It's been a while since I've updated the site, so I cleaned up the example gallery a little, removing older face ups to keep the rest more up to date to my current skill level. I also repainted my Fairyland LTF Dark Elf Soo in tan skin because her old face up had bothered me for a while... I'll get to the FYI after the face up pictures.
Here's my little cutie! I actually had to start over 2/3 of the way through the face up because I hated how her blushing was coming out. It looked like she'd gotten sunburnt! But that is a shame that I did not document with photos, so let's just sweep that failure under the rug to be forgotten forever.
Here's the comparison of her previous to current face up. I've owned her since 2013 I think (got her secondhand), and her last face up was on her for a good 4 years, so it was time to redo it. What was entertaining was that she has yellowed in that time, except under her old eyebrows. I'm not the most careful with my own dolls, but commissions I treat with waaaay more respect than my own because I don't care if my dolls yellow. But I don't want to do that to a client's doll!
Anyway, onto the FYI:
I'm closing new commissions for the moment because I have so many multipart ones incoming that I want to devote my time to. I'd rather keep my turn around time as it is while I'm looking for a full time job here again. I will make a blog post and update the landing page of my site when I'm ready to take on more again!
That is all for now, until next time!
This month has been exceptionally slow for commissions, but that's okay! There's always next month too, where I have some commissions lined up already.
Anyway, the new work I got to show is one for myself, and one was a commission from a dear friend! My own is a Doll in Mind Gayane in normal skin, who'd been a gift from a friend before I left the USA. The commission is a Youlpa Dolls Zenji in normal skin.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
First up the commission, the Youlpa Dolls Zenji in normal skin, I think at least. He's meant to look like he hasn't slept in ages, and lives off of coffee and caffeine in general. It was a lot of fun to give him mighty eyebrows and eye circles. That's why I love commissions, I get to paint things on dolls I'd never think of doing with my own even! He's a floating head currently, but my friend is saving up for a body for him.
Then here's Autumn, my Doll in Mind Gayane. She's got quite the history being a gift from a friend! She'd been her first doll, after I snared her into the hobby. She fell out of love with her and decided to gift her to me shortly before my move. My wife and I were going to take her with us on the plane as all our stuff had already been mailed by that point, including all but one of our other dolls.
We hit some big snafu's on the flight, like our carry-ons being too heavy, so we had to check one of them. One of our suitcases was too heavy as well so we had to leave a bunch of stuff behind with a friend, one of them being Autumn. My friend finally was able to mail her back to me this past month, but her head-cap wasn't included. She hasn't found it yet, so while she searches, I made her one out of Fimo and magnets to tide her over.
Here's her before and after I repainted her. She had had a default face up, which was pretty, but it's no secret I have to paint all my own dolls or I can't bond with them. I'm slowly working on modding her body to be better functioning.
The DiM Happy Glamour Body is... janky at best. I restrung her with fresh elastic, and elongated the elastic slots on her thighs. Next up is hollowing out her hip sockets so she stops rocking back on her butt and finally sits up straight. I've never done mobility mods like this before, so it's kind of exciting!
Anyway, this is all for now! I'm still open for commission as my slots aren't filled. I'm itching to paint more dolls! Maybe I'll repaint my Fairyland LTF DES next...
Until next time!
Now that I've been back over a week from my vacation trip to Turkey with my dad, his girlfriend, and my wife, I can finally get back to painting dolls! Before I left I painted my wife's Aimerai QT Melodie in white skin, and when I got back I repainted my own Soom FC Chrom in bronze and I gave my April Story Betty on the NB-SD16 body a tattoo on the left arm and manicure.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
First up is my wife's Aimerai QT Melodie. This thing was truly a pain in the butt to work on... She does not like to stand or pose very well, and keeps flipping her wings around. And then my wife gave me a difficult concept to work with... carousel horse. I did my best, and she turned out cute, but boy am I glad she's done! I even gave her little earrings, and a mohair mane and tail!
Here's my Soom FC Chrom in bronze with his new face up. I really like the blushing a lot more this time around. His last face up wasn't bad, but he'd chipped the eyebrows by face-planting too often (old SG Soom body, it really can't pose very well...) and he got a new wig.
Here's the comparison to his last face up compared to his current one. He fought me bitterly on his eyebrows and eyelashes, but I persevered and won the war in the end... It took me like an hour of painting and redoing the eyebrows over and over. I even had to take a break because he was being that stubborn about them! I really need to get better white paint...
In the Owner Gallery is a picture of him with his wig and body. Poor thing is unevenly yellowed at this point, but I still love him, uneven coloring and all!
And now, last but not least, are the hands and the left arm of my April Story NB-SD16 girl body. I slaved over that tattoo for at least 6-7 hours, but probably longer. I did it in stages over the course of two days. Now I just need to tattoo her right arm too, but all in due time. This is the first full sleeve tattoo I've ever done and the first full color one to boot.
I'm debating adding a fake ring onto her hand as she's a married character, but I don't have her husband so it feels moot to do it. Maybe this is when they were still dating and her college days. Yeah, I'll go with that!
Here she is, and she definitely needs something on her other arm too, and maybe some cute little tattoos on her hips! I may also swap out her eyelashes for nicer blue ones that I got in from Taobao. I think that would look nice on her!
Anyway, that's all for now, I'm still open for commission and won't be raising my prices until summer so now is as good of a time as any to message me!
Until next time!
I was a busy bee again and managed to get two more face ups cranked out, one for a client, and another for myself. The commission face up is on a Flower & Junior Mizi.W in white skin, and the personal face up is on a Limhwa EOS Nina in normal skin. I'll get to the FYI after I post the images.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
Here is the Flower & Junior Mizi.W in white skin. Her theme was fantasy utilizing black, gold, and red. I'm really happy with how she came out! I kept the fantasy aspects off of the forehead as she has a wig with bangs. She's the sister to the Miracle Doll Jing I recently painted. So swirlies for both!
This also means I'm finally done with this huge commission of 4 fantasy face ups and a restring and suede job of an MSD body. Below is a picture of everything I worked on for that client.
I hope I get to see all of these dolls in their owner's pictures! I love owner pictures and need more of them!
But anyway, onto the other face up I completed today.
Here's my Limhwa EOS Nina in normal skin. I made her eyes before I did her face up and boy are they intense! I love that I was able to give her freckles (sometimes dolls will fight me on them...) as she's a redheaded character. Painting her went very smoothly too, only took 3 layers from start to finish. I'll pop a picture of her dressed and wigged below.
Now that all the new work is out of the way, onto the FYI!
I am open for commissions again now that I completed everything I had on my plate! Also, next month I'll be raising my prices by €5 on each sizing tier, so message me before April if you want the current prices still!
That's all from me for now, until next time!
I was a busy bee this week! I managed to crank out two more face ups, and did some maintenance on one of the dolls. I worked on an Anhais Studio Jupiter head, that was modled after Kylo Ren from the new Star Wars movies. I also worked on an old boy, a Dream of Doll Too.
Anyway, onto some pictures!
First up is the Dream of Doll Too in what we can assume is normal skin. He's so old that his headcap stays on by placing the S-hook in it. So I had to take him apart from the feet going up. I was given free reign on his face up, and decided to go a bit of a fantasy route along the eyes. He needed a bunch of other work too as his torso stabiliser had come loose, so I glued that back in place, restrung, and sueded him. Now he stands like a rock!
Here's a quick snapshot with my cell phone of him with his clothes and wig on. I could even get him to stand with a knee bent after I was done with him!
Anyway, now onto the next face up!
Here is the Anhais Studio Jupiter head that is based on Adam Driver, the actor who plays Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars films. Doing scars is always a fun, and annoying process because I use the PVA glue method. So it can take forever to dry depending on the size of the scar. Jupiter up there has a pretty big one, so I had to wait quite a while before I was able to start on the blushing part. I actually really love how his eyebrows turned out. I tried a more realistic approach to them rather than my usual style. Definitely paid off on such a realistic head!
Anyway, that's all from me for now. Until next time!
This past weekend I painted an old gal, a Blue Fairy Tiny Fairy Xiao from 2005. The client has had her since then and felt that she needed a make over and contacted me with the task. I was happy to repaint the girl into a sweeter expression.
I had a small mishap on the finishing touches and ended up having to paint her twice (I managed to scratch the face up as I was glueing eyelashes in place).
Anyway, without further ado, onto some pictures and the FYI under the break!
I was a busy bee this week, besides painting a Luts SDF 2016 Summer Event head, I also cleaned most of the apartment with my wife. She's finally back in Austria for the time being. Hopefully for good this time! Can't say more on it currently though.
But anyway, onto some pictures of the Luts head under the read more break!
Since I was out of commissions this past week, I decided to blush the torso of my LoongSoul 69cm small bust body in normal pink skin. I have one more commission on me that I just recently received, so once it stops snowing I'll be working on that head too. It's a Luts SDF 2016 Summer Event head that I recently sold to a friend.
Anyway, onto some pictures! I'll put them under the cat as they are NSFW in nature due to the nudity!
Well that was quick! I received a 3 head commission on Friday, and since I had nothing better to do and didn't feel like wiping any of my dolls I painted all 3 heads this weekend. I also blushed my LoongSoul ShenLuo's beast hands to boot.
The 3 heads were a Dream of Doll Petsha and two Doll Leaves Theresa heads. The DS heads are twins, but with different personalities. I had fun with all!
Anyway onto some pictures under the read more cut!
I hope everyone's had a good slide into the new year, I certainly did! I finally got the doll I ordered back in September on January 2nd, and I spent New Year's Eve with my sister and some friends. It was nice! Plus my wife is coming back for at least another 90 days on the 18th of this month! YAY!!
For the new work I have a Doll Love YouYou to show who I finished painting in December but was waiting on eyelashes, and my new girl, a LoongSoul ShenLuo Western White Tiger.
Without further ado, pictures under the cut!
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