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…
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*
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.