It was my friend Chung’s birthday recently and I hadn’t actually bought him anything yet! I did think about designing a t-shirt and getting it printed but when I went shopping in London the other day I found these Kidrobot figurines that I wanted when I saw them in Brighton so I bought a few :D This one was a D.I.Y Qee model in the shape of a pig though which I turned into Pchan for his birthday; since his nickname is PChan I thought it would be cool!
I used sponges, Acrylic paints, a mini artist’s paint palette and the pig shaped Mini Qee.
First I drew the necessary details needed on the Qee to use as a guideline for when I start painting it.
I poured a bit of black paint out into my palate and used a small piece of sponge to start dabbing on the model. I covered the arms first, and then started on the body and lastly the head.
To reach the nooks and crannies I made a make-shift mini-sponge brush using a straw from Mc Donalds and cut a small piece of sponge and stuffed it to the end. Ta-Daaaa! Worked like a charm. It made painting small areas such as the hooves and the hand much easier.
Added white to the eye area which made him look scary…
Now I’ve tidied up the black edges around the nose and one eye. His head is starting to take shape!
The eyes took a long time to draw perfectly because one eye always looked bigger than the other so I had to keep painting on a huge patch of white and then go over the edge in black until I was happy with it; when I was I added the pupils and nostrils.
After a coat of acrylic sealant he’s complete! It’s just missing something…
His signature scarf of course! Made this out of yellow felt and black felt tip.
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed my afternoon giving the plain Qee a makeover. This was my first ever mod which I think turned out rather well! I’ve been doing a lot of DIY for birthday presents, from DIY stitched chocolate to sock monkeys, which I will blog about in the future. I think they’re more interesting and also really unique. My next target it to make my Foomi into Kakashi-Sempai from Naruto! I hope that goes well…