So, since I got in that bike accident, I had this helmet which was pretty much... worthless.
I didn't want to throw it out for fear someone might find it dumpster diving (people do that in cities, afterall) and decide to use it. So... what could I do with it?
Well, I got to sketching and decided I wanted to make myself some armor-esque stuff for Halloween. After searching online, I came across some tutorials on making paper mache armor, and decided to try my hand.
I don't have pictures of the breastplate and greaves, but wanted to show off what I'm doing with that old helmet. Usually, I'd brag in RL, but I don't want anyone getting ideas (we have costume contests every year and I'm gonna win, dangnabit!).
So I thought I'd post here (even though I'm not done, since I haven't painted it yet). Note: my camera doesn't like taking pictures in less than full daylight and this was just a bit ago... so... ick.
Side view of mask/helmet on my sofa, side view on my head. Front view of mask/helmet on my sofa, and on my head.
In case the pictures are -that- bad. <_< 'Tis a dragon. =D I'll keep everyone updated if there is interest. Whee! Interest! *love* ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Hooray for sunlight and gesso... better picture of said helmet:
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2005 15:31:00 GMT -5 by Cynther
Leafy is probably thinking of Microns/Pigmas... Those are, like, $3-$5(US) each.
It's not worth it to get those for cyberpet inking, I don't think. But if you're doing other inkwork, might think about it.
My favorite pens are Pilot V-Ball liquid ink roller pens, in Extra Fine. The "Fine" versions work well for thicker lines, or if you do medium-large creatures. I generally do small creatures, so I want the thinner lines the "extra fine" version makes.
Of course, since they're around a $1/each, you can get one of each and still have payed around the same as a Micron. ehheh... They even come in different colors, if you wanted to try that out.
And they last quite well (I still have some that work from 7th grade, which was about 9 years ago). Except don't take them travelling over the mountains. <_< Mine leaked when I opened it after that trip...
I don't recommend Uniball pens, their inkflow tends to be uneven sometimes. Pilot pens, however, I have never had a problem with.