8th June 2011: Brotherhood head stencils So i went over the lines, next is to mark out which ones get cut onto the perspex ( like a jigsaw would be cut) and smoothed over by hand file & smooth sand paper till close to perfectly smooth then paint with oil based paint and detail ect
7th June 2011: Shirt making - Attempt 1 so i come across a thermal tshirt that was white with the correct size ridges i needed. i also had a jacket that i thought had a nice material hood, so i wanted to join them together...... so i cut bits, pinned things messed about..... BUT i did one big error.... i never tried it on... i did it all on my makeshift manequin and when it come to wearing it.. was just wrong so i got angry pulled the hood apart from the t-shirt... end of that
some things i learnt from this were
when sewing strechy material, pull the material (i think) as when i pulled the material after sewing it not streched, obviously the stiches snapped. ( pissed me right off i didnt think about that)
i think i need to make the jacket first, as it didnt look or feel right longer, in the reference pic this jacket is higher than the previous and the shirt is tucket in kind of. ( as aposed to the FFX original shirt where it looks like a belly-top when worn without the waistcoat/jacket thing...
so thats the plan. make jacket THEN use the tshirt and a cotton bed sheet or somethin just because i will continue making draft till i have got the hang of it AND i am happy with the draft and my ability to use final materials.
7th June 2011: brotherhood - V2 Pic See previous journal fo' explaination of change
7th June 2011: Trousers update so i did an all nighter again ( really should stop getting excited abut making stuff that i cant sleep) i unpicked the zip out of my white adidas jacket and sewn it into the black trousers.
i purposely picked a white zip at the bottom, i had black jackets to destroy but i just felt that it looked pretty tidy. i dunno.
iphone is dead, will upload photo for this and also been working on V3 of the stencil and i THINK i have it 99% perfect in width and in the drawing of the individual pieces to cut out pics & journal to follow when phones charged
7th June 2011: Shirt Material So i have spoke with some of the most knowledgeable people i know about material and it looked like it was going to be a pain in the ass to get the material for the t-shirt, with ribbed finish and the right colour.
so i am lookin for my inhaler i that dropped as my bag spilt all over my friends cupboard floor.... searchin through washin and im like..... lined... material?
it was a thermal t-shirt chillin in there cupboard in white i couldn't believe it. so inspiration found me and i will be investing in a couple of thermal long sleeve jumper and a couple of yellow dyes ( probably only buy one in reality, unsure yet. taking note of the not "in your face" yellow. its quite mild )
the plan is to use the material i have from my white adidas jacket to make the hood and the colar ( the one i stole the zip off for the bottom of my leg )
6th June 2011: Brotherhood making - Overall plan + Master Stencil making pic
4th June 2011: Brotherhood making - Overall plan + Master Stencil making ********I AM NOT AN ARTIST SO LOLS AT THE PIC ARE IGNORED, i used paint to help me with V2 of the template and will be corrected and pic taken**********
so i am making another sword out of perspex, this one is going to be SO much better than my first sword. as i have experience in working with perspex now and i am going to take my time. so i the last time i drawnt anything was last september when i was doing my brotherhood original - last night i spent a good 6-8 hours up-scaling. ( needs V2 putting in place)
the sword will be 130cm long (the handle is included in this and is going to be made from 10mm thick clear perspex and will be just over a foot wide from both the futhest point away from each other width wise.
to create the overall shape i will draw around the master stencil i created so it cannot get damaged and the head & eye stencils of the sword will not be damaged. the master stencil will be seperated into which colours( blue lines next to black lines and yellow ect) which will be cut out and made to fit each other, like a jigsaw, giving the sword a 3D look and finally painted with an oil based paint to cover any imperfections and dusted with various shades of blue and white spraypaint to make it visable to cameras yet still keep the transparent look to the sword.
J-Po - 24th November 2010
haha you make me laugh i said pattern but you want thinkgs done nooowwww :P
hacwa - 24th November 2010
i know i do but i dont know which jeans to send to the shredder ='[
FusionRose - 27th November 2010
Can't wait to see this. His Dissidia outfit is awesome x.
Megitymeg - 27th November 2010
cool!!! this is gonna be brilliant!
majinmarron - 4th June 2011
looking forward to see in oct ^^
hacwa - 7th June 2011
its youuuuu :)
look forward to seein yours in oct too :p
Inuyoku - 7th June 2011
Ahhh Stu your like the Expo Tidus now! You always pull him off so well ^^
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