Up until this week I have always hand-painted and drawn all of the details on my customs. But a generous donor sent me some waterslide decal paper to play around with. I have spent a few days getting used to the process, and it has given me all sorts of new ideas for customs. Hit the jump to see a few of my first tests.
Author: Luke Porter
A few weeks ago, I showed pics of my Danger and Ord customs. I wanted to have all of the major players in Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men run. One character that is missing is Hisako Ichiki (Armor). I have been trying to wrap my brain around the problem of her armor, and I can’t seem to find a good solution. Click the title to read some of my thoughts on this matter.
If you start getting good at making customs, and you make popular characters, its going to happen eventually: You will be asked if you do commissions. How do you respond? What process do you follow? How much do you charge? I wanted to share a few things I have learned from doing commission work for eight years.
Whenever I start on a new custom, the first thing I do is find a few good pieces of source art online. I arrange them together on a single page and print them out in color. I keep these sheets onhand while I am working on the custom. These are the sites I use to find source art and costume references.
This entry in the Tools of the Trade series will discuss sculpting tools like sandpaper, rotary tools, and belt sanders. Click the title to read more.