Showing posts from April, 2014

Dark Tower Yarnbending

UPDATE 1/23/23: Should I make some more Dark Tower stuff? It was always pretty popular. I got hit by the copyright police for the Eye of the Crimson King because I did rip the eye logo straight out of the graphic novels. I ain't mad. A comic artist isn't a billion dollar company (I'm looking at you Disney and Fox and CBS). In a somewhat surprising turn of events both of my Dark Tower hats have sold from my Etsy shop. I suppose there aren't a lot of other Dark Tower-inspired crafts floating around. I'll be making another Crimson King slouch beanie and I'd like to make another Unfound beanie, but in a deeper brown or tweed. I want to tweak both designs and make them smaller too. Along with that I was also thinking about Beam Guardian scarves. It's not scarf season, but they would all be ready for purchase by scarf season. I'm unsure about colors. I was thinking I want to keep them neutral and all in similar shades. At either end of the scarves would b

Cyberking Progress

UPDATE 1/23/23: I'm here to provide updates on all of my ancient posts, 9 years later. I never finished this, if anyone is wondering. Part of me wants to make it with foam clay...  So here's this - a good ol' Miss Hartigan/Cyberking headpiece WIP. It's obviously not done. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do with it or even if it's going to fit my head properly. I'm also unsure about its durability. All-in-all I'm really unsure, but it's been fun so far. I'm leaning toward applying a thin layer of fiberglass after I have all of the pieces finished then I'll paint it and drop it off of the porch to see if it breaks. Or I might use it to make a cast and then make it in another material. No idea. This is some air-dry clay I had on hand and a foam head. I do love foam heads.

How To Make The Magician Teensy

UPDATE 1/23/23: Holy shit, did I work this in slip stitches? It looks like it. This was just a quick little present I made for someone, but here I am in 2023! Coming in hot with exclamation points! I'm going to come back and pattern this after I play some Rayman. This isn't a pattern. I'm sorry. I didn't write this down because it was a lot of trial and error. Winged it, man. This is pictures of the Magician Teensy's development. I've been playing a ton of Rayman Legends lately, which is a great game. I'm normally into games where I get to shoot things to death with space guns and shit, but this is a quality side-scroller. No, I do not work for Ubisoft. ANYWAY. Step 1: Make a turd shape. This is the head/nose. Preferably it should be in a nice cyan color. I have never had cyan yarn in my life, so I used a baby blue cotton yarn. Ideally, if I make another, I will use a better color. Step 2: Make a turd shape that is bigger around and with a f