Two New Face Ups!
After not being able to face up for about 2 weeks due to working extra hours and the weather being abysmal, I was finally about to produce two face ups for a friend of mine and her sister. Both required a cleaning before I could work on them, but that's not a big deal to me usually
Anyway, onto some pictures!
First up is my friends Fairyland MNF Juri 2011, who is very rare, and even rarer to find unmodded! Getting her old face up off was a nightmare, even with the Winsow & Newton brush cleaner it took me forever to get her clean. Either way, she is clean, washed, sealed, and repainted.
My friend loves the way she turned out! My directions were to make her look happy, pink lips, brown eyebrows, freckles on the nose and cheeks, and black eyelashes. I'm super happy too with the result!
I'm also including a quick before and after picture of her, just to show how different she looks after my handiwork. The old face up definitely wasn't bad or mediocre, it just wasn't what the new owner (my friend) wanted.
Then here we have my friend's sister's doll, a Fairyland MNF Mirwen in natural skin. I was asked for dark eyes, dark lips, and loooong eye lashes along with a beauty mark under her eye, didn't matter which side.
She was fun to work on since she didn't want her looking angry or sad, which is often hard to do with how the Mirwen brow bone is sculpted. I didn't have her eyes on me (she has green eyes and I didn't have any in her size in my jar), so I put some amber ones in her.
I also did a before and after shot of her too. I also love seeing how different dolls look painted by different artists. It's always so amazing to me!
That's all for now for face ups. Soon I will make a blog post about 2015 in review. I have the image ready and my thoughts gathered, I just haven't had the time yet to write it all up and post it! Stay tuned!
First New Face Ups of 2016
This weekend was a busy one for me! I completed the face up I showed last time, and did a full one as well on top of it.
The Doll in Mind Rain just got his last touches this morning (gloss) and he was approved fully as well so he's ready to go home. Then the other face up I did was on my wife's Luts HDF Centaur Madeleine in real skin brown.
Anyway, onto some pictures!
First up is the Doll in Mind Rain in normal skin. He was a very interesting face up for me to work on.
Then here we have the Luts HDF Madeleine in real skin brown. We're still waiting on her proper wig to arrive, but it's in customs right now so it should be here by the end of the week! Entertainingly enough it'll get here right while my wife is out of state. Whoops!
FYI - New Prices & WIP
Happy new year everyone! I made it back to the USA roughly a week ago and jumped straight back to work at my day job. I just got done with a 6 day work week. That was exhausting!
Anyway, I put live my new prices, a $5 increase for each size, and I decided to charge extra for fantasy face ups again as they do take me a lot longer than a basic/natural one. I also changed that I'll ask for half up front for payment, and the rest when I'm done and have the work approved. I also offer layaway for jobs totaling a minimum of $100.
Now for the WIP. I did find some time to finally get working on the Doll in Mind Rain USPS lost for a while and arrived late to me. I'm not done yet, I'm about 2/3 there though!
Things I still need to add with him are red to the eyebrows, eye details, and robins egg blue coloring to the outer corner of the lips. I'll be able to work on him more tomorrow, today I'm too tired after working again.
Iza's Face Ups
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