I hope everyone's had a good slide into the new year, I certainly did! I finally got the doll I ordered back in September on January 2nd, and I spent New Year's Eve with my sister and some friends. It was nice! Plus my wife is coming back for at least another 90 days on the 18th of this month! YAY!!
For the new work I have a Doll Love YouYou to show who I finished painting in December but was waiting on eyelashes, and my new girl, a LoongSoul ShenLuo Western White Tiger.
Without further ado, pictures under the cut!
Sorry for dropping off of the face off the earth, but I was a busy bee this past weekend to make up for it! I completed 2 face ups and started on another.
The two I finished were a CP Luts Delf modded SS Chiwoo and a Switch Shiho. The third face up I started on is on a Doll Love YouYou. I also never showed the color matched Doll Leaves Dreaming Jax! I'll need to post her too.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
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!
I'm definitely on a roll here! I managed to finish up another commission today, and get it and the previous one sent out on their way home.
Today I worked on a Doll Love YouYou, and I gotta say she turned out pretty cute! She's also rather sparkly upon the client's request. Poor thing came to me with a chipped face up.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
I've definitely gotten better since the last Doll Love YouYou I worked on. That one was so long ago, I've already removed the examples from my website! Either way, I can't wait to see how the owner is going to make this girl look once put back together again!
Until next time my friends. Maybe tomorrow I'll have new work to show again!
I finally got around to documenting the face ups I completed the other day. It took a while but it is done!
First up is the Doll Love WenWen. She's really a cutie! She's going to have pink hair, hence the pink eyebrows.
Next up is a Fairyland MNF Mirwen. I've always wanted to see one in person and she really is a pretty sculpt. Usually face up artists either make her angry or sad looking, but my customer didn't want either. I feel she actually looks like she's smiling, so that's good.
And last but certainly not least are the two Fairyland PukiFee faceplates. The first is a Mio and the second is a New Family event faceplate.
All the Fairyland face ups were for one person. Now I just need to get all the heads back to their proper owners.
Next up is the Magical Angel Kelly (girl). I'm going to have a lot of fun with her. She'll have a face up, body blush, and a mani and pedi.
I managed to finish up the Tumblr free face up raffle winner's head yesterday already, but my camera was all out of power and I couldn't find the charger until today (it was so obvious that I felt stupid when I found it). He turned out rather lovely if you ask me!
He's a dragon, so I was asked to paint gold and silver scales on him, along with a goatee. I had a lot of fun even if it took forever to build up the colors on the grey/silver scales.
I also have 4 more heads to work on that I am starting today. They've been cleaned and sealed so all that's left now is the painting.
They are in order a Doll Love WenWen, Fairyland MNF Mirwen, Pukifee Mio, and Pukifee NF. The WenWen and Mirwen will be natural while the two Pukifees will be ore fantasy. The tan one is an Impldoll Aldrich.
Tuesday was super busy for me on the doll front, I finished the two face ups and wings from the previous week, did two more face ups, and 3 hands. I still need to document all of them properly but I wanted to share what I all did.
As you can see, I had a very full plate to work on. I'm going to hopefully document everything today before work and get all of them listed on the site.
The heads from left to right are an Unoa L-Bi, Impldoll Greta, Doll Love M K, Doll Love YouYou. The hands belong to the Impldoll Greta, and the wings are hand cast and painted by me.
I'm currently working on two heads and a pair of my wings that I recently sold. The heads are both YoSD heads from Doll Love, one is an M K and the other is a YouYou. Let's see the WIP shot of them!
The YouYou will still be getting freckles all over the face, the M K head is almost done at this point, just need to add more details to her. And the wings sill need to be darkened up with a few more layers of purple.
The Doll Love Evol is finally done now, and I love the way she turned out. I'm still waiting on approval for her so that I can mail her home.
She was a lot of fun to work on, and I finally tried the whole "stick cotton balls into the eye sockets" thing, so no stray pastel dust went into the head. It works great, I wish I had found that out sooner!
Also I need to take the eyes out of her, those are mine. The commissioner did not include eyes or wig for her.
Iza's Face Ups
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