Another one down.
Finally, got time to type the details!
Other borderline/spicey pics, please see my flickr.
One free week in April , I set down to whip up some premix makeup paint for some characters and realized an old idea form a few months ago... after mixing the purple, and the blue, and flesh, and a pink, I mixed a semi-dark gray...Plenty of time to scheme a theme while I mixed. Dark grey wasn't enough.
So there I am with a huge grim on my faceI HAD TO DO IT.
Since I've always liked dark elves from way back , I had a Dark Elf Demon in mind (D E D) and didnt quite wanna go grey skin like WOW characters or light grey ghost skin. I was casting a bunch of things (like ears,broaches,earing,etc to support my past characters) that weekend to.I remember when I started this thing, I was putting in old Star Trek episodes on Netflix, once the half black/half white painted faced aliens came on. Recent brush with Shinrabansho,demon chicks, etc and that art style. Concepts I liked since late 80's tough bitch characters.
The success with NEW ears: sealed the deal on the new idea. So I was no longer repairing and preparing for old characters, but making new ones...
Whatsits and nitty gritty:
Obviously went pitch black skin, extreme contrast zone. Lipstick didn't even SHOW in the old pics, it was grey or something.
Hair: styled to be fluffy yet not thin, bangs were last min idea. note, this is not a Milanoo wig.
Ears: cast out of foam ....They can be cut down to almost ANY size. Detachable from wig/cap/head/hair I don't attach to myself anymore, new technology.
Horns: A bi-product of practice runs for Astaroth's horns. Which had a great mold, but I can't find it anymore...so I made 2 more and these are the last from the old stuff. These are semi-flexible foam, NOT painted(color fused), and very comfy.
Armlets: Made from scraps(scraps from the tights made for form fitting under bodysuit *winks*). Little diamonds cut to show black underneath. The lace versions are literally opera gloves, I lopped off the fingers.
Bra: literally I saw it literally laying there in the living room floor the night before and asked my gf if I could snag it(since cup is too small >.> )
Thong: yes, first time for skimpy string underwear and it had to be that . . . . .. . . .It came with the cool garter belts my gf bought, but I planned to use garter for Nekonelle, never brave enough, so it was fished out of that stash. Thank god for the bodysuit and even after that I dunno how/why other ladies can do that.
Enough about undies and what's under them.
Boots: $19, ebay, 4 years ago. Making completely diferent ones.
Fingernails unpainted to have the effect, and put on backwards to have graduating color so that strongest was at the tip.
I had to borrow the tail from my Astaroth since the other one I am remaking isn't done(so close). Can't hurt having a bunch of nice evil tails lounging around.
*NEW War gear: Arch made of superlight foam, coated with resin for wripply black effect. It's not supposed to be a smooth perfect symbol, it's meant to be inconsistant and horror-like SMOOTH surface. The skulls are both different to depict some kinda past, they're from craft store, painted n shaded. The bar is just insulation foam with black stretch. Streamers on ends are Chiffon with same stretch fabric diamonds attached on both sides of each 4 diamonds, ie 8 cuts. Mount/back brace is hand crafted and form fit for my back, the whole thing? 3-4 pounds.
When you think about it, it's all from stuff I kept around long enough ultimately just for this, failures are not always bad.
wearing this? It's had a coincidentally UNLUCKY effect. Everytime, every occurance, people are nasty, bombs fall, etc brings out the worst in people easily for some reason.
Also, Shinrabansho Choco card designs along with my recent reboot into the Magic card game. Art in Magic is very good, to the point where you are so impressed you branch off with completely seperate inspiration.
* I have sketches piled up..
So it's not WOW, black Link, home stuck,other demons, etc, it's just a random idea I had that hit me like a lifetime soldier, never dying never getting older, lost along the way. ..
character is copyrighted, as are photos. Variations are also. I usually don't mind if you want to borrow, ask at flickr/twitter/etc
I'm open to ideas/requests. So far so good, even the smallest Ideas have gone fantastic.