Making of Aloha Lolligag Custom Toy

I was recently asked to do a custom Lolligag for an upcoming show at Qpop gallery(details at the end), thank you Lolligag & QPop for having me! It was fun to experiment some new stuff and the whole process went super fast, it almost felt like I’m familiar with this character or something, I guess it has some similarity to my earlier drawing style. So the process goes like this…

Here comes the suspicious parcel…

Material shopping was done before I even received the blank, I knew exactly what I’m gonna do with it when QPop first send me the photos, I know I want to make it Gothic looking, trying to work with lace for the first time, without any textile knowledge, I was in shop touching, rubbing laces for like 20mins, going through all the black laces, people must have think I’m some kind of pervert, and to make it worse, I have a 2 years old singing and dancing The Wiggles next to me…. :P

Taking it apart, getting ready for paint! Pulling her arms out is nerve-racking, this thing feels like solid resin to me, so it doesn’t have the resilience like vinyl, luckily everything popped clean *phew*

Airbrushed red for the most parts…

Some more masking and back to airbrush the eye make ups…

Hand painting the rest…

Playing with the lace, hoping that it’d work like how I imagined…

Rose picking… sort of….

Time to assemble everything…

Result! I’m happy with how it turned out, especially the semi-transparent skirt. I’ve also replaced the lollipop with a metal cross that I forgot to document. Anyways, you can check out my Lolligag “Calamity” at QPop from this Friday.


Opening reception: Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 7 to 10PM.
QPop Gallery
319 E 2nd St.
Unit 121
Los Angeles, California 90012

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