted just Sailor Moon’s hair.
She turned out pretty cute, eh? See some process pictures below. I painted her hair white pearl, and added gold enamel to the gold details (her wand, tiara, and earrings).
That got me thinking. Maybe I should try customizing another one? I could sell it at my Artist Alley tables!
It started with disassembling each figure and priming them! At this point I had no intention of painting anything more than blush on her face.
Priming is always my least favourite part of the process. I mean, it’s a start, but it’s just not as cool. There aren’t any details. No colours!
It was at this point that I noticed the HORRIBLE texture in Sailor Moon’s boot from over spray of the sealant, or the paint, potentially while something was drying. The good boot is from a different body, and that’s what it SHOULD look like.
This meant that that body would need to be repainted… I’ll be honest, that won’t be a part of this post. I haven’t finished that figure yet.
Would you like to make a contract? 😄 I decided to paint Sailor Mon’s eyes realistically! It started out a little creepy. I thought I was gonna have to call in Homura to take care of the problem.
This process turned out to be WAY more delicate than I originally thought. I spent HOURS carefully colouring layer upon layer of water colour pencil on sealant, and realized when I moved onto another project that all I needed to do was lightly WET the water colour pencil lmao. Whoops! Learning curves. I still like the effect I managed to achieve, and will keep it in mind for future projects.
Happy accident! I got some glitter from the gold enamel in her sealant when I washed my brush off in the same water. It frustrated me, but everyone seems to like it XD.
I also upped the blush on her cheeks with soft pastel on a paintbrush.
This isn’t a completed picture yet, put I assembled her without glue to see how she looked before I finished her odango and tails. Uh… SUPER cute! I’m SO happy with those eyes!
On to the finished piece! Click the pictures to see them larger!
My only regret is that I haven’t been able to purchase flocking powder. I wanna flock Luna!
Sailor Moon is for sale (She MAY be updated to have a flocked Luna if I can get my hands on the materials). Currently she is $70, comes with her box, and will be shipped from Canada. Click here to purchase her!