In this timelapse video we are going to have a look at this Mini figure SigFig illustration that I was commissioned by Greg of London Bridge Bricks to do of his own Sig-Fig. We talk about the process to do so and offer a commentary on the LEGOised timelapse.
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Transcript from the Show:
G’day Everyone, Matt Elder of Family Bricks and in today’s video we are going to have a look at this Mini figure Sig-Fig illustration that I was commissioned by Greg of London Bridge Bricks to do of his own Sig-Fig. This is ink and watercolour on A5 watercolour paper (which is about 5.5 x 8 inches).
For this, Greg sent me this photo of his Sig-Fig and wanted the popsicle changed to a telephone and include London Bridge Bricks Logo in it somehow. For anyone who doesn’t know, Greg has the London Bridge Bricks Youtube channel and live streams a lot. I’ve been on his stream a number of times and a great guy – check him out in the links below.
Process for this is pretty simple, I’m just roughing in with a pencil and refining. I’ll erase and redraw elements to make sure I’m happy with the proportions and the overall feel. Very much keeping to LEGO constraints but still trying to infuse a little life and movement by separating the legs. Then a pass with a felt tip to finalise the actual drawing itself.
Then into the watercolours. I like to build up the colour in several wash layers, where the colours are slightly different. The phone and headphones will start out with a blue base but end up with a dark bluey-black colour. I just find doing it this way gives a richness to the colours. Especially with black as it is an easy colour to feel very dead and dull.
Then it is just a lot of noodling and subtle adjustments, tweaking shadows, pushing some more sublte colour changes into it etc. And there it is all done. Just a close up so can get a better look at the colours and texture.
Works great as a gift for your significant other, friend or even just yourself (as we AFOLs have been known to buy LEGO for ourselves anyhow).
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Would you like to see this classic Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns Batman LEGOised? If so check out this video here for a quick time lapse
Otherwise here are some other videos you might be interested in. That’s it from us here at Family Bricks, until next time when we talk about all things LEGO.
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