Monday, October 12, 2009

"AAYLA'S GOT BLING" MUNNY by Denise Vasquez




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©2009 by Denise Vasquez
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I'm the type of person who likes to give credit where credit is due...


My new addiction with creating 3D art began when Bonnie Burton at LucasFilm invited me to participate in the Mighty Muggs "Empire Muggs Back" Project to benefit the MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION...


I was given a blank Mighty Mugg and asked to create somehting in the Star Wars Universe...


I had a BLAST creating the Steve Sansweet Mighty Mugg (see my archives to read about the Making of)...


This was my first time creating 3D art...


Certainly not the last...


I guess you can say, I'm addicted...in a GREAT way of course!


Thank you Bonnie!!!!


As soon as I was finished with that project, I went on a mission, looking for blank custom toys....


When I finally got my hands on a MUNNY, I knew this would be my new addiction!


I LOVE the MUNNY's MOLD...totally suits my artistic style...


What I also love about the MUNNY is that they come in a variety of colors, they come with a surprise accessory in every box, and you can create right onto it without having to prime it...


For some time now, I've been doing art commissions on clothing, canvas, glass, mirrors, windows, sketch cards, bristol...


Lately I've been having fun doing 3D commissions on custom vinyl...


Here's my latest creation...


"AAYLA'S GOT BLING"
Created By Denise Vasquez ©2009

When I began creating "AAYLA'S GOT BLING", I was quite excited about being able to get the MUNNY in this beautiful baby blue color!

This color was the perfect match for what I had in mind for AAYLA'S skin color, so that saved me from having to paint the entire MUNNY blue. Before I began painting, I lightly washed my MUNNY with soap & water to remove any oils or chemicals on the figure. Once It was dry, I began to sketch with a pencil, right onto the front figure...

Once I had a sketch on the front that satisfied me, I sketched the back

Once my preliminary sketches we finished, I began painting my MUNNY. I used a combination of paints that I've acquired over the years: Liquitex Concentrated & Golden Fluid Acrylics seem to flow the best for me

I applied a few coats on the front, and once that was completely dry, I painted the back

I tried something really FUN with this project & it worked! I used Glow In The Dark Paint where you see white paint (her eyes & on her head)...
My "AAYLA'S GOT BLING" GLOWS IN THE DARK!

Once I was certain that all of the paint was completely dry, I began gluing beads, one by one!

I'm sure there might be an easier technique on how to apply beads. The way that worked for me on placing the beads precisely where & how I wanted to align them was by using a Tweezer! I felt a tweezer gave me the best control.

I applied the beads to the front of the MUNNY first.

Once the front was completely dry...

I worked my way around the MUNNY

Once the MUNNY was completely dry, I signed my name on her foot & presto....

"AAYLA'S GOT BLING"

If you're interested in a commission like this, feel free to contact me for more details
socialbutterfly.denise@gmail.com

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