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How to add a quick blush effect to skin.How to add a quick blush effect to skin.

DonkeyBlonkeyDonkeyBlonkey8 måneder sidenTutorial
So recently I acquired Kotobukiya's new 1/7 Battle Dress Chun-Li Figure. The sculpt and paintjob are absolutely fabulous; I could go on and on about it.

One thing bothered me personally was the original illustration; Shunya emphasized a pink blush on Chun-Li's cheeks. However, on the figure, this was not present and irked me a bit. Her original face on the figure looks fantastic but somewhat mundane in comparison to the illustration she was based off of.
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/DonkeyBlonkey1518403070.jpeg

Of course, on the actual SFV key art and game model, the blush was never on the design, but this specific figure is a representation of Yamashita's work, so I wanted to make mine more accurate/close to his illustration.

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So, I grabbed some materials and tools to get this pink blush effect on the figure. I have some soft pastels to do a quick touch-up job (Do not use Oil Pastels) Here, I'm using Reeve's brand of soft pastels as it was something I found quickly at my local Aaron Brothers. (I'm sure any brand of soft or chalk pastels will do just fine.)

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/DonkeyBlonkey1518403447.jpeg

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Here I have 2 kinds of brushes (Not necessary to have two but can help). The brushes are a Tamiya brand and in the fine detail size (The fine detail size is recommended and helps a lot). One doesn't necessarily have to use a Tamiya brand brush but a good quality brand is recommended (i.e. soft bristle, Absolutely NOT those cheap synthetic bristle brushes you get at your dollar store)

I have some 320 grit sand paper (Grit number doesn't really matter) to grind the pastels into a fine powder. I pick a generous amount of powder on the brush and carefully/lightly apply on the figure's cheeks. I started with the middle magenta/pink pastel then moved to the red for a deeper/darker highlight. I used and mixed some of the white pastel powder with the latter to help blend the colors together.


https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/DonkeyBlonkey1518403443.jpeg

The overall process isn't too hard, and more so, quite easy.
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Voila!

After some trial and error (roughly 30 mins of brushing and adjusting) I have achieved the desired effect and am quite satisfied with it.


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Now it is optional and probably recommended to seal the pastel job with a clear matte coat. Personally, I held off on the matte seal as the pastel stuck to the face quite well. In addition, I'm not going to really ever touch the figure's head (let alone the cheeks specifically) as she will be going straight to display on one of my shelves. The only real way to get the pastel off would be to clean it thoroughly with water and a lot of soft scrubbing.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/DonkeyBlonkey1518403436.jpeg
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Here are some more shots of the figure with her revitalized cheeks.

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EDIT: A few people have mentioned the job looked a little too harsh. I realized the post I applied to the pics made the effect come out more contrasting and saturated. It is definitely a lot more subtle than the picture makes it out to be. Here's an imgur album link of the unedited photos without the post to give a better perspective m.imgur.com/a/x...
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Stalking (8 måneder siden) #31120236I did look at your raw photo post from imgur before posting that comment.Ah well, personally I'd say I'm very satisfied with the results and am happy to leave it where it's at. Thank you for your insight.
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Stalking Loli hunter
DonkeyBlonkey (8 måneder siden) #31104044I keep telling everyone that the effect looks more pigmented in the picture because I applied a saturation and contrast in the post, making the blush pop out more. In person, it is definitely alot more subtle and I also included the unedited photos to give a better idea on what it really looks.

I did look at your raw photo post from imgur before posting that comment.
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Stalking (8 måneder siden) #31104005
I do think you added a little too much pigmentation though. The effect on the illustration is softer and more delicate.
I keep telling everyone that the effect looks more pigmented in the picture because I applied a saturation and contrast in the post, making the blush pop out more. In person, it is definitely alot more subtle and I also included the unedited photos to give a better idea on what it really looks.
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Stalking Loli hunter
I love the idea of adding blush to figures! Manufacturers do forget about that very often.
I do think you added a little too much pigmentation though. The effect on the illustration is softer and more delicate.
I may be trying this with some of my figures in the future, it doesn't look so hard. I think starting with verrryy little and building up is key.
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2pt
Adding the blush was a good move, she looks great!! [color=]
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DonkeyBlonkey (8 måneder siden) #31076058Ah I can see how it could look like that. I realized the Post I applied made the color pop a little more, but it is definitely a lot more subtle in person.
Here's a few of the raw photos without any post: imgur.com/a/xXM...

Yes, I do see its lighter in the raw photos. Good for you. Cheers!
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Heavenly_Otaku (8 måneder siden) #31076050I like the idea, it is really good. But, I just have to say that maybe you applied the color way more in the lower cheeks. Kinda looks more like she has been punched or slapped in the face, and not blushing as per the illustration.Ah I can see how it could look like that. I realized the Post I applied made the color pop a little more, but it is definitely a lot more subtle in person.

Here's a few of the raw photos without any post: imgur.com/a/xXM...
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5pt
I like the idea, it is really good. But, I just have to say that maybe you applied the color way more in the lower cheeks. Kinda looks more like she has been punched or slapped in the face, and not blushing as per the illustration. Thanks for sharing this idea though!

Do add the figure in the related items section of this tutorial.
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4pt
Super cute! The flush looks like she just got done fighting!
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Ceci (8 måneder siden) #31075950That is really cool and interesting at the same time. Do you often do these kinds of touch-ups? Would be cool to see more of this!Not too often as this was a first. I've done some pastel brush works on a garage kit I'm still working on and realized the method could work equally as well on PVC figures.
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