Once again, I've been a busy busy bee with face up work. I've just about finished everything I have on me, other than the DF-A BoBo and the Little Rebel Andre as the owner is waiting on his body to see if he needs a color match in the face!
Things I painted the past few days are: Notdoll Ligaya, Mystic Kids Evelyn, Fairyland PukiPuki Mary, and again my Dollzone Daomiao-2 because she chipped her face up due to my rough handling of her.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
First up is the Notdoll Ligaya in crystal rose skin rocking a goth look with dark blue lips. This gal's head is massive, and requires at least 18-20mm eyes. I didn't have anything in those sizes (other than some demon eyes in 18mm), so she got some grey 16mm eyes put in.
It's rare that I get to do gothic face ups, I mostly get to do natural or fantasy. Despite that, I still enjoy doing darker face ups too!
Then next up is another goth beauty, this time a Mystic Kids Evelyn in normal pink skin. She was tough to get clean because I swear her old eyelashes had been superglued in place. I could not get them off, not even with isopropyl alcohol! I finally had to scrape them off with a pin and rip them out with tweezers. Good thing they were already heavily damaged so I didn't feel bad ripping them further apart.
This little thing is a Fairyland PukiPuki Mary in natural skin. I was given free reign with her, so she got a fantasy face up! Glittery blue make up, but otherwise naturally blushed. I need to secure her wig better too. She belongs to the same client as the Mystic Kids Evelyn.
Last, but not least, is the redo face up on my Dollzone Daomiao-2 in normal pink skin. I'm actually much more satisfied with this face up than the last one. Just kind of annoying that I had to repaint her so quickly... Either way, she's a cute little thing, being the tallest of my YoSDs.
I'm still open for commissions as most that I've done these last two weeks are already back with their owners! I still need to restring the Mystic Kids Evelyn, but then she and the PukiPuki are ready to return home to their owner. I am expecting one more commission from the USA, which'll be a fun one to work on!
I had a long week, but I managed to relax a bit with a face up on Friday. I got to paint a Lati S.Belle in normal skin as a little goth. She turned out really cute! I can't wait to see her put together!
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
She's cute as a button! I had a lot of fun with painting her. I didn't want her lips to be pure black, so I made them a grayish red instead.
I also received a large commission order, one for 4 SD heads. Three still had face ups, so I scrubbed those clean last night and gave the 4th head a cleaning too.
The poor eraser stood no chance against them. I'm impressed it only took one whole eraser to get them all clean with. From left to right we have a modded Luts CP Chiwoo SS, a Luts CP Nanuri '06, a Luts Winter 2011 Event Head, and a Luts Loid. All except for the Chiwoo, who is beauty white, are normal skin.
I've already started on all the normal skin heads as they pretty much all can use the same palette for blushing. So far they got their eyebrows and the first blushing layer. The Chiwoo will get painted by himself as he needs a different palette for being white skin. I'm having fun either way!
Anyway, that's all from me for now! Until next time!
I managed to finish the last of the commissions I had and shipped everything out today. I feel accomplished!
As for the FYI, I'm closing commissions until March. I'm going to take a break and work on some personal projects since my poor dolls have been neglected with old face ups that I could do so much better now!
Anyway, onto the work from this week!
First up is a Fairyland LTF Rolly VE faceplate from a friend of mine. She wanted me to paint her as a little goth girl, which I was happy to do. I think it turned out very nice.
And then here we have the legs of my SO's Soom Ai girl. She's a red dear so red hooves it is. I was surprised at how few layers that took to build up. I only used about two layers of color to build up the red and another two for the hooves.
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!
With a beautiful 49 degrees outside and everything melting, spring is finally knocking on our door! Too bad it's going to snow again tomorrow. Fortunately it won't stay with how warm it is supposed to be.
Either way, I have some new work to show! I finished up the modded DZ April and finally got around to working on the Only Doll RouDie as well. I took one of my liner brushes and trimmed it until it was a 30/0 rather than a 5/0.
I'm really happy with how both turned out. I haven't done much with colorful eyeshadow, but I really like how the OnlyDoll turned out. I also really liked the eyelashes I was sent. I wish I could keep the extras, but I'm not, I'm going to send them back. I'll just ask her where they are from.
I'm expecting a few more heads soon, so keep an eye out for new work in the next few weeks!
I've been switched to a new work schedule at my job, so now I have Sunday through Tuesday off, but for that I work 4 ten hour shifts a week. I managed to get through one of those on Saturday, so here's to hoping I can get through 4 in a row!
I finished up a new face up yesterday on an Illusion Spirit Toki for a good friend of mine. I've done 4 face ups for her so far. I love working on her dolls, they all tend to be gothic themed, but that's good because it challenges me to push myself out of my comfort zone.
This is my third gothic face up to date. I'm really happy with how he turned out. It's hard to make a smooth gradating effect with dark make up on a white skin doll. Again, that is good because it pushes me.
I find normal skin dolls the easiest to work on because they're the easiest to make seem lively with blushing. With white skin or tan dolls I have to consider my colors a lot more to make them seem alive but stay with their resin color so the head will match the body. I feel I'm getting a lot better at that.
I've been trying to knock out as many commissions as I can in a timely manner and have gotten my to do list down to 3 projects. The MH dolls are more for fun than anything, so those are an extremely low priority.
But anyway, in the past few days I've worked on a Soom MD Ace and an Oceanmoon Sa-Yu BoNee. They both look so incredibly different, it's crazy! Both are white skin, but just the looks I was asked to do by the owners are so varied that it's fun to see.
First up is the Soom MD Ace. I did blush her feet and ears too, but I didn't get good documentation of those yet, and will need to re-document her face up too. But she's so cute, poses like crud, but she makes up for it by being cute. What was fun too was that I was just sent a picture of the wig color and I still managed to match it pretty well. I'm proud of myself.
And here we have my friend's Oceanmoon Sa-Yu BoNee. I actually documented the process of her face up while I was working on her for my new book. Yes, I am making a new face up book, one much more up to date than my last one and it'll have 3 face ups in it. I'll be bringing it out through Createspace so it won't be as expensive for the amount of content as the last one. Either way, I'm almost done with it, just need pictures for one of the chapters and 2 more face ups to document the process of. I'm hoping to bring it out by the end of the year!
Iza's Face Ups
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