Since I currently have nothing to work on commission wise, I decided to whip up a natural girl face up tutorial for the site There be Dolls. It shows my method of working, and isn't the only method. I meant it as more of a starting point for people to do their own natural face ups. I'll later probably do a tutorial on how to apply eyelashes to dolls as it seems to me a lot of people struggle with it. I've made one in the past for DoA, but I wanted to do it again with new pictures.
Either way, please go on and check out this tutorial! I might even finally continue on my face up guide book. I really need to finish that poor thing... It's not like I don't have time now!
Also, I'm still open for commission! Please don't hesitate to send me a message on my contact page! I'm happy to work on all legit dolls.
That's all from me for now. Until next time!
Since I have nothing to work on currently, I decided to paint one of my spare heads, a Dollzone Minas in normal skin pink. I've had this head in a drawer since 2016 and never bothered to do anything with it. I decided to give her a nice natural face up to list her for sale. A close friend of mine already snatched her up!
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
I'm really happy with how the face up turned out, and I tried out some of the lashes I got ages ago. They are huge, probably too big for any sculpt with eye sizes below 18mm! Minas takes 16mm eyes and they are gigantic on her, but not terribly so. I love how her lips came out. In the Dollzone promo pictures she has really dark red painted lips. It's pretty, but I feel it overpowers the sculpt a bit.
Now for the news!
I wanted to give a shout out to legit BJD interview blog called There Be Dolls! It has artist interviews, tutorials, and you can sign up as a member and send comments to others on there. It's run by a local collector here, and I can't wait to read the next interviews!
That's all from me for now, until next time!
I just had a super busy weekend working on personal projects as I was waiting on some more commissions to come in.
On Friday I finally got around to blushing my Dollzone Sawarieda body (it has a DZ Minas head). I'm sadly not done yet, but I'm happy with where I did stop. Then on Sunday I worked on my Impldoll Azalea elf that just arrived on Saturday. I did a quick face up on her in the morning as there was a doll meet the same day.
I don't have the best pictures of the Sawarieda body blushing, but I have some I'd like to show!
Mainly what is left to do is add scales to all her tail petals. It's going to take forever but it'll be totally worth it!
Now for the Impldoll Azalea elf in real skin. She represents one of my oldest characters who I've had running around in my head and writing since I was 14 years old. Without further ado, have some pictures!
I had a lot of fun with her scars, I always forget how much I enjoy doing them on dolls. She initially fought me on the placement of them, but once I got them "right" everything else was smooth sailing.
I'm very happy that I was able to paint her so quickly and still have it look nice.
Now to focus on commissions again. Until next time!
I just got home from celebrating easter with my wife and my family, and it was quite lovely. We created a giant photo collage to commemorate my late step grandma who just passed away this week. The funeral is on Wednesday, so I took that day off from all work.
In happier news, I did get around to painting my giant mermaid girl from Dollzone. She's a hybrid with a Minas head on a Sawarieda body. I painted her yesterday in the morning, but didn't get around to documenting her until today.
She turned out quite pretty in my opinion, though I'm not entirely sold on the teeth on this sculpt. I normally dislike my dolls having teeth, but this was the only head I liked from DZ when I ordered the Sawarieda within a week of her release. I'm still sad that Dollzone discontinued all of their old dolls...
Anyway, I'll eventually blush her body too, but that's going to be quite the under taking! I'm going to buy alternative sealant like Purity Seal or Army Painter Matte Varnish to do it with so I can save my MSC for face ups.
Here's a picture of her currently taken last night with my cell phone. She's a massive doll and doesn't even fit on my work desk. I dread taking her apart for blushing! Her name is Sam, and she's my siren character. I'm tempted down the line when I eventually repaint her to mod her little buck teeth to pointed and give her long fin like ears!
Either way, happy easter!
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