How to paint the snake on the jacket. The studs come from www.spikesandstuds.com
studding tutorial from them. stud according to the provided texture file. I used 3/8 in. cones. Still need to scan in the full size snake sketch.
Step 1: Sketch It
Use this one, sketch your own..... I don't know how you'll want to go about this. you have a better grasp of your creative potential than I. using a straight pin, tape, and a large cereal box unfolded tape down the 1:1 scale snake sketch/printouts to the cereal box. poke holes through both with a straight pin. If you poke yourself.... HAH! I did too. It happens. Remove the tape and paper. Using an exacto knife cut the snake out of the cardstock taking care to protect inside the line as the cutout snake is your stencil of sorts.
Step 2: Applying the Snake
Using loops of tape secure the snake cutout to the jacket. Trace the outer edge with a water soluable white map or tailors pencil. Carefully paint inside the lines. Believe it or not this was done with a nailpolish brush and a mason jar lid full of ivy green krylon, krylon is more wasteland appropriate and will slightly crack and age. If you want a longer lasting (cracks less) paint use any brand of spraypaint meant for leather. Don't ask me what brand name, ask google product search.
Step 3: Adding the Details
This part Makes or breaks the snake. HAH that was a terrible rhyme scheme. This is all artistic ability. Use your own discretionm, Copy mine or use your own. I did my detail with a VERY fine paint brush (I lie I'm poor, used a toothpick. But a brush would be much smarter) and a few paint markers.
Step 4: Last Details
This step Also depends on artistic skill. Paint marker the rest of the details on. If your not up to the task of making it E-mail me and I'll make one complete with studs. Pip boy and Tunnel snake vault suit coming soon.
The hair is crucial.........