Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quick Progress Update

Here is a crappy picture of the staff I'm making for the aforementioned Blizzard prop contest. I don't expect to win, as there will be many entries that were built more carefully over a longer period of time, but it is pushing me to make things.

I'm trying a lot of techniques I've never done before on this one, so it's really taking forever. It was a quite risky thing to do under a time constraint, but... meh. I couldn't use my usual methods due to the nature of the thing.

Trying something new often requires trial and error, even with careful planning. I hate struggling with a technique, only to realize further in that I could've done something from the beginning to make the process easier. But, at least I can use that knowledge for the next prop. ^_^ I'll be more specific about the trials and errors here when the staff is done.

By the way, you're looking at the top of the staff here. I know it's blurry. And unfinished. But you get the idea.

Also of note is that, for the first time, I designed the staff to come apart into two pieces. There happened to be a good place in the design for this to happen. This will help with moving and storing it. ^_^

The goal is to have the staff ready to paint by the weekend. Once it's in the painting stage (less completely-room-consuming and easier to clean up at the end of the day, at least in theory >_>), I can so some significant work on props for Anime Boston. Sewing will follow shortly. Much to do.

2 comments:

Ashley said...

I've never really had much experience with props but that looks really good so far. I hope you post the completed project soon!

Marian said...

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