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