I've been trying to knock out as many commissions as I can in a timely manner and have gotten my to do list down to 3 projects. The MH dolls are more for fun than anything, so those are an extremely low priority.
But anyway, in the past few days I've worked on a Soom MD Ace and an Oceanmoon Sa-Yu BoNee. They both look so incredibly different, it's crazy! Both are white skin, but just the looks I was asked to do by the owners are so varied that it's fun to see.
First up is the Soom MD Ace. I did blush her feet and ears too, but I didn't get good documentation of those yet, and will need to re-document her face up too. But she's so cute, poses like crud, but she makes up for it by being cute. What was fun too was that I was just sent a picture of the wig color and I still managed to match it pretty well. I'm proud of myself.
And here we have my friend's Oceanmoon Sa-Yu BoNee. I actually documented the process of her face up while I was working on her for my new book. Yes, I am making a new face up book, one much more up to date than my last one and it'll have 3 face ups in it. I'll be bringing it out through Createspace so it won't be as expensive for the amount of content as the last one. Either way, I'm almost done with it, just need pictures for one of the chapters and 2 more face ups to document the process of. I'm hoping to bring it out by the end of the year!
Technically I finished two face ups today and a fantasy ear blush, but I still need to add gloss and eyelashes to one of the heads, so I'm only showing off the Dollzone Gretta with Una ears.
She's really cool and belongs to my partner. Her name is Reveta and she is on a Doll Chateau Y-03 body, which is amazing. I really need to take some good pictures of it!
The last commission I was working on I decided to photograph all the stuff I lug with me to face up. Here is everything contained.
And here we have everything unpacked and set up to work.
I labeled everything for the fun of it. All I'm missing from this picture is my sketchbook in which I grind up the pastels. It's expensive being a start up face up artist, but it's well worth it and the materials will pay for themselves after a while. The sad thing is, I still want more pastels...
Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for the Impldoll Xavier I worked on, I just need to document him real quick!
I decided to share my doll family once again since the weather's been awful for face up-ing. I did clean up the Impldoll Xavier in my care, so he's ready to be made all pretty and stuff.
Anyway, this is my current doll set up:
Three of the dolls belong to my partner, but since we live together they get to sit with the others. I currently have 10 dolls and 1 floating head. The head has a new body on order and she's going to look amazing! I've also realized that half of my dolls are hybrids.
In the picture we have:
Back row: Lily (DZ Miss Kitty Head in the cage), Zephyra (RS Ai/DF-A/Soom Beryl hybrid), Val (DZ Chen), and Eva (DZ April who belongs to my partner).
Middle Row: Ursa (DZ Shoyo), Cel (Soom Shale who belongs to my partner), and Elyra (FL MNF Ryeon).
Front Row: Autumn (AoD AiAi/FL LTF hybrid), Liam (Impldoll Aldrich/Soom Chrom Hybrid), Prem (FL LTF Dark Elf Soo/Daisy Dayes hybrid who belongs to my partner), Rose (modded DZ Sheep/Daisy Dayes hybrid), Diuris (FL LTF Chiwoo Elf Girl) and Talulah (DZ Chinese Dragon Girl/DZ Miss Kitty Hybrid).
Within the next week my partner is receiving another doll, a DZ Gretta with Una ears/ DC Y-03 hybrid. I just bought a wig for her so that should arrive within the week too. I can't wait to work on her as well.
Either way, as you can see I have a lot of dolls, and I like showing them off in a pyramid structure. I once tried a different set up, but it looked horrible so I quickly changed it back to this one.
Almost all the dolls in this picture have face ups by me, only Eva and Talulah don't. Though Talulah will soon get wiped and have a new face up painted on her.
When I came home from work on Tuesday, I found a crazy hybrid on the doll dresser. My partner and a friend had decided to take the body from one doll, who was getting a new one anyway, and stick the head of another doll on it that I was intending on selling.
The end result is this:
This hybrid is made of a Dollzone Miss Kitty body with the head from a Dollzone Chinese Dragon Girl and her feet as hands. The wings were made by me and are in fact resin. I love this hybrid so much that I'm going to do a small mod to her butt so I can put her tail on! The magnet fell out of her butt so what I want to do is put a small hook screw into the hole to attach the tail elastic on to.
So this is one of my craziest looking hybrids right now. I have a lot of hybrids (6) at this point. The only sucky thing is, that I have this thing about having an even number of dolls. Now I have 11 again. I didn't want any more dolls, but unfortunately I found one to be a new character of mine. So I might be ordering a Souldoll Juana in the near future.
Also, is it bad that I want to wipe her cute little face up and do my own just so that all my dolls have one of my face ups?
Iza's Face Ups
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