I did it! The weather was finally warm enough that I could finish this face up. I'm really proud of the fact that the tree was entirely painted with pastels. I'm terrible with acrylics and my trembly hands like to mess up, so I work with mediums I can easily fix mistakes with. Click on the images for a larger view.
This head is an old Angel of Dream AiAi, who I hear was a limited elf eared head. I'm not sure on it though, so don't quote me on it please. I was given the head by a friend because she didn't want her. She got the doll for the body for another floating head she has. I didn't know what to do with her so I decided to paint her for BJDCollectasy's Autumn/Fall Face Up Project.
I started working on the fall inspired face up yesterday, but I couldn't get done before I had to go to class, and right now it's too cold to work on the head outside (it's 37ºF).
So far I've only used pastels on the face up, the tree is even pastels, no acrylics for me because I'm afraid that I'll mess up and won't be able to correct the mistake. So glad I can just dip a wet brush in pastel dust and literally paint with it. The tree needs another layer of leaves and then I'll detail the eyebrows and eye lashes for this head. I wonder if I have any eyes sitting around that'll go with this head. Hmm...
And I still really want my camera again, my friend's camera just doesn't do the dolls justice...
I was given this AoD AiAi head to do with as I please and to keep, so I've decided I'm going to give it a fall inspired face up for BJDCollectasy's Autumn Face Up Project. I've participated in both the spring and summer ones, so I'm looking forward to this one too!
I already have a general idea as to what to do, but I won't know for sure until I actually start painting it. The head is damaged on the inside of the headcap, so I tried to install magnets. It worked, mostly, I still need to tape the back to keep it from popping up (The magnets are crooked), but oh well. I might end up selling this head after I'm done painting it. It would be much, at most like $50. I have enough floaters as is...
I've also had the brilliant idea of making a full doll myself of my species called Sielien. They average at 8 feet, though usually they're a little taller.
I want to make them at 1/4 scale, which would still make them about 2 feet (61cm) tall, so if you want them to be 1/4, they can be, but if you want them to be 1/3, they can be that too.
It would be a massive undertaking to make them, but I'm oddly excited by the idea. I've hardly seen four armed dolls from companies other than maybe 2 or 3. I've had this species running around in my head since I was about 13 years old, so I am very fond of them. I'd try to make them a jointed tail, but no promises there.
A little about Sieliens. They are community creatures and move with elegance and grace. They never sit still, ever, not even in their sleep. If you see a Sielien perfectly still, you can safely assume they are dead. It's like their entire species is affected by ADHD. Either way, they hardly communicate through speech even if perfectly capable of doing so. They "talk" through body language and use their hands to sign, which is why no one can fully learn their language, other species, like humans, simply don't have enough arms. They are omnivores and excellent hunters. They are also matriarchal, but men aren't subjugated, they simply can't be the head of the tribe on their own.
I could write forever about them, but I'll end it here with a general overview of them. Would anyone be interested in one as a doll? I will definitely make one for myself. Eventually. I have a lot of sculpting ahead of me.
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