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Vriska robot arm TUTORIAL 2of2 by Anniina85 Vriska robot arm TUTORIAL 2of2 by Anniina85
A bit different Vriska Serket robot arm tutorial

Part 2 - The Colors
Part 1 - The Glove

OH GOG. This took longer than I expected! I'm sorry for the delay. ;-; traveling, school exams, social life.. you know the drill. But now it's here!

I explained pretty much EVERYTHING in this part, so this might sound like a tutorial for dummies haha. I just wanted to be thorough and explain ALL the pros and cons I went through with this process. ALL OF THEM. I hope this'll be helpful on your own path of Vriska cosplay~ <3

:heart: PS: I'd LOVE to see your results! <3

character Vriska Serket from Homestuck Andrew Hussie
all else me
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asinineArSoN Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god that looks amazing!
Thanks so much for making this- I'm cosplaying Zombiestuck Jake English, and he got his arm chopped off so he wouldn't become a zombie after one took a chuck out of his arm- so Dirk built him a robot one.
One-Cool-Kat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
this is utterly amazing.. i am trying to see my options for a metallic arm and this could very well be the winner. Thank you! 
fangirlattack14 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool! I plan on going to a con soon, and I'm going to cosplay as Vriska so this is really helpful! :D
TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
imagine getting a tattoo like that on your whole arm
indigophonix Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student General Artist
amazing 0-0
Sactach Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Whoa, thank you about this tutorial very much! Now I know which would work.. 
Dragon-Wolf-Lover Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks freaking impossible! XD I will try anyway! Never really done any real-life shading on an object, let alone using pens, but I will certainly try!
TwiggyTheGiraffe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you describe the sash-tie system you used for securing the arm?
asinineArSoN Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
She took some fabric and attacked it to the glove so she could loop it around her shoulder and under her arm as well. Theres a diagram in there somewhere.
sarabi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorial is great!  I used it for my winter soldier arm, and my friends thought it was a great idea instead of fabricating something bulky.  =D

Just one question though, is there a way to lock the copic ink into the stocking before it gets washed?  the heat in atlanta, georgia was more then I was expecting.  x.X
Francymaru Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely great!
GrilledCheeese Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I've been strugling to figure out how to make an arm for my Winter Soldier cosplay and this really helped a lot so thanks! 
GrimxxReaper13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD THIS IS SOOOOOO AWESOME!!! Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] I'm not going to use it for a Vriska cosplay, though. For a Linh Cinder cosplay. Thanks so much for making this tutorial Heart 
Tricksterkat209 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Copic marker probably comes out in the wash, right? (not completely but I imagine the colors would run together/fade a bit)
Do you think fabric markers would be an alternative since they're supposed to be permanent?
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
yeah I wouldn't wash it. all the wear will fade the colors a bit too, around the fingers mostly, but nothing u couldn't fix with redoing a few lines.

well, the fabric markers won't stay well in synthetic fibers so I don't believe it to make much difference when working with tights, so still I'd go with copics, for the handy and soft blending nibs at least.
DragonFang17 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the copic marker i have is permanent and it only comes off with ALCOHOL
so dont like pour a bottle of alcohol over it and im pretty srue nobody will but were homestucks yeah we hoemstucks probably do that
but im jsut saying dont pour a giant bottle of alcohol on it.
Bottle-Me-Up Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I'll be doing a vriska cosplay for next holloween, so this was a life saver! I'm going to have one of my friends wear the glove while I color the upper arm, just so I don't end up totally screwing up.
DragonFang17 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i have a friend who might be vriska...
iw as htinkign of makign this for her since im kinda in charge of all teh costumes but i was like: NAH THIS IS THE MOST BOSSLIKE THING I DONT FEEL LIEK  HAVING SOMEONE HAVE A BETTERCOSPALY #YOLO NOT GONNA MAKE THIS FOR HER AHAHAHH
im a heartless person XD
Skaias-Orbit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The copic markers won't wash out if the arm is put into the washer, will they? *Has never used copics before lol*
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
I definitely would not recommend it, it won't last through that +_+
HikariKoboshi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
asinineArSoN Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
your icon matches this comment so well--
KhaririMoon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Are there any specific items you would recommend to use when drawing on the tights for being about the same size as your arm? I'm curious because I either want to try to find something, or I may just commandeer one of my friends arms....
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
umm, if you have the guidelines drawn while the glove on, then you can finish it by using, like, a piece of cardboard inside it to stretch it out enough to make the drawing easier
aliena28898 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, but I am not good enough at drawing/shading to do this ;_;

Where did you get the dice?
feferitales Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student
Two things: One, would color C9 work instead of BV29, and two where did you get the tights? 
eliza0889 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Does the marker last well? Did it fade at all or bleed onto any other fabric? I'm thinking about giving it a try but I'm checking out all the pros and cons first!
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
I didn't notice bleeding but yes, it fades a little from the wear, as the fabric takes damage so does the color. After a few wears I had to do over the black parts of some fingers but other than that, it's fine
Delightfulpadlock Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you think you can do a tutorial like this but for tavros legs? :?
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
nah, I don't make tutorials of things I don't cosplay myself. you can easily apply this tuto for those too : )
Skoryx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks badass! :O
ShepadSheena Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student Artist
thank you c:
HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   General Artist
Awesome!!! I have to try this out some time!
Azriv Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Fuck, that's some real good job there, pretty impressed by the details. I'm looking forward to try this ;)
Maybe I'll send you some results if I end up with something worth it :P
MissRedMoon1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome o.o <3
xXNightAng3lXx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm currently making these, and they're turning out amazingly so far! The only thing I'm sort of struggling with is the front wrist though, since there was never a close-up or anything for that part, only the back part :/ So I'm just gonna wing it based on the full arm photo!
tinfoil-rinjii Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome! Very helpful!
creepyBrofist Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think something like a black sharpie and grey crayola markers would work? My parents are cheap, so I can't get copic markers.
Love the tutorial by the way :D
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
well it's up to you to try it out, or convince your parents heh. All I know is that copics work.
thanks! <3
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Anniina85 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
*bows deeply* thank you very much! <3
SrgtHamy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im glad I found this, Im going to a set for tavros' legs
asinglebarofsoap Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, the tutorial is great - im very bad at drawing steadily so i think ill make it with foam(however im going to be cosplaying john serket, not vriska), but def look at this for a reference. u v u
xToxicToastx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you tell me if you know of any similar markers that could do this, but are a bit cheaper? This looks amazing! I'd like to have a go at it, but the markers have me in a bind ;n;
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
the substitutes are about just as costly, like neopicos. in the end, it's just money, and not even that much of it if you think about it. cosplay is worth it. : )
xToxicToastx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very true ^_^ Thanks for the response, and again great job ;u;
SpiritCatt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
gah i want to do this so badly but i know i wont be able to get in all the details like the wires and extra gears aaaaaa
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
it's not that hard as it looks, the whole picture might be confusing but if you concentrate in one detail at a time and it'll be ok : )
CrimsonReaper68 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Javajunkie1976 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Thank you for posting this and part 2, I'm currently in the process of making a "Post-apocalyptic Harry Potter" costume. Mask is done. I want to have the robot hand/arm to look like someone used Sectumsempra on me and this is the replacement.
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