I was a busy bee this past weekend, finishing up 2 more face ups, and a fantasy parts blush on some wings I'd made myself and sold to a client. The face ups are on a Souldoll Vito Sean and my own Dollzone Daomiao-2. Sadly my lightbox decided to croak today and can't be used anymore without short circuiting whatever it is plugged into. It shut down my laptop twice until I realized what was going on...
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
First up are the wings I painted as sparkly as I could without using actual glitter on them. First I blushed them purple/violet with pastels, then coated them in 3 layers of Macropearl Shimmer from PearlEx, and finally sealed it with MSC Gloss to keep maximum shine/sparkle. I didn't install the magnets so that the client can choose which polarity to glue them in at. I did include the magnets however!
Next up we have a Souldoll Vito Sean in normal skin. He'd had a custom face up from Souldoll, but the client wasn't happy with the facial hair. I offered my services to repaint him as I've successfully done facial hair in the past. The client also wanted the eye make up like in the default face up, and for him to have a light smirk. I'm quite pleased with the outcome though, and I hope the client will like the work in person too! A lot of hours went into that beard.
Last, but not least, we have my Dollzone Daomiao-2 in normal pink skin. I'm not entirely satisfied with her eyebrows or eyelashes, but for now this face up is going to stay on her. I do want to get her lighter eyes. These were the only spare ones I had in her size, or close to it at least. I even tried out giving her eyelid crease lines, which I normally never do as I usually don't like the look of them. But I needed to pop her eyes a bit more.
I still have 3 things to paint, but one I'm waiting on until his body arrives to the owner. They are local to me, so we can huddle together to make sure the colors match, and if not, make them match!
That's all from me for now, until next time!
Alrighty! I have two more face ups to show, one is an Unoa Chibi Roar face plate in normal skin and the other is an Iplehouse SID Lee in special real skin. They are from separate clients, which is why they are so vastly differently themed.
Anyway, onto some pictures!
First up is the Unoa Chibi Roar face plate. She's a spunky little sassy thing. The only difficulty I ran into was the sculpted eyebrows. They were just higher up than I would have placed the eyebrows personally. Either way, she's a cute one!
Then here we have the Iplehouse SID Lee, who got some facial hair and bushy man-brows. The special real skin is an interesting tan color, but at least I figured out a good palette for it color wise. This is only the second Iplehouse head I've worked on, and it also ended up with facial hair. That's going of amusing to me!
Oh! The Iplehouse face up is now my 260th to date! Which means that I get to post another collage update!
This year so far I've done 45 face ups this year! Let's see how many more I can do by the end of this year!
That's it for now from me, until next time!
I finally was able to finish one of my more difficult commissions, lots of first things to be done for me as a face up artist with this one! The commission consisted of working on a Dollclans Vezeto in normal skin and an Iplehouse SID male torso in special real skin.
The work that needed to be done was extensive. I had to mod the neck smaller by about 1.5cm (first neck mod ever for me), color match the head to the torso, blush the torso and paint body hair, and then finally also a face up on the head. The color match alone took me 3 days to do as I did it all with pastels. I sadly don't know how to use an airbrush.
Either way, onto some pictures!
First up is the head, he's quite a few shades darker now than when he came to me. I struggled with the color match because I started it too orange, so I kept on having to put layers of light blue over it to tone it down. It turned out a little dark, but it's much better than before I blushed him! In the last picture you can see his headcap as a comparison.
Then here we have the body, or rather the torso of an Iplehouse SID male body in special real skin. The mod took quite a while to do too, and I had to use my dremel to get anywhere with it. Once I had it almost small enough I finished it off with sand paper.
I spent roughly 3-4 hours on the body hair alone. This is only the second time I've done body hair so far! Entertainingly enough, both times the clients asked for unnatural colors; blue for the first one, and wine red for this one.
And here we have the comparison of the head before and after color matching and face upping. What a difference! Here you can see that the head ended up being a little too dark, but I feel it's an acceptable difference. I definitely under charged for the color matching as I didn't realize how long and intensive it was going to be...
Anyway, I'm glad he's done! Now onto my next commissions!
While being stuck at home in blizzard yesterday afternoon, I decided to spend my time productively and do a face up! I repainted a friend's LumeDoll Blaze in tan skin. For some reason his face up keeps chipping after a while, this is the third time I've painted him!
The first time it peeled off because I worked in too humid conditions, the second time it took longer but I think I had a bad batch of sealant. Here's to hoping that this time the face up stays!
Anyway, onto some pictures!
These pictures do not show how tiny he actually is, which is why I have a picture of him in my hand as well (I have smallish hands being only 5'1" or 155cm tall). This is the best he's turned out so far!
I also finally figured out how to do his eyebrows without making him look surprised, and I'm really proud of his beard too!
And now for his two previous face ups!
That's it from me for now! I'm steadily making my way through all the commissions I have currently.
I'm posting the detail shots a couple days late, but these are the good shots of the last two face ups I did of January 2015. Things have been rather hectic and stressful at work so I'm often very tired by the time I come home.
Either way, on to the detail shots!
Here we have the LumeDoll Blaze in tan. Honestly the tan looks more like a normal skin but that's okay. He is very tiny.
And up second we have the Fairyland Chicline Rou in normal skin. He was described to me as bit of a Diva. Putting snakebites on something this tiny was an entertaining challenge. He barely even fought me on his eyelashes, which I always appreciate. He's also very tiny.
Quarter for scale!
This "weekend" I worked on the tiny heads on my to do list. One is the final redo I did on the LumeDoll Blaze. The other is a Fairyland Chicline Rou. I'll be taking and posting better detail shots soon!
Here's the LumeDoll Blaze in tan skin first. He looks a lot less startled than last time. I enjoyed repainting him honestly. I feel like I improved in 11 face ups since the last time I painted him!
Now this guy is a Fairyland Chicline Rou in normal skin. His owner described him to me as a bit of a Diva and wanted me to paint him in a gothic style and provided me with a few examples. The lips do have more red in them and I'll take some better pictures of him soon. His head is about as tiny as the LumeDoll above!
Since posting the preview pictures I've actually completed another face up on a Soom MD Ai. She's my christmas gift to my SO.
Anyway, onto all the detail shots!
First up is the Souldoll Vito Lester in normal skin. I was asked to put a rather morose expression on his face and light freckles along his nose and cheeks. He turned out rather swell.
Next up is the LumeDoll Blaze in tan skin. He is teeny tiny and got the tiniest of goatees on his face. I had a lot of fun with him but putting his eyes in was a nightmare. They're teeny tiny.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Soom MD Ai. She's an original release one too. She was super floppy, so I restrung her while waiting for the final layer of MSC to dry. She's my Christmas gift for my SO. It's okay to post her though, because she hardly ever comes on my website anyway!
I have two more heads to work on, and then two more arriving this week. I should be good until I leave on the 21st to go to Florida to spend Christmas with my SO and her family. It'll be fun!
Just for you information, I raised my prices and I'm freezing them for a while at this. Those who have already gotten quotes or am waiting on being sent out will still get the old prices. Thank you everyone for commissioning me thus far! You guys are awesome.
And now for the face ups.
First up is the Fairyland RealPuki Tyni with both of his faces.
And here's a better shot of Mr. Blue-Body-Hair. Gonna try to work on his arms soon. It'll be fun.
Yesterday I worked on the Lumedoll Rischa, making him super hairy. I'm nearly done with him, I just need to do the arm hair still, but I ran out of steam after working on him for about 5 hours straight.
I'm quite happy with the result thus far, this is the first time I've done body hair on a doll, and only the third time doing facial hair. I was amazed at how tiny his eyes are.
I love taking before and after pictures, and this one is quite striking!
It always amazes me how different a doll looks with a face up compared to blank.
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