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Another Day, Another Painted Prop

on October 26, 2011 - 3:41pm

A very quick peek at the last of the large prop makeovers this year. 

After this, I hope to start snapping some official images of every character in its place and tell the story of this year's theme.

We have here a 6 ft hanging ghoul with a blue complexion. His detailing is pretty wonderful for a hanging prop which is what caught my eye. That and his almost gleeful expression which works well in my story (coming soon). But blue isn't what I'm looking for, so it was time to give him a quick paint job.

For the record, this prop could easily be taken out of the box, hung up, and with a good spotlight be ready to go. I just needed him to look a little different. Plus, I wanted those eyes and teeth to pop.

All I did was paint black around the eyes and mouth (image below, left). Then I used dark brown to paint the deep creases and shadows (below, middle). And finally, light grey/beige and white dry brushed highlights (with white for the eyes and teeth).

I still let some of the blue show through, giving my figure a bluish/green undertone.

I haven't had time to make any changes to his outfit, and it might be the one detail I won't have time to address this year, but that's ok. His raggedy robe is fine. 

Look for the official unveiling this week!


PumpkinBrain's picture

These small changes really give more personality. Great job!

Ali's picture

Outstanding! Love how you make it sound easy, which it most definitely isn't.

Ghoul Friday's picture

It's easier than you think. I swear ;)

Scary Mrary's picture

It looks awsome:) Amazing what some paint and creativity can do!!

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