It's been a while since I've thrown an update up here. Work has been good, though it eats up my weekdays like no tomorrow. So I've had to cram my commissions into the weekend because I just can't logistically work on them during the weekdays (I work 9-10 hour days and commute for 2 hours every day). Anyway, that hasn't stopped me from making progress on my large commission list!
The main doll I've been working on is the Resinsoul Sui. His colors are black and purple. His wings are huge, they are the length of my lower arm. Since I'm a herp derp and don't know how to use an airbrush, I've been blushing everything by hand with pastels. Let me show what I've done on him so far!
Here's everything I've done on him so far. His head and fantasy parts are all done, all that's left now is the body. I got the first layer on the body almost done, and then I'll seal and do a second layer to make the colors pop more. Please excuse the crappy quality pictures, they were taken with my cell phone.
I've also restrung and sueded him, as well as fixed a broken finger. He arrived to me with a finger broken off and I decided to fix it good. I drilled a hole into the hand and the finger, inserted a metal bar coated in superglue, filled in the minor gaps with epoxy and once it was all cured I sanded it smooth. The first two times I tried to fix the finger with just super glue or epoxy it wouldn't hold.
That is all for now, until next time!
I had a very productive Saturday yesterday, I did 3 face ups from start to finish! I painted a HZ Wang-Ye in tan skin, a Fairyland MNF RFA event head in natural skin, and a Resinsoul Rong head in white skin. The two MSD sized heads were from one client, and the Wang-Ye was from another. I have one more doll to do for that client and everyone can go home!
Anyway, without further ado, onto some pictures!
First up is the HZ Wang-Ye, or as the client calls him "Mr. Angry-Face". He came with a face up already which the client wanted me to redo with more anger in the brows. Before he kinda just looked like "Meh", now he's full on rage! Figuring out the blushing palette was interesting as his resin is kind of translucent.
Here's his before and after image. The client asked me to keep the designs as close as possible like on the first face up, but with some small modifications. He's definitely an angry doll!
Next up are the two MSD sized heads for a different client! I always love working on their dolls.
First up is the Fairyland MNF RFA event head in natural skin. With this face up I was asked for freckles along the cheeks and nose, natural blushing and make up. I always love doing freckles, pity hardly any of my dolls have them!
Then last, but certainly not least, is the Resinsoul Rong in white skin. She's a woodland sprite/nymph and I was asked to keep her color scheme in tune with that, but otherwise I had a lot of freedom. She was oddly yellowed in the face, which is really strange as she's been in a bag since the client dropped her off with me. I managed to cover it with the face up at least!
That's all for now, until next time!
I finished documenting the rest of the Ringdoll Teen Melody and her DikaDoll 1/3 Jointed Girl Hands in white skin. I also reached a huge milestone for myself. I got to 300 completed face ups! The Impldoll Isaac from the last post was #299, so I redid my Resinsoul Ai named Zephyra as #300, because it's tradition.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
First up is the Ringdoll Teen Girl body in normal skin and the DikaDoll 1/3 Jointed Girl hands that go with her. She's rosier in person, but my camera always washes out the details. I really should invest in a light box, but that'll have to wait until I'm in Austria. I'm getting all jittery at this point for the big move!
I also snapped a picture of the Ringdoll Teen Melody with her wig on to show to the client. They are happy with the work! Now to work on the rest of their commissions! I still got a Loongsoul White Tiger Ye and another head to work on for them.
Now onto the big #300! As a tradition I always redo my Resinsoul Ai when I reach a new 100th. She was originally my first face up, then my 100th, 200th, and now 300th! I like to always redo her in the same theme to see how I've improved in 99 face ups. It's kind of silly to always redo her, but I've stuck with it!
Anyway onto the pictures!
She's a wind/ice themed character, and I have a love for painting swirls. She's been in my collection the longest, I received her in June of 2011. I've hybrided her on a DF-A 60cm girl body with modded thighs to accommodate the Soom FC Beryl hooves. I really like how she turned out this time!
The first face up I had some help with on the eyebrows and eyelashes because I was getting a private face up workshop from a friend. The 100th face up I waaaay over blushed, and I was still using watercolor pencils. The 200th face up is very pale but nicely done. My favorite is definitely the 300th now, just the right amount of blushing, blending, and fantasy aspects.
That's it for now! Still got more stuff to work on. I think I'm staying closed with my face up shop until after I move to Austria. It's crunch time now and I can't take on anymore and hope to get them done in time...
Anyway, until next time!
It's been a looooong week for me work wise so it felt good to work on dolls today a bit! I mostly did modding work, I'm hoping to actually face up tomorrow!
I finally dyed the Ringdoll Fat Happiness to a nice chocolate tan color. It didn't turn out very even, but it's still decent for my first time dyeing a doll. I had already sanded him completely as he had a previous dye job that hadn't gone too well. The client is happy with the dye job, so now I can finally give him a face up!
What amazed me the most with the Fat Happiness is that he's a lot bigger than I thought! He's a large YoSD! Either way, I used iDye Poly in brown to get him this color. I kept increasing the timer to get all the pieces the same color roughly! It's amazing how different he looks from when he first arrived to me.
Then here's the other doll I modded today, a Resinsoul Mei in light tan/coffee color. The client only wanted me to give her fangs, they are going to try their hand at giving her a face up themselves. I was happy to do the mod for them. Once the fangs cure fully I'm going to clean up the grey on the lip.
That's it for now from me, until next time!
I hope everyone in the USA is having a nice 4th of July here. My day was fabulous! I'm finally back in my own home after living with my mom for two weeks post her surgery. She's recovering well, though she's still got a ways to go before she's back at 100%. My mom is a trooper though!
Anyway, since I'm back home, I've been able to work on commissions again. You guys have no idea how much I missed working on dolls! This also means I'm open for commissions again.
I managed to finish today a Resinsoul Mei on the Rong body in fleshtone skin. She's a spunky fairy with fiery red hair. The client had her directly sent to me from the company, and is her first doll on top of it!
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
First up are the face detail shots. I'm really liking the fat little eyebrows on her, which are very different from the usual style I do. Then again, I do enjoy pushing myself outside of my comfort zone! Also this is the 5th Mei I've worked on so far. It is such a versatile sculpt!
She also got a body blush with freckles and a manicure as well. I haven't done a fully body blush in a natural manner in quite a while, so it was refreshing to do so once again.
I really like the sculpting on the Rong hands, they are so lovely. The body is definitely better (in my eyes) than the single jointed one Mei usually comes on. I may suede it a little, just to help out with posing a bit.
Now I'm going to wind down for the evening, enjoy some chocolate, and try not to get spooked by the first fireworks. Until next time!
This past week was nuts with working both my jobs and running a ton of errands, but I did finally manage to get the Resinsoul Li done. I modded her ears from human to elf, color matched them, and gave her a face up. She's meant to look like Impa from Legend of Zelda.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
I had a lot of fun with this face up, and she did not fight me as hard on her eyebrows as the last white eyebrow-ed face up I did. I literally taped reference pictures of Impa the client kindly sent with to my cabinet. It helped while I was working for sure!
That's all from me for this weekend. I only had one day off (today), which is why I have only one face up to show. I have more to do of course, which I'll tackle through out this week I hope. Fingers crossed!
As I mentioned in my last post, I got married this last weekend. It was a beautiful (and super short) ceremony. I'm the one in the dress and my wife is the one in the knickers and tailcoat. The weather was wonderful, even if I ended up with a migraine just about every day of the weekend.
Anyway, now that the wedding is over and family members are back home, it was time to get back to work! What I worked on was a Bobobie/Resinsoul Ya dyed to be a lovely dark tan color.
For this face up I was asked to basically combine two of my previous face ups. Dark eyebrows, black and white eyelashes, and white freckles along the eyes with natural lips.
That is all for now! I'm still waiting on a few more commissions to trickle in, but at least my new MSC is set to arrive today.
Whew! I finally finished up the body work on two of my commissions, one was a Resinsoul Yao body (but just the hooves), and the other was a Soom MD Thera body. The Soom Thera got her torso blushed, a manicure, hoof blushing, a face up, and her horns were painted. I need to redo her horns though as the gloss peeled a little due to handling too early.
Anyway, onto some pictures!
Here are the hooves on the Resinsoul Yao body in the light/coffee tan that Resinsoul/Bobobie offers. I matched them to the colors I used in the face up.
Then here we have all the body work done on the Soom MD Thera in the original cream white. I'll have to repaint the horns because the gloss peeled off a little due to handling them too soon after drying.
Otherwise she's done! Now to work on the rest of my commissions once the weather permits!
Yesterday was a busy day for me! I worked on 3 heads, of which I completed 2 and the third is about halfway done.
The top two are done, the bottom one is not but it's too humid this morning to face up and my back up place (old college) isn't open 'til noon today. That's where I was yesterday too, but after working from 9am to 3pm I realized I was very very hungry, so I had to stop for the day.
This one is a Garden of Dolls Narah in light tan/coffee skin. It was interesting working on a sculpt with such prominent lips. I was asked to make her eyes look bigger and to give her freckles, the rest was up to me. She's a fawn and I'll be working on her body soon as well, just need to blush the hooves! I also realized when I was editing the pictures that she's derp eyed... oops!
Then here we have another Resinsoul Mei, but this time in fleshtone and with a natural face up. Now I just need to restring her body as she's very floppy. It's kind of funny how both completed face ups from yesterday ended up with freckles.
Hopefully soon I'll be able to finish my own Fairyland LTF Juri 2013 faceplate (which I started yesterday). She's going to be a little half dragon girl and will be super cute (I hope) once done.
That's all for now!
I did it, guys! I got to 200 face ups after 4 years since my first one. I've been in the face up business for 3.5 years, but this is a monumental number for me.
My first face up was started in July of 2011, and finally completed in August (a good friend of mine was showing me how to face up) of the same year. So yeah, it literally took me 4 years to get to 200.
Anyway, enough jabbering and onto some pictures!
This is my third face up on my Resinsoul Ai head. The first face up I gave her was also my first face up in general. The second one was my 100th face up, and now this one is my 200th. Now I just need to get another 99 face ups done so I can redo her as my 300th!
It's such fun seeing how much I've improved over the years. I also want to post my latest collage update now that I have 200 face ups on it. It's been a while since I posted it last!
Thank you for going on this great journey with me everyone. And now back to commissions! Until next time!
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