“They All Float Here” – Repainting Funko Pop Pennywise the Clown

I‌ and‌ ‌my‌ ‌friends‌ treated ourselves to some ‌Funko‌ ‌Pop figures‌ ‌for‌ ‌repainting. At the end of the post ‌I ‌will‌ ‌show‌ ‌you‌ ‌all‌ ‌of‌ ‌those that we have done ‌until‌ ‌now, but‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌article‌ ‌I‌ ‌wanted‌ ‌to show‌ ‌you‌ ‌how‌ ‌‌easy‌ ‌and‌ ‌what huge‌ ‌fun‌ ‌repainting Funko Pop figures‌ ‌is! Maybe‌ ‌it’s not clear ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌picture and‌ a ‌video‌ ‌would‌ ‌make‌ ‌this‌ easier to imagine,‌ ‌how‌ ‌easy‌ ‌it‌ ‌is!‌

Here’s my version of Pennywise, and it was fun to paint!

Before repainting Funko Pop Pennywise…

What‌ ‌was‌ the ‌impediment‌ ‌for‌ ‌me?‌ ‌I‌ ‌couldn’t‌ ‌separate some parts,‌ ‌but‌ ‌maybe‌ ‌I‌ ‌was‌ ‌too‌ ‌gentle with some of them.‌ ‌For example I mean the balloon:‌ ‌

I‌ ‌cleaned‌ ‌it‌ with ‌sand‌ ‌paper,‌ ‌but‌ this step‌ ‌is‌ ‌necessary‌ ‌only‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ a ‌modeler.‌ 😉
So‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ a ‌modeler‌ ‌you‌ ‌‌probably‌ have some ‌sculpting putty,‌ ‌and‌ ‌you‌ ‌fel the ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌add‌ some ‌texture‌ ‌;-)

I‌ ‌did,‌ ‌and‌ ‌I‌ ‌had‌ ‌Milliput:‌ ‌

From‌ ‌this‌ ‌moment‌ ‌I‌ ‌started‌ ‌painting,‌ ‌and‌ I‌ ‌think‌ that in the beginning it’s important to ‌add‌ ‌information that ‌I‌ ‌worked‌ ‌with an airbrush.‌ ‌I‌ ‌know‌ ‌that‌ ‌people‌ ‌who‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌airbrush‌es use‌ pastels,‌ ‌but‌ as ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌my‌ ‌main‌ ‌tool‌ ‌at‌ ‌work, ‌it‌ ‌was‌ ‌easier‌ ‌for‌ ‌me this way.‌

Let’s start repainting the Funko Pop!

‌First‌ ‌I‌ ‌put‌ ‌my base‌ layer‌ ‌to the‌ ‌forehead‌ ‌and to ‌shadows‌, which gave me some underpainging and shaded‌ ‌wrinkles.‌

‌Why‌ ‌didn’t‌ ‌I‌ ‌paint‌ the‌ ‌whole face‌ ‌with this‌ ‌color?‌ ‌To‌ ‌cut‌ ‌time‌ ‌of‌ ‌work – this way‌ ‌I‌ ‌didn’t‌ ‌have to waste‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ apply ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌of‌ ‌layers‌ ‌to rebuilt the color‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌face, as the original color was acceptable as the base color for me.‌ ‌

These are the paints I had on my table, but I think ‌any‌ ‌white‌ ‌and‌ ‌dark‌ ‌gray‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌just as ‌good.‌ ‌

I‌ ‌highlighted‌ ‌and‌ ‌sharpened‌ ‌the‌ ‌cracks‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌forehead‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌brush‌ ‌and‌ used ‌‌Contrast Paint Flesh Tearers Red to paint the bloodshot eyes‌ ‌(I misread the name as “Flesh Tears Red” and thought the‌ ‌name‌ ‌obliges‌ :-P)‌

While‌ ‌repainting‌ ‌I‌ ‌focused‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌head‌ ‌because‌ ‌this‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌important‌ ‌part‌, which ‌makes ‌the‌ ‌biggest‌ ‌difference.‌ ‌This‌ ‌is‌ ‌what‌ ‌I‌ ‌like‌ ‌in‌ ‌Funko‌ ‌Pop‌ ‌figures‌ ‌-‌ their ‌proportions!‌
On the other hand‌ ‌I‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌like‌ ‌empty‌ ‌Funko‌ Pop eyes,‌ ‌but‌ ‌you‌ ‌can’t‌ ‌have everything.‌ ‌I‌ ‌liked‌ ‌the‌ ‌scary‌ ‌look‌ ‌in the‌ ‌It movie,‌ ‌and‌ ‌I painted it ‌in‌ ‌5 ‌steps.

The eyes

The first,‌ as‌ ‌you‌ ‌saw it‌, ‌is‌ to ‌add‌ bloodshot ‌red‌ eyes effect ‌on‌ ‌white‌s ‌and‌ painting some ‌broken‌ ‌red‌ ‌lines.‌ ‌

The second‌ one ‌is‌ to shape‌ ‌the‌ ‌eye.‌ ‌

The third‌ ‌is‌ to ‌add‌ ‌highlights‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ the ‌lower‌ ‌eyelid.‌ ‌In order to‌ ‌do‌ ‌that‌ with an ‌airbrush‌ ‌I‌ ‌had‌ ‌to‌ ‌mask ‌the‌ ‌eyes.‌ ‌

The fourth‌ ‌is‌ to ‌paint‌ ‌an iris.‌ ‌I‌ ‌used‌ ‌orange‌ ‌paint‌ ‌(because‌ ‌when‌ ‌it ‌is‌ ‌thiner‌ ‌it’s actually‌ ‌warm‌ ‌yellow)‌ ‌and‌ ‌white.‌

The final, fifth step is to cover the eye with glossy varnish to make it more shiny.

‌The smile

The pretty‌ ‌smile‌ ‌was‌ ‌made‌ ‌with‌ ‌two‌ ‌paints‌ ‌and‌ ‌gloss‌ ‌varnish,‌ ‌because‌ ‌everybody‌ ‌knows‌ ‌that‌ ‌clowns‌ ‌have‌ ‌wet‌ ‌smiles‌ ‌-‌ ‌uhhh‌!

The clothes

I‌ ‌didn’t‌ ‌like‌ the ‌colors ‌and‌ ‌clean‌ ‌effect‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌clothes,‌ ‌so‌ ‌I‌ gave them a ‌wash ‌and‌ ‌added some‌ ‌shading.
I‌ ‌also‌ ‌made‌ ‌red‌ ‌pompoms‌ ‌and‌ ‌changed‌ ‌the‌ ‌color‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌shoes,‌ ‌but‌ ‌let’s‌ ‌be‌ ‌honest,‌ ‌it‌ ‌was‌ just ‌my‌ ‌whim‌ ‌and‌ ‌not‌ ‌an‌ ‌eye-catcher.‌ 😛

The hair

‌What‌ ‌was‌ ‌important‌ ‌for‌ ‌me?‌ ‌The hair!
I‌ ‌added some‌ ‌highlights -‌ ‌check‌ ‌on‌ ‌photos‌ ‌how‌ they‌ ‌work:‌ ‌

Finally ‌I‌ ‌added‌ a ‌shadow‌ ‌on‌ the ‌balloon‌ ‌because‌ ‌I‌ ‌had‌ a ‌glow‌ ‌on‌ ‌it‌ ‌from‌ ‌airbrushing‌ ‌face.‌ ‌And‌ that‌ ‌is‌ ‌why‌ ‌my‌ ‌balloon‌ ‌has‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌glossy‌ ‌:-)‌
I also added some ‌extra‌ ‌shadows‌ ‌around‌ ‌the‌ ‌eyes‌ ‌with ‌black‌ ‌powder‌ ‌pigment.‌ ‌

‌And this‌ ‌is‌ ‌the whole‌ ‌story.‌

More examples of repainting Funko Pop figures

My‌ ‌friends‌ ‌made‌ ‌some awesome‌ ‌Funko‌ ‌Pops‌ ‌too,‌ ‌check‌ ‌the‌m ‌out!‌ ‌

Have‌ ‌fun‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌painting‌. ‌:-)‌ ‌ ‌

And if you would like to get a Funko Pop figure repainted but don’t want to do it by yourself, why don’t you contact us about it. 😉

Summer update

Hello Fellow Humans!

It’s been busy around here 🙂 some cool minis has been painted recently, some awesome projects started. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time to update my gallery and write few words for my blog.

Now its changed, you can check some of my newest paintjobs here.
Thanks to Rejven, I had the opportunity to paint two brand new GW kits: Daemonifuge (known also as Ephrael Stern & Kyganil) and Lord Inquisitor Kyria Draxus.

What a fantastic miniatures! I love their design and their mood.

I was aiming for good tabletop quality and I think I met my goal. Whole process was a real pleasure, from assembling to painting and basing and I hope I will have some more projects like this in the near future.

Till the next time!