|Could you give me some tips on plushie making?|
gosh, idk anon lol I don’t know what sort of plush you’re looking to make or what your skill level is? I can throw out the basic generic advice of practice a lot, don’t be afraid to throw something away if it doesn’t work and remaking it if you mess up is A-OK. start simple and work your way up if you aren’t used to sewing or plushing. Draw your design before you blindly make it (I dunno f you looked at my blog much but if you had you might have seen I always draw a “mock up” face, which is the same basic idea.. but if it’s a first plush design you’re best off drawing the whole thing!)
and patience is the biggest thing.
i’ll have “official” pictures of gamzee sooner or later. he’s almost done (gotta finish his zodiac caste and his shoes [going with the purple long converses for sure]), but then I also have to make the zillyhoo prop for him and i have no idea how long that’s going to take just yet because I haven’t tackled figuring it out at that scale yet.
I need to make grubs sometime ><;
Look at that perfect face! (Oh wow, that’s a spool of Guttermann thread?! didn’t realize your dolls were so tiny!)
oh you’ve got a really good eye! that’s the thread i’m embroidering his capricon with XD
yeah they’re really small, they sit in the palm of your hand..though gamzee’s a good inch and a half taller than all of the others (masada too, they’re the first two lanky/taller ones i’ve made in this armature style X3 ) karkat was the smallest one i’d made. generally they’re about 6 inches tall, but gamzee is 8 inches tall (so I guess that means 2 inches taller, I thought i’d only made him an inch and a half taller… and that’s not including the really long horns. all in all he stands at about 11 inches tall) XD the big dolls I made are 14 inches tall tho
Everyone steals poor Thollux’s hood
oh hey gamsmash, you’re coming along. :U
oh my god his pants were really fun to make
|So I was wondering if you're still going to have that homestuck plush giveaway/raffle? Or if you've changed your mind about doing that|
Oh I haven’t changed my mind, but I got busy and then as soon as I got back from vacation my grandmother got put back in the hospital U_U I am still going to do it, just when I get the time and sanity to do so isn’t as stable. sorry about that, everyone. but I’ll share more progress shots of gamzee between now and then :3
|How durable are the dolls? Like I know you said you wouldn't be rough with anything hand made but what if someone was rough with them like a kid sibling or a nephew|
Well, I wouldn’t be rough with them just because I’m the one who made them and I have psychic visions of all of my hard work crumbling to the ground in a fit of carelessness XD
But for real, let’s put it this way. A while back I was making a Rin from Blue Exorcist. I finished him (and then messed up something stupid on his coat so I put off remaking it). After a while I made mituna and started doing commissions for these guys. Rin was the first, so naturally his head was a bit wonky in my eyes now that I had finished some and gotten used to the scale I was working on. It would be eaiser to just remake the entire doll rather than trying to take him apart to fix some things I dislike about him.
This is also why Mituna and Sollux have different horns. I realized after the fact that I had gotten Mituna’s horns backwards, but simply taking them out of the head is out of the question. It would be easier to just re-make the head entirely.
You have to REALLY be trying, with all of your strength and with blades, to mess these dolls up. They are made to be vey durable, to be posed and reposed (of course, just like with stop mo models, REALLY extensive posing an bending would break the armature… but I doubt anyone’s going to be shooting a stop mo with these guys. Just posing them every now and then will not break them or come anywhere near it, especially with the new armatures I’m using)
This is also why I charge so much (quick reminder that I don’t do homestuck commissions, all of the ones you see are for me and people close to me) because I use very durable materials and I make certain they are very securely made.
But I can’t bring myself to be rough with them even tho I know they can handle it (well, Sollux’s wings are pretty fragile at the base..but his wings also come off if I want to take them off. They’re definitely a display piece)
first shot of finished gamzee head UuU weeeeeeeeeeee. Took me a while to get his eyes to cooperate but I actually got his eyes with cloth eyelids! wooo!
Like Karkat, his expression changes depending on what angle you view him at. I kind of like this Downward Evil Honk face.
if you view him from a lower angle he’s got his illicit chill on.
dear god D: if I wasn’t making zillyhoo/end of act 5 gamzee, I would have done his face differently (white face panel, paint on the dark grey accents most likely), but since this is messed-up-makeup face I did it grey and dry-brushed the white make up on in a smearing manner.
the head doesn’t have the eyes or teeth on yet, but the needle sculpting is in so the eye sockets and mouth line/cheek pulls are all there.
…… THIS IS THE CREEPIEST THING I HAVE EVER HAD ON MY DESK. OH MY GOD.