Yesterday after my step grandma's funeral I decided to wind down by doing a face up. This one is for a friend on her Dollzone Mini Scarecrow Hal in normal pink. She'll be picking her up in person this Sunday, so no need for postage!
The Dollzone tiny body is really good at holding poses. I was experimenting a bit to see how flexible it really is. Found out she can stand on one foot without sueding or wiring!
Anyway, onto some pictures!
It's kind of funny, almost every face up I've done for this friend (who I adore dearly) she's requested freckles on it. Not that I mind, I love doing freckles, it's just something I noticed.
Isn't she a cutie? Excuse the crappy cell phone photo, but I was quite proud of this pose for her!
In other news, I received a large multi-part commission from a client that had her dolls sent to me directly from Luts. I look forward to working on them too!
I just got home from celebrating easter with my wife and my family, and it was quite lovely. We created a giant photo collage to commemorate my late step grandma who just passed away this week. The funeral is on Wednesday, so I took that day off from all work.
In happier news, I did get around to painting my giant mermaid girl from Dollzone. She's a hybrid with a Minas head on a Sawarieda body. I painted her yesterday in the morning, but didn't get around to documenting her until today.
She turned out quite pretty in my opinion, though I'm not entirely sold on the teeth on this sculpt. I normally dislike my dolls having teeth, but this was the only head I liked from DZ when I ordered the Sawarieda within a week of her release. I'm still sad that Dollzone discontinued all of their old dolls...
Anyway, I'll eventually blush her body too, but that's going to be quite the under taking! I'm going to buy alternative sealant like Purity Seal or Army Painter Matte Varnish to do it with so I can save my MSC for face ups.
Here's a picture of her currently taken last night with my cell phone. She's a massive doll and doesn't even fit on my work desk. I dread taking her apart for blushing! Her name is Sam, and she's my siren character. I'm tempted down the line when I eventually repaint her to mod her little buck teeth to pointed and give her long fin like ears!
Either way, happy easter!
While being stuck at home in blizzard yesterday afternoon, I decided to spend my time productively and do a face up! I repainted a friend's LumeDoll Blaze in tan skin. For some reason his face up keeps chipping after a while, this is the third time I've painted him!
The first time it peeled off because I worked in too humid conditions, the second time it took longer but I think I had a bad batch of sealant. Here's to hoping that this time the face up stays!
Anyway, onto some pictures!
These pictures do not show how tiny he actually is, which is why I have a picture of him in my hand as well (I have smallish hands being only 5'1" or 155cm tall). This is the best he's turned out so far!
I also finally figured out how to do his eyebrows without making him look surprised, and I'm really proud of his beard too!
And now for his two previous face ups!
That's it from me for now! I'm steadily making my way through all the commissions I have currently.
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!
I finally got to 230 completed face ups! This is also my 4th face up on a Resinsoul Mei. It's such a pretty and versatile sculpt. I also blushed some Withdoll MSD Boy Hands with the face up. The RS Mei is in fleshtone (which is a normal pink color), and the hands are in white skin. I was asked to blush a happy medium tone between the two.
First up, the face up on the Resinsoul Mei. He's an elf boy, and for inspiration I was given pictures of Legolas and Thranduil from Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit. I wasn't sent eyes with so I just used some spare ones I had laying around.
Then here we have the Withdoll MSD boy hands in white skin. They were a lot of fun to blush, I used the same colors as I did on the face up to pull it all together.
And just a picture of the hands with the head. It obviously isn't a perfect match, but I didn't want to go too pink as then the hands would look weird on the body.
Now that the work's been shown, it's time to post an updated face up portfolio collage! It just keeps getting bigger and bigger!
What a lovely sight! It's always so much fun for me to look over this collage and see how much I've improved since starting to do face ups in late 2011. I've been at it about 4.5 years now. What a ride it's been!
I wasn't quite as productive as I'd hoped, but I did get one face up done today, one I've been sitting on a while. The Doll Chateau Jakov finally got his face up, now I just need to do his body too.
His face up is heavily inspired by David Bowie and is a tribute doll to the late artist. It's an interesting style to work in. Otherwise I have a lot of free reign with the body work, just the face up had a theme.
I'm slowly working on the rest of the commissions as well. I may need to take on less for a while while I get my health sorted out. My chronic migraines have been getting a lot worse.
Either way, hopefully tomorrow I'll have more to show!
Well, sadly I wasn't quite as productive this month as last as I had waaaay too much going on in my personal life, but at least I did get things done.
This weekend I was going to be a lean mean painting machine, but my body decided otherwise, or rather my head (3 day migraine for the lose). At least I did get one face up done on an Angell-Studio Dina. I'm really proud of it because I managed to do it while having a raging migraine.
Anyway, onto some pictures!
The eyebrows alone took me over an hour to get right. White eyebrows are some of the hardest for me to do because my white pastels don't like to stick very well, or show up after I seal. So I have to free hand the eyebrow hairs completely without a base. I kept wiping them off and redoing them.
I'm also glad with this face up that I could show that I can apply piercings to dolls as well. These are just glued on, but I do have a pin vice with which I can drill holes through the ears of dolls. I stock rings and tiny balls in gold and silver currently. I did order some tiny tiny spikes as well off of ebay recently, but those I gotta wait on still at least a month!
That's all from me for now, hopefully I'll be able to show new work soon!
Iza's Face Ups
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