Zombie and a Dog
This month I'm doing two major comissions, the first of which is now complete! It is a complete Soom Han (well, it isn't really clear whether this is Han or Ansronn, but I like Han better :P ...because of Han Solo, of course) for Velvet. The open eyed head with the parts form one full doll and this surprise head was made to be a cutish zombie!
The zombie head was both a challenge and a treat to do. Velvet didn't want a truly gore realistic zombie, but a stylized cute one, so I got to use all sorts of shades to make this undead cutie. There are greens, blues, purples and pinks in there, all blending quite nicely against the grey actually. Can't wait to see this with proper eyes (Velvet mentioned maybe going for one blind eye and I think it'll look wonderful), wig and clothes!
Then the OE head, which along with the coyote parts is going to be a little Teenie Ren (the DRAMAtical Murder character). He'll have a dusty dark blue wig, and as all the paws were blushed in blues, I used blue shading in the face as well. Then as a contrast I went with peachy tones for the cheeks. As a stroke of luck, Ren's human form's character design has oranges in the eyeshadow, so it went well altogether in the end. Velvet also asked me to do the patterns Rhyme Ren has on his cheeks. This was the most complicated 'tattoo' design I have done on a doll, mostly because it was a pain to get them to look symmetrical X( Done in pencil, so in very blown-up close-ups the outlines show grainy, but irl with naked eye it looks very neat.
Then the paws, which were blushed to match the wig. Well, these are lighter, because otherwise you wouldn't be able to see anything but black :P I still do personally prefer the chubbier look of Hati/Skoll paws, but these more realistic fur patterns were quite nice to blush. The hands are very... handlike compared to other fantasy hands Soom has produced (or maybe I'm thinking about those 'golden years'...) and don't have any sort of nails or pawpads. But I blushed the tips of the fingers peachy to have continuity with the face-up.
The legs have proper paws with nice pawpads though. And those I blushed with pink with peachy outline.
Ears follow the same colourway.
But the tail is just blue. No room really for peach XD
I must say, although these 'full dolls' are a lot of work (matching tones and such throughout the comission), they are very rewarding once seen complete. So I dare Velvet to spam the heck out of this boy once she gets it home! :P
And now I'm off to complete my next head+blushing, which is definitely not done in any kind of blue ;)