Popplio builds Snow-Pokemon!! I had a lot of fun doing this and I was really surprised it only took me 3 hours to do! There was even some natural sunlight available this rainy Florida winter. I included a low light picture so you could see some shimmer action.
I used Sinful Colors Cinderella (like a billion coats, I should have learned to put this over a light blue base by now!) and the rest is acrylic paints. I freaking love how the bow turned out, and my snow-Pokemon were pretty easy, the hardest part was their tiny scarves. Popplio’s body is a weird shape and took me a billion tries but WHOO! We did it!
All in all I’m really happy with this design. And because my fiance is amazing, while I was sick he bought me Pokemon Sun early!!! So I’ve been playing pretty much every free chance I get (Private Message me if you’d like to trade!!).
I cant get over her weather modification drone Snowball and how freakin absolutely precious he his. I’m working on a digital painting of him which will probably take a million years but in the mean time I had to do some Snowball nails for Mei.
I used the Snow Plum Skin colors because that is my favorite Mei skin an pink Snowball is extra cute. :3 The polish colors I used are Sinful Color’s Sugar Rush with two coats of Sally Hansen’s Lets Get Digital. I’ve used lets get digital a few times in the past couple months but I cant help it, it’s sooooo pretty and it fit Mei perfectly.
Over all I’m really happy with how Snowball turned out. I think I should have made the background more contrasting probably so I’ll keep that in mind for Tracer. I will eventually end up doing all of the characters but I started with my favorites first. So far I’m LOVING the game and I’ve sunk way too many hours into it. lol
I used Sinful Colors Sugar Rush with Color Show Crystal Disguise (two coats) the rest is acrylic paint. This was my first attempt at doing a completely original artwork. The owl image that I looked at as a reference can be found here.
I used Pure ICE’s Kiss Me Here and everything else was acrylic paint.
I really really love this design. My grandmother lives in Missouri (I live in FL) and she just got a cellphone that I can send her pictures on so I did these for her. She loves birds, I can remember sitting on her floor for hours looking through her bird books. 🙂
(The last picture you see is very blurry because I just wanted to take a progress picture for you and I use my cell phone to take my pictures.)
HOW TO: I started with my grey background and did a lighter grey in acrylic paint and did some easy asterisk snowflakes, and then went over it again with a lighter grey than that one doing more snowflakes, dotting here and there to fill in some space.
I then blocked out my branches and went back over them a few times with dark brown. I mixed a few different reds to get the shades like in the photo I was looking at and then blocked them out as well with the lightest red, going to dark when I did the head and body on the index finger cardinal and just on the body of the middle finger cardinal (that’s the girl).Then where I earlier had blocked out their wings, I painted very small red lines to give them more definition, like in the picture I used for inspiration. Last I added the snow to the branches and dotted the snow everywhere even over the cardinals for a little more depth.
On my right hand I blocked out my branches on just three fingers (honestly I didn’t think it was going to turn out this awesome so I didn’t do much). Then I blocked out my birdhouse first with the brown roof then I did white for the shape of the bottom because I wanted this to be a different red than my birds and my cheap red acrylic paint doesn’t stand out well on it’s own. I then added the red, and made some brown lines across very lightly with watered down brown paint (I tried the white dots like in the inspiration picture and it didn’t look pretty) and put a white center, with grey over most of it so that just a small amount of white was around one side. Lastly I added my snow on the branches and by dotting.