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Offline PrincessKelliee

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Fixing Custom
« on: September 24, 2013, 02:43:14 PM »
Okay, I tried painting and failed. Removed the paint, bought new paint, new brushes and gave it another go. It's not completely horrible, but it ain't pretty upclose. Tried sealing it with a matte sealer, no luck.

Is is possible for me to fix her with makeup sponges? Like sponge over and over and over to get her even? The head is ok, nothing bad but her body...  :blink:

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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 06:03:53 PM »
When i hand paint a pony i'm usually using fairly stiff, short brushes and thin even coats. i think the spotlight this month is on repainting too so that should also be pretty helpful.
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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 07:01:28 PM »
Thanks, I've read the post, but honestly can still not get how a pony can turn out that smooth   :P Maybe I'm expecting too much for my first custom. I painted the eyes earlier btw  :biggrin:  On the picture you can't really see the brush strokes

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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 11:08:03 PM »
In my experience (other than maybe some sanding, but usually for me that goes horribly wrong) there isn't a way to remove brush strokes once they are there if they are heavy. You'll need to strip her and start over. If the brush strokes are light, more painting with thinned paint may help.
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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 11:24:34 PM »
Like kaoskat said, a smooth paint job needs to start with a smooth base. I use makeup sponges to get the smooth base and then touch up with a paintbrush later. Also be sure every coat is completely dry before you go back over it. It is a tedious process, but ends up nice.
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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 01:37:54 PM »
Agreed, But I don't see the brush strokes in the photo either. I think she looks fine!

Makeup sponges---thin coats and let dry--- that's the way to do it without and airbrush. Just keep tapping that sponge on and you'll get there. Yellow is an insanely hard color to get good coverage with.

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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 12:10:57 PM »
Thanks, I've read the post, but honestly can still not get how a pony can turn out that smooth   :P Maybe I'm expecting too much for my first custom. I painted the eyes earlier btw  :biggrin:  On the picture you can't really see the brush strokes

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Look at that eye! Gosh you did such a lovely job on it, eyes are always where my downfall comes into play. I'll see if I have any hair at home....

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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 01:30:17 PM »
Thank you so much!
I was really worried when painting the eyes, but it went fine in one go  :biggrin:

I'm gonna get my paint and brushes out and try to work on the body again so I can paint her some symbols  ^.^

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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 02:55:59 PM »
I will say that yellow and white are notoriously hard to make fbr for.  My first questions would be how much are you thinning your paint out and how many coats are you using?  The second most common pitfall is to paint a new coat before the bottom coat is completely dry.  ^^ Keep practicing, I can speak from experience that as you go you learn more and get better.
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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2013, 03:00:07 PM »
Have you tried a VERY fine sandpaper?  The finer the better, and very gentle movements can help. 

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Re: Fixing Custom
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2013, 08:54:56 PM »
I tried some sandpaper, but that didn't really work out. I should really find a finer grit :)

I've thinned the paint up untill it was barely paint, like water color  :P I think she has like 30 coats, which I've let dry in between... time consuming, but fun!

Here she is now, still needs hair, which I don't have yet

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