I haven't raised my prices in over a year, so it's time to do so. I feel I'm improved enough to do so. I'm only going to raise my face up and body work prices by $5 each. I think that's very reasonable.
Those who I've already quoted are still going to get the quoted price, so no need to fret if you are a current customer and in the middle of commissioning me!
Also I started a new job, so now I have weekends off again rather than Mondays and Tuesdays. Such a strange concept to me after almost 2 years of my life! I'll be going to Anime Detour this weekend, so I'll be sprinkling in face up work in the mornings and evenings as long as I'm not too brain dead!
I'm filled on commissions at this point, but my wait list is open as I clear them out. And the last bit of news I got is that my birthday is next week! Right on April 1st. Yes, I'm an April fool's baby (there is a joke behind that but I'll spare you the details). Good thing I love terrible jokes!
I'll be going to Anime Detour in about two weeks and The Junky Spot donated a Resinsoul Mei in white skin to a raffle. A friend of mine donated a wig and shoes for her and we're hoping a friend of hers will donate an outfit. I donated a pair of eyes and a face up to the cause.
I just got around to painting her yesterday because the weather was gorgeous. Today it's much colder so I might not be able to face up until the afternoon.
But anyway, onto the pictures of the face up!
I hope whoever gets to take this cutie home will love her to bits. I replaced her stringing because she was a limp noodle. I may suede her still because she's very snappy and kicky, but all Resinsoul dolls are honestly.
Just look at that cute face with her wig! She's going to be a great doll for someone very lucky. If any of you are in the MN area I hope to see you at Anime Detour! That'll be my first convention I've ever gone to, so I hope I'll have fun.
I decided randomly yesterday to redo my Fairyland LTF Chiwoo Elf Girl's face up yesterday and while doing so I also painted her sleeping plate at the same time.
She turned out pretty cute, though her eyelashes on the sleeping plate where a nightmare to apply. Don't get me wrong, I really like them, but she was fighting me bitterly on them. She also said no to freckles this time. I tried, but they didn't look good so I just wiped them all off again.
Anyway, onto the detail shots!
Isn't she cute? The orchid over the eye turned out a lot darker than anticipated, but it's still pretty at least. Over all I'm happy with the face up. My neck hurt after the many hours it took to get the face ups done, but it was totally worth it.
Now that it's March I'm open for commissions again! I've already knocked out two heads for commission. I also redid my Mystic Kids Miri (again), but she looks better than ever! But first I'll show my commissions.
First up is a Sweet Dolls Aiden in normal pink skin. The head is technically a boy one, but the owner has it on a girl body, so girly face up it is! She also is a redhead and I was asked to put freckles on her, so I did. She turned out pretty cute.
Next up is a Fairyland MNF Ante in tan skin. Fairyland tan is to die for, it's such a pretty color! The eyebrows are a dark grey because her wig is silver. She keeps going wonky eyed on me, so I'll need to fix that, again.
And then last, but certainly not least, is my own Mystic Kids Miri in normal pink skin. I've been wanting to do a galaxy themed face up for ages. I'm really happy with how she turned out. Her last face up was just too plain and disgruntled looking.
I'm not sure whether I'll keep her name (Jolene) or change it. So far I still call her Jolene, but I'm not sure if it's "fancy" enough for a fallen star. Either way I'm super pleased with her face up now.
Now to de-yellow the Dollshe Saint I got hanging out so I can paint him too. And of course the PukiFee faceplate needs to be painted as well.
I did a face up yesterday and today, and they are posted to the examples page, I just haven't posted a blog post with them yet. Bad me!
Anyway, I redid my Dollzone Miss Kitty and Dollzone Chen's face up in the last two days. Neither changed much, they are mostly just redos for the characters just to update the technique. Both turned out lovely, though with the DZ Chen I tried applied eyelashes and after about 2 hours decided to pull them off. Oh well, Val just isn't the lashy kinda guy.
First up is my Dollzone Miss Kitty who I repainted yesterday. She's my always concerned little lion girl who is actually on a DC K-01 body with Soom MD Cheshire paws. I also recently discovered she likes to wear pants. Who knew?
Then we have my Dollzone Chen, who's been in my collection for a good 3.5 years. He was originally my third face up, then my 38th, and now my 171st. I actually have pulled off the eyelashes at this point but didn't retake the pictures. He simply looks better without them...
That's it for now of my own crew. With March right around the corner it's time to work on commissions again. This time off has been very refreshing and it was nice being able to redo a few of my own dolls.
Iza's Face Ups
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