Thanks. Yes exactly, I used a Stanley with a sharp new blade.That looks great mate.
Might try that when I end up finding her.
Did you just use a stanley knife?
That looks amazing! Does the Black Series head work as well on the "Jyn in Disguise" figure??I just can't find this figure or others in this wave in my area. Since Walmart was selling the Black Series Jyn for less than $6, I decided to get it (I already have one of her) and use its head to swap with the Imperial Ground Crew just to see if it would work. I like the BS Jyn's head the most since it has the best paint details of her face.
Hey good job, that looks pretty cool. I love her make up in the movie but expecting Hasbro to make a perfect likeness these days is like asking for the worldThe head of the Black Series Jyn has the most paint details for her face compared to the other 3.75" figure versions of the character. But what's missing is the eyeliner that runs below her eyes. In the movie, Felicity Jones also has a bit of smudging from the inside of her eyes where they meet her nose that gives her a subtle "panda eyes"/gothy look. She also has subtle blushing to bring her upper cheeks and tip of her nose out.
What you'll need is a black permanent marker with a fine tip. (I used a Sharpie marker with ultra fine tip). A pink highlighter. And an anti-static cleaning cloth. (It must be anti-static.)
1. First, with the black marker, draw a very short line/dab on the bottom, outer edge of each eye. Get as close to the white of the eye as you can. Then take the anti-static cloth, press down, and wipe the ink away from the face but angled up toward the eye. Keep doing this (draw/dab ink onto this spot, wipe) until you get a good looking dark smudging below the outer parts of each eye.
2. Next, draw a black line along the bottom of each eye, starting from the inside (from her nose), and run it along as close as possible to the white of her eye, until this line meets the smudging you made in step 1. Then take the anti-static cloth, press down hard at the beginning of the line (from her nose), and wipe along the line -- out away from her face but also angled up toward her eye. Keep doing this (draw/dab ink along this eye line) until you get the desired smudging.
Don't worry if you make a mistake. You can just keep wiping with the anti-static rag until the ink is wiped off or fades. This helps to blend it in, thus, creating the desired panda eyes look. Whenever you wipe, remember to wipe the ink away from her face and up toward her eye. Of course, it's best to start drawing thinly -- you can always add more ink, after all. But if it looks like you've added too much, again, don't panic. Just use the cloth to keep wiping the ink away from her face and up toward her eye, and most of the ink should eventually come off and the rest will blend in.
What this smudging should do is help bring out the eyes of this figure's head.
3. Using the pink highlighter, draw a line along the bridge of her nose, starting at the tip. Then take the anti-static cloth and polish this line. You don't want to wipe this as hard as the black lines below the eyes. You just want to blend it in and bring out the tip of her nose. Keep applying the pink highlighter on the nose until you get a subtle blush along her nose.
4. Using the pink highlighter, do the same to the bottom of her nose. Draw a "V" below each eye, and wipe up toward the eye. (You want the transition of the blushing on her cheeks to the gothy smudge below her eyes to be natural looking, subtle.) And draw a spiral/circle on her forehead and polish that.
The overall effect you want is to add a hint of pink to these areas.
Remember: it's all about subtlety. You don't want to overdo either the dark smudging or the pink/blushing. Start with small amounts of ink, wipe/polish, hold the figure at arm's length and ask yourself if it looks good, then add a little more ink and wipe/polish, repeat, slowly, patiently, until you get the right look. Pretend you are putting make-up on an actual woman. Start lightly and carefully add more when needed.
5. You can also use the black marker to run some lines along her hair, to help bring out notable sections of the hairlines. Draw lightly, and wipe down from the top of the head. I would suggest not drawing many lines in her hair, though.
When you look at the face up-close after you've enhanced it with all this ink, you will see imperfections. But that's normal for a figure that is this small in size scale. What matters is how she appears when you hold the figure in your hand and look at her face from a normal, comfortable distance from your eyes. And how the face appears when the figure is standing on display, and how it looks when you take pictures of it.
I've embedded various images of Felicity Jones from the movie that I used as reference for this. Look closely at the make-up around her eyes, and the very subtle blushing on the nose (tip, bridge, below), cheeks and forehead.