I finished up the two heads from last time yesterday with eyelashes and all. Both the owner and I are pleased with the end result.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
The white skin head is a Soom MD Beyla Romantic head, and the grey one is a Soom MD Bygg human head.
I had a lot of fun with them, it was an interesting challenge making them so pink since I usually try to keep my blushing more natural. I also almost forgot to take my eyes out of the heads again. I had packed the heads up and everything, so I had to unwrap them and pull the eyes out. Whoops!
Also, I'm not accepting any more commissions for this year as I'm leaving in a little over two weeks for Vienna, Austria to visit my family there for Christmas. I'll be there from December 20th until January 2nd.
And as a last note, happy Thanksgiving to the USA peeps! I'm going to spend the day tomorrow with my wife and my mom having a nice homemade turkey dinner.
Since I didn't have to go to either of my day jobs yesterday, I decided to work on face ups instead from the morning into the afternoon. I worked for about 5 hours non-stop on two heads, a Soom MD Beyla romantic and Soom MD Bygg human head. Due to the freezing temperatures (16ºF and lower), I had to go to my old college campus to work. I sadly didn't take into account that there was an event going on (a pretty big on, the art sale), so I had to hide myself away in a different area to work.
Either way, I'm just about done with the two heads, I just ran out of steam after 5 hours and had to go home. I also got pretty hungry as I couldn't eat in the space I was working in, and didn't want to even try and pack up everything so I could go somewhere where I could eat and come back.
Here are the WIP pictures so far. I need to punch up the pinks along the eyes and lips more, but otherwise they are just about done. I also need to check if the owner would like them to have applied eyelashes, and if so, what color. I'm hopeful I can work on them today to get them done.
Someone asked me on one of the Facebook groups if I had used a stencil for the rose on the Bygg's face because it looks so perfect. That made me super happy because I didn't, it's free-hand.
Also I'm not accepting any new commissions until I get back from Austria in January, 2016. I'd rather not have to rush through them all, or have them sit for several weeks while I'm out of the country.
Anyway, that's all from me for now! If I don't update before Thursday, happy Thanksgiving to all the USA peeps!
I finally managed to finish up the Doll Chateau Beatrice. She turned out super cute and pretty in my opinion, and the owner loves the work as well.
I've gotten through a good chunk of my commissions at this point, which is good, because I'll be heading off to Austria on December 20th until January 2nd (though we'll probably arrive closer to January 3rd as we're landing shortly before midnight...).
Anyway, onto some picture!
I'm very happy with the end result. She's such a finicky little thing to get to stand as she doesn't have ankle joints. The S-hooks are in the knees and elbows, so her posing is a bit limited.
Now for the FYI.
I'll be raising my prices in January. I'll also be charging extra for fantasy face ups depending on how long the work is going to take. I'll still have a flat base price for basic face ups/body blushes, but if you need anything added like scars or tattoos the price will reflect that. Freckles are included in the basic face up price.
The reason behind that is because it can take me many more hours to get a fantasy face up done, sometimes it'll take 6 times as long as a basic face up. In the end it doesn't even cover the cost of materials what I charge.
Those who I've already quoted a price don't need to worry as I will not be changing my already existing estimates.
I hope everyone had a grand Halloween yesterday that celebrates it, and a wonderful Samhain to those that celebrate that.
I face upped yesterday morning and got a few things done. I finished up the Plantedoll Mini Tara, repainted the horns from the Soom MD Thera, and started on the Doll Chateau Beatrice. I feel accomplished! Otherwise I watched Hocus Pocus like I do every year on Halloween.
Here we have the detail shots of the Planetdoll Mini Tara. Her head is really really tiny, like a 3/4 or 4/5 size. It's always hard getting my brush strokes fine enough for that size, but I think I did well.
Then I also have a WIP shot of the Doll Chateau Beatrice who is getting painted like an Orchid Mantis.
I got her body too, but I haven't had the chance to start on it yet as I want the face up done first.
Either way, it was a fun and productive Halloween for me! Have a good one!
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