Now that everything is put away and we're all settled in Vienna, I'm finally open for commissions again! My prices are a little higher than they used to be, but I feel I've improved enough since the last price raise almost a year ago to warrant it. I switched my prices into Euro from US Dollars.
Now for the new work! I finally repainted Susi, my April Story Betty in normal skin, as I never liked her old face up. Plus the booger chipped the blushing along her nose!
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
I decided to give her piercings this time around as she's a punk-type character. I'm much much happier with the eyelashes this time around, and the scar too!
Here's a quick before and after comparison of the face ups. Both are by me, but the second is much better in my opinion. There isn't even that much time between the two face ups. I guess I was more patient with the second one!
I'll end this post with the picture of her put together above.
Maybe for my next face up I'll finally repaint Mort, my Dragondoll Cheng! He's had the same face up for a good 5 years now, if not longer!
Until next time!
I finally got some more work done this week! I finished up the Fairyland MNF Rohan for the same client as the Impldoll Martin, and then I took some time to paint one of my own dolls that I had just recently received. She's an April Story Betty on the new SD16 body.
Anyway, onto some pictures!
First up is the Fairyland MNF Rohan in tan skin. She's meant to be a snow queen. I was given a ton of references as a mood board and I took it from there. The client loves how she looks. I just wish I could get a good shot of how nicely the lips and eyes shimmer between blue and purple. Pictures just do the work no justice... I'm excited to see some owner pictures!
And then here's my April Story Betty in normal skin. I got her secondhand and she's got a bright blue wig, so blue eyebrows and lashes were a must! Also the scar was necessary too (fell on her face as a child in some gravel trying to skateboard). I'm not entirely happy with the eyelashes, but for now the face up can stay so she's not blank. I'm over all pleased with the face up.
Quick picture of her put together. I need to trim the bangs on the wig and thin the volume out in the back. It's ridiculously fluffy, but I love the color. She also stole my Skullery necklace. Why are my dolls such thieves??
Anyway, until next time! We're supposed to get snow tomorrow, so we'll have to see if I get anymore face ups done!
This weekend I managed to finish not one, but two face ups! They're both from one client and I have one more to do for them before I'm fully done with the job. I worked so far on an April Story Lilian and a Doll Love YiYi. They both are supposed to be rather cute, which I was happy to do!
Anyway, onto some pictures!
First up is the April Story Lilian in normal skin, which is also the first April Story doll I've ever worked on. The sculpting is very nice, though she does have some very prominent canine teeth. Not that they're ugly or anything, they're just much more forward than the rest of her sculpted teeth. Either way, she was lovely to work on.
And then here we have the Doll Love YiYi in normal pink skin. I really like her cute little smile! She came with a chipped default face up, which is why the client wanted me to redo her for her. Basically the guidelines for her were pink and cute. She fought me a little on her eyelashes while painting them, but I won in the end!
Now for the FYI:
My hours are going to be increasing at work, so I'll have less time to work on dolls as I'll be working more. That means I may have to take on less commissions, but we will see. One of the 3 receptionists (including me) is going on maternity leave by the end of this week, so I'll be taking over some of her hours.
It can also mean that my turn around time for multipart commissions is going to increase as I'll have to figure out how to manage my free time all over again to divide it into chill and commission work time.
I just figured I'd give you guys a heads up! That's all for now from me, until next time when I have more to show!
Iza's Face Ups
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