I was a busy bee again. I painted my April Story Betty's other arm (just one tattoo though, not a whole sleeve this time), and I finally had a commission come in, an Angell Studio Hong Yu in normal pink skin. I have a couple more commissions lined up, just waiting on them to be shipped my way!
Anyway, without further ado, onto some pictures!
Here's my April Story NB-SD16 body's right arm with a lovely tattoo of a mermaid. That tattoo is so small as the arm is 1/3 scale! I used a mechanical pencil for the lines, and the colors were added with pastels and a little bit of watercolor pencils. I'm really happy with the outcome!
Just a small shot of what I've customized on her. I'm still debating adding some tattoos to her hips to peek out above her pants. I think that would look cute, maybe some jellyfish?
And here we have the Angell Studio Hong Yu. I'm really happy with how she came out. I was working with the client in real time to get the face up as close to their vision as I could. They sent me several screenshots of their character, and I feel she's really close! I also made her some eyes real quick while the client searches for the perfect eyes for her!
That's all from me for now, 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 the last week and finished up a gift for my sister, and a commission from a dear friend of mine. For my sister I worked on a Doll Family-A Mon and for my friend I painted their PinkVetch Voador flying pig and his mask.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
Here's the Doll Family-A Mon in normal pink skin. I went with a stylized approach for him as his sculpting is very stylized. My sister asked me to write "Affe" (German word for Monkey) on his belly as a joke, but I did it anyway. I'll be handing him over to her in the next couple of days as he's her first and only BJD!
Then here is my friend's PinkVetch Voador flying pig with mask in white skin. I easily spent over 4 hours in one sitting painting him and I wasn't done! I was given artist choice, so I picked some colors I know my friend likes and went with that. I actually really love how he turned out. I can't wait to see some owner pictures!
Also, I still have plenty of slots open. I decided to put off raising my prices for now. So if you have a head rolling around at home in need of a face up and like my style, please don't hesitate to message me!
Until next time!
I'm back in the groove for commission work again! This past week I whipped up a face up on a Fairyland RealFee Haru in natural skin. The client asked me to put a Celtic knot on her forehead, which was a fun challenge for me!
Without further ado, some pictures!
She has a really cute little bird like nose, it's quite adorable! It took me like 2-3 tries to get the Celtic knot good, because I wasn't entirely sure how to do it. Finally I just painted it on with pastels and then went over it with watercolor paint just to erase the pastels again.
The next one up for this client is a RealFee Mari, who's going to have scales! I love doing scales, it's always so much fun!
After these last heads arrive, I'm going to close up for the time being just to get through them all. I do keep my waitlist open though!
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