Well, I'm moving at the end of this week, so all my dolls got packed up along with my girlfriend's. Never fear, I'm only moving to a new apartment within the same complex, just a different building. We've amassed a lot of dolls, most of the big ones are mine, I seem to like my dolls really big. Oh well, I call them lardbutts. One doll is visit currently from a friend to have her hand repaired. That'll have to be done next week probably when not everything's packed away!
Either way, I will resume working on dolls starting early next week since everything's packed away at this point. Oh the joys of moving...
Hi, I just received the contact form from you, but your email address apparently is invalid so I cannot send a reply so I have to answer her.
No, I do not make the dolls, but I do paint their whole bodies, faces included. I also do small modifications, but I don't really offer them as services yet.
Send me another form with your right email please, there might be a spelling error, I don't know, but I simply can't send an email back.
Slowly but surely I've been working on some wings to market and sell for BJDs. I'm currently still at the prototype stage, but I'm slowly getting there. I've made the magnets fit at this point and the wings no longer droop when put on the doll through clothing. Now I just need 8mm x1mm N50 magnets to stick under clothing so that the wings will stay in place!
I can hardly wait to make molds and cast them! I'm so excited at this point!!
This doll is named Akemi and belongs to a good friend of mine. I redid her face up for a book I wrote on how to do face ups.
The book is called Face Up Handbook and can be found on Lulu and Amazon. Click on the image for a link to it.
I spent a lot of time on it and did everything from writing to illustrating, editing, and putting it together. I had some friends help me take pictures as I was working. I will later do a more in-depth review of the book and post it to here with pictures. I cover everything from materials (the good, the bad, and the horrific), cleaning, respiratory protection, sealing, color theory, picking colors, to actually doing the face up step by step with large full color pictures. Mind you it is my style of working and is not the way of working.
Well, this one was fun! When I first got him, he looked like a Vulcan drag queen to me. Nothing against vulcans, drag queens, or even vulcan drag queens, but Mort just isn't one. So I wiped his face up and did my own. Sadly I wasn't very good yet, my blushing was nice, but my eyebrows and lips were horrible. Also it took me a good 45 minutes to scrub his face semi clean. Dragondoll certainly seals their face ups well!
Either way, about half a year later I looked at him again and decided, "Mort, I'm going to make you look like a dragon warrior!" so I wiped him again and started over. I am much happier with his face up now, as is he.
This was the first face up I ever did back in July 2011. I did receive help with this one on the eyebrows and eyelashes, but everything else I did myself.
I'm still really proud of this face up, especially as a first. She's currently a floating head because I didn't like her body... at all, so she gets to hang out with some other floaters, but she is destined for a new body!
Iza's Face Ups
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