New Work 08-27-16
I got some new work to show after a crazy busy work week. I painted my wife's Fairyland RealFee Mari's open and sleeping plates this week, which turned out to be a little more tedious than anticipated. Either way, we're both happy with the end result and she's done!
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
The theme was feathers as this girl is on the Fairyland Hippogriff Rus body, so the face up had to be tied back to it. I need to poke my wife to take some good pictures of her now that she's painted.
I had to work on both faces at the same time to keep them close enough. Gluing the eyelashes onto the sleeping plate was a nightmare. I was ready to chuck the faceplate across the room, but I refrained. Either way, she's done!
I'll end this post with a quick picture of her on her body. Until next time!
New Work - Aug 22nd, 2016
Oh man, with my new work schedule (that still changes from week to week after heaving a steady set schedule for over a year) has been really cutting into my face up time. I will get my last few commissions done though, I'll just have to do some time juggling!
Anyway, this weekend I completed an Iplehouse YID Erica and another Fairyland LTF Rolly VE with an eye opening mod.
First up is the Iplehouse YID Erica in special real skin. She was a lot of fun to work on to give her an icy look. Sorry for the third image being blurry, I'd already packed up the head so I couldn't retake that one.
Then we have a dear friend's Fairyland LTF Rolly VE in natural skin. Her eyes were already opened by a previous artist, but I opened and shaped them a little more to make her less sleepy looking. I was asked to match her eyebrows and eyelashes to her wig, and give her blue eyeliner along with light freckles. This is at least her 3rd face up, I'm the third artist to work on her.
Here's a before and after of her last face up by another artist that sadly chipped. She made a character change, hence why she needed a new look anyway! Eye opening mods with existing eyewells are a lot less intimidating than I thought they'd be. Before this I've done an eye closing mod, which wasn't too difficult either. It's kind of entertaining how I'm branching out into modding.
I'm expecting another face up to do for the same client/friend that the Rolly belongs to, as another one of her doll's face up chipped. She always has such fun concepts for me to work off of!
Either way, that's it for now, until next time!
New Work 08-13-16
Alrighty! I have two more face ups to show, one is an Unoa Chibi Roar face plate in normal skin and the other is an Iplehouse SID Lee in special real skin. They are from separate clients, which is why they are so vastly differently themed.
Anyway, onto some pictures!
First up is the Unoa Chibi Roar face plate. She's a spunky little sassy thing. The only difficulty I ran into was the sculpted eyebrows. They were just higher up than I would have placed the eyebrows personally. Either way, she's a cute one!
Then here we have the Iplehouse SID Lee, who got some facial hair and bushy man-brows. The special real skin is an interesting tan color, but at least I figured out a good palette for it color wise. This is only the second Iplehouse head I've worked on, and it also ended up with facial hair. That's going of amusing to me!
Oh! The Iplehouse face up is now my 260th to date! Which means that I get to post another collage update!
This year so far I've done 45 face ups this year! Let's see how many more I can do by the end of this year!
That's it for now from me, until next time!
New Work 08-09-16 + FYI
This weekend I managed to finish not one, but two face ups! They're both from one client and I have one more to do for them before I'm fully done with the job. I worked so far on an April Story Lilian and a Doll Love YiYi. They both are supposed to be rather cute, which I was happy to do!
Anyway, onto some pictures!
First up is the April Story Lilian in normal skin, which is also the first April Story doll I've ever worked on. The sculpting is very nice, though she does have some very prominent canine teeth. Not that they're ugly or anything, they're just much more forward than the rest of her sculpted teeth. Either way, she was lovely to work on.
And then here we have the Doll Love YiYi in normal pink skin. I really like her cute little smile! She came with a chipped default face up, which is why the client wanted me to redo her for her. Basically the guidelines for her were pink and cute. She fought me a little on her eyelashes while painting them, but I won in the end!
Now for the FYI:
My hours are going to be increasing at work, so I'll have less time to work on dolls as I'll be working more. That means I may have to take on less commissions, but we will see. One of the 3 receptionists (including me) is going on maternity leave by the end of this week, so I'll be taking over some of her hours.
It can also mean that my turn around time for multipart commissions is going to increase as I'll have to figure out how to manage my free time all over again to divide it into chill and commission work time.
I just figured I'd give you guys a heads up! That's all for now from me, until next time when I have more to show!
New Work - 08-04-16
I finally was able to finish one of my more difficult commissions, lots of first things to be done for me as a face up artist with this one! The commission consisted of working on a Dollclans Vezeto in normal skin and an Iplehouse SID male torso in special real skin.
The work that needed to be done was extensive. I had to mod the neck smaller by about 1.5cm (first neck mod ever for me), color match the head to the torso, blush the torso and paint body hair, and then finally also a face up on the head. The color match alone took me 3 days to do as I did it all with pastels. I sadly don't know how to use an airbrush.
Either way, onto some pictures!
First up is the head, he's quite a few shades darker now than when he came to me. I struggled with the color match because I started it too orange, so I kept on having to put layers of light blue over it to tone it down. It turned out a little dark, but it's much better than before I blushed him! In the last picture you can see his headcap as a comparison.
Then here we have the body, or rather the torso of an Iplehouse SID male body in special real skin. The mod took quite a while to do too, and I had to use my dremel to get anywhere with it. Once I had it almost small enough I finished it off with sand paper.
I spent roughly 3-4 hours on the body hair alone. This is only the second time I've done body hair so far! Entertainingly enough, both times the clients asked for unnatural colors; blue for the first one, and wine red for this one.
And here we have the comparison of the head before and after color matching and face upping. What a difference! Here you can see that the head ended up being a little too dark, but I feel it's an acceptable difference. I definitely under charged for the color matching as I didn't realize how long and intensive it was going to be...
Anyway, I'm glad he's done! Now onto my next commissions!
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