Double Commission Done! 4-24-16
I finished up the Luts Delf Ju Hee yesterday along with tweaking the Luts Senior Delf Juniper a little upon the client's feedback. I had so much fun with both.
Here's the Juniper, all I tweaked on her were the lips to give her more of a little smile. I still need to try some various wigs on her and report to the client. I offered to try out my 8-9 wigs on her to see what brands fit the best.
Then we have the Ju Hee, who got a face up and body blush with a bloody manicure. She was an interesting challenge because my grey pastels apparently don't like building up easily so it took several layers to do so.
First up is her face up work. She's meant to be a Yurei, a Japanese ghost. It was funny to me to compare her to the Luts promo pictures of her once I was done painting her. She looks so sweet and innocent on the Luts site.
And then here we have the body blush I did on her along with her bloody manicure. I liked working on this doll a lot as it pushed me outside of my usual boundaries. I also learned how to mix a blood red color finally! Took some Carmin red with Burnt Sienna and a touch of Purple.
I'll end this post with a picture of the Ju Hee with a random wig of mine on her. Have a good one you guys!
Face Up of April 18th, 2016 + FYI
Technically I finished this face up yesterday, but I didn't get around to posting it here until now! This time I got to work on a Luts Senior Delf Juniper in normal skin. The owner had her sent (along with a friend's doll, they ordered together) directly to me from Luts to save on shipping. I'm really looking forward to working on the second doll too as she's a Japanese ghost.
Anyway, onto some pictures!
She was a fun gal to work on, and the clients were nice enough to provide me with eyelashes and face masks. Not that I mind grabbing into my own stock as I provide all sorts of eyelashes for free, but it was still really nice! This head also bitterly fought me on painting her lower eyelashes, but I prevailed!
And just for something fun, a friend of mine on Facebook asked to see face up improvement collages, so I redid mine that showed my first three compared to my last three. It's always fun to see how one improves!
I've definitely stepped up my eyebrow and eyelash game! I was pretty terrified of eyelashes when I started, and usually avoided doing them if I could. Now they are some of my favorite things to do along with eyebrow detailing.
I switched from watercolor pencils to paint in that time. That alone bared some challenges to learn a new skill set. I'll openly admit that my first face ups after switching from pencil to brush were awful. Getting good liner brushes definitely helped as I only had a short tiny detail brush at the time.
In other news, I'll be experimenting with some different sealants, such as Citadel Purity Seal and Army Painter Anti-Shine Matte Varnish as it's getting harder and harder to find MSC for a good price, or at all. All my usual sources only have it in gloss or for the cost of my soul. I still have like 3 bottles of MSC, which I'll continue to use for commissions, but on my own dolls I'll try out the other sealants, to test how I can work with them.
That's enough from me, until next time!
New Face Up April 14th, 2016!
Technically I finished the face up yesterday, but didn't get around to posting it. I started it on Tuesday evening, and finished it up Wednesday morning. I was given artist's choice with this one. She's a Fairyland MNF R.A. event head from the Fairy Line release. The weather's been gorgeous here so I can work anytime on face ups!
Without further ado, let's get to the pictures!
The head belongs to a good friend of mine, and she wanted me to do whatever I felt like doing with the face up. The first thing I did was do freckles as I know she loves them on dolls. I sent her progress photos, but she hasn't responded yet to the final pictures yet. Soon I hope!
I knew I wanted to do a fantasy face up again since I've mostly been doing natural or basic face ups lately. Nothing wrong with those of course, but sometimes I just get the itchy for fantasy swirls!
This week has been busy at work. Normally I just work part time, but this week my schedule's been shifted a little. On Monday instead of opening I closed, and Wednesday I worked an extra two hours, and today I do a full 8 hour shift as one of my fellow receptionists is ill and I don't mind covering for her. I also got the new website for work up and running, and am helping to maintain it along with the FB page. It's a lot of work, but also a lot of fun!
Anyway, I should stop blathering now. Have a great day everyone!
Angry Little Face Up
I was finally able to do a new face up yesterday on a Fairyland PukiPuki ChiChi in natural skin. He's such an angry tiny little face. It's always fun for me to work on the tinies even if sometimes I feel like my eyes are going to pop out of my head. Hooray for hyper close up vision (I'm very near sighted)!
Anyway, onto some pictures!
He really is minuscule! When I looked up the sculpt on Flickr I learned that he often comes with a rude hand, which I think is adorably offensive. The tiny skull on the cheek is actually painted by me, and is very tiny, no bigger than 2.5mm at best. I was amazed that my hands were steady enough for it!
Such a smol head next to a US quarter, just to give an idea of how tiny he really is.
Iza's Face Ups
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