I was given this AoD AiAi head to do with as I please and to keep, so I've decided I'm going to give it a fall inspired face up for BJDCollectasy's Autumn Face Up Project. I've participated in both the spring and summer ones, so I'm looking forward to this one too!
I already have a general idea as to what to do, but I won't know for sure until I actually start painting it. The head is damaged on the inside of the headcap, so I tried to install magnets. It worked, mostly, I still need to tape the back to keep it from popping up (The magnets are crooked), but oh well. I might end up selling this head after I'm done painting it. It would be much, at most like $50. I have enough floaters as is...
I've also had the brilliant idea of making a full doll myself of my species called Sielien. They average at 8 feet, though usually they're a little taller.
I want to make them at 1/4 scale, which would still make them about 2 feet (61cm) tall, so if you want them to be 1/4, they can be, but if you want them to be 1/3, they can be that too.
It would be a massive undertaking to make them, but I'm oddly excited by the idea. I've hardly seen four armed dolls from companies other than maybe 2 or 3. I've had this species running around in my head since I was about 13 years old, so I am very fond of them. I'd try to make them a jointed tail, but no promises there.
A little about Sieliens. They are community creatures and move with elegance and grace. They never sit still, ever, not even in their sleep. If you see a Sielien perfectly still, you can safely assume they are dead. It's like their entire species is affected by ADHD. Either way, they hardly communicate through speech even if perfectly capable of doing so. They "talk" through body language and use their hands to sign, which is why no one can fully learn their language, other species, like humans, simply don't have enough arms. They are omnivores and excellent hunters. They are also matriarchal, but men aren't subjugated, they simply can't be the head of the tribe on their own.
I could write forever about them, but I'll end it here with a general overview of them. Would anyone be interested in one as a doll? I will definitely make one for myself. Eventually. I have a lot of sculpting ahead of me.
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