Just figured I'd show that I'm not dead and still working on things. Things have been super busy with preparing for the holidays (Thanksgiving) so I haven't been able to go and work on dolls. Also my parents moved so many times on my days off I have to go and clear out my stuff from their old house so they can put it on the market. Man did I throw out a lot of old sketchbooks, some dating back to 6th grade. Oh well, it's not like I need them still in my life, I'm just a sentimental sucker.
Anyway, onto the face up!
Here we have a Soom FCE Shale in normal skin. He's been an interesting challenge to work on so far since I've never blinged out a doll like this. I actually went ahead and bought gold shimmer powder from PearlEX in regular since I only have the interference series currently. His face up isn't done yet since he still needs some small gems under his eyes but I've had a terrible time trying to find some. I need to check through Michaels and see if I can find anything there. The commissioner has told me that it's okay if I can't find them, but I still want to try.
I did redo his face up from the ground up once because the owner did not like the eyebrows, but that's okay, at least it didn't take me terribly long to redo the face up.
Currently I'm still missing his tattoo on his chest and hoof blushing. I'm hoping to get to that this week.
I did it! I got to my 100th face up. You guys have no idea how excited this has me since I've been doing this since about August 2011, though I only started taking commissions for reals in 2012.
Here's the before and after shot as well. I did have help on her eyebrows and eyelashes when I worked on her the first time. Still really happy with my improvement. I'm also currently working on another commission, a Soom FCE Shale. He's turning out lovely so far, but finding stones the right size for his face has proven to be very difficult. Oh well, I'll figure something out.
I'm very close to being done with this commission set. I'm just waiting on approval again before I either tweak more or finish up by adding eyelashes. I personally like the work at this point. Only problem I foresee are the ears. They were supposed to be lighter on the inside, but as I worked on them they kept getting darker and darker, so I may have to wipe them and start over.
I also have another commission that just arrived, but before I can start working on him, I need to repaint Zephyra. She was my very first face up about 2.5 years ago, and now that I've completed (almost) 99 face ups, she's going to be redone as my 100th! It's simply to show myself how much I've improved in 100 face ups. The face up will be the same theme, just updated skill wise.
This is her current face up. I still had help on this one with the eyebrows and eyelashes, but her next face up is going to be all me. I even have white eyelashes now which will look gorgeous on her. Oh, she's a Resinsoul Ai in fleshtone. Just thought I'd mention that as well.
Got a few things to work on this week still, but I'm making good progress. I'm currently working on a Fantasy Doll Ono and a Dearmine Dune. Both face ups are nearly done and I still need to finish blushing the Dune's fantasy parts such as tail and ears.
Still need to work a bit on both of them. I'm finally figuring out what setting to put my camera on when it's dark out still.
Technically it is still fall here, but the head I got as a replacement for Autumn's decided not to be Autumn anymore, but Winter instead! The head is a Soom MD Beyla. I've been hydriding dolls with Soom parts for a while now, but this is my first Soom head.
I was pretty much just playing trying to see what I can do face up wise. I really like how she turned out. She's getting a cute curly light blonde mohair wig. Not like the mohair fur wigs, but more like a natural looking one. She is on a Fairyland LTF body with Daisy Dayes hooves. The hooves are pretty stained, so it's going to take a lot of creativity to make them look awesome again. I'm up for the challenge though! That's all for now.
Iza's Face Ups
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