While waiting on my last commission to arrive from this batch, I decided to repaint my Fairyland LTF Juri 2013 in natural skin. My wife gifted me for Christmas a second Juri2013 faceplate, that I modded to dreaming. I'm a sucker for having dolls with open and sleepy eyed looks. I was always sad that I would never be able to get that a dreaming/sleeping head for Aurora (my LTF Juri 2013) because she's an event faceplate. Then I realised I can mod!
Anyway, without further ado, onto some pictures!
I've been meaning to repaint Aurora for months, but I had to wait for her second faceplate to arrive so I could work on them together to keep them as close as possible.
The first thing I did of course was mod the second faceplate from open to dreaming, which was a task and a half in itself. This is only my second time closing eyes. I don't do mods often, but I do enjoy them to be honest!
I still need to paint her horns and wings, as well as possibly blush her little paws, before I can call her done again. She used to be purple themed, but I felt as a princess gold would be a much better color scheme for her!
Her previous face up was a good 3 years old. It's kind of fun to see how much I've improved in just a couple of years! My eyebrows have definitely improved by leaps and bounds, as well as my painted eyelashes.
It's kind of funny, I'm looking forward to redoing my Resinsoul Ai (Zephyra) as I'm 4 face ups away from reaching 400 completed face ups. Zephyra always has to be the 100th face up, no matter how many heads I have laying around. It's tradition to see how much I've improved in 99 face ups since the last time I painted her.
Anyway, that's all from me for now, until next time!
I took some time to myself today and repainted Aurora, my Fairyland LTF Juri 2013. Her last face up has bothered me ever since I put it on her. I'm still not 100% satisfied with it (the eyelashes are a little too strong I think), but she'll keep this one for a while I think.
I'm much happier with this scale pattern than the ones along the eyebrows I did last time. She's a little dragon girl, so she had to have something fantastical on her face. Overall I'm pleased with the end result.
I finished up the last face up that I started on August 8th, 2015. I experimented a little with it and it ended up being very very sparkly... Not that that's a bad thing, but I'm still trying to decide if I like it or not. Fortunately it's on one of my own dolls, so I can always redo it later.
Anyway, the sculpt is a Fairyland LTF Juri 2013 that I received in a trade with a customer (who is a total sweetheart by the way). She promptly stole my Chiwoo Elf Girl's body, so I may end up selling those FP's as I already sold a few others of my dolls. On to some pictures!
I went a little overboard with my shimmer powder (I mixed it into gloss and the sealed it down again to get rid of the shine and just keep the shimmer), which is why I'm not sure if I like it or not. I wish I hadn't put them onto her eyelashes because I loved how those had turned out. Oh well. I'll give the face up a few days and see if I figure out whether I like it or not!
I actually finished the face up yesterday in the afternoon. I would have done more work this morning, but it was raining and I didn't have time to get to my back up place to face up on rainy/humid days. Still need to finish another part of a commission by Sunday. It'll be a little tricky as I work 6 days this week (Monday - Saturday), but I will manage it!
Yesterday was a busy day for me! I worked on 3 heads, of which I completed 2 and the third is about halfway done.
The top two are done, the bottom one is not but it's too humid this morning to face up and my back up place (old college) isn't open 'til noon today. That's where I was yesterday too, but after working from 9am to 3pm I realized I was very very hungry, so I had to stop for the day.
This one is a Garden of Dolls Narah in light tan/coffee skin. It was interesting working on a sculpt with such prominent lips. I was asked to make her eyes look bigger and to give her freckles, the rest was up to me. She's a fawn and I'll be working on her body soon as well, just need to blush the hooves! I also realized when I was editing the pictures that she's derp eyed... oops!
Then here we have another Resinsoul Mei, but this time in fleshtone and with a natural face up. Now I just need to restring her body as she's very floppy. It's kind of funny how both completed face ups from yesterday ended up with freckles.
Hopefully soon I'll be able to finish my own Fairyland LTF Juri 2013 faceplate (which I started yesterday). She's going to be a little half dragon girl and will be super cute (I hope) once done.
That's all for now!
I finally got to see in person a Fairyland LTF Juri 2013, which I have always adored since it came out 2 years ago. For a while I was even debating changing out my Chiwoo Elf Girl's face for that one, but I never did. I don't regret it, but I still wished I had that face plate, though I'd never get it a body. I prefer SDs to YoSDs despite having 4 YoSD's (compared to 6 SD with one more on the way).
Anyway, let me show you some pictures!
So here are the detail shots of the cutie. I wish I had better lighting in my little work spot, or a second light to the right of me. I have a natural-light bulb in my desk lamp to keep the colors true while I work.
This weekend I will be attacking more of my commissions as I have a lot right now. But I'm excited to work on all of them. A few need to be restrung, which I don't mind doing. I just bought extra elastic fortunately.
Also, I am so close to reaching 200 face ups. This one is my 195th, so 4 more and I'll redo Zephyra as my 200th. She was my first and 100th face up, so it's only fitting I repaint her as my 200th. I basically redo her every 100 face ups to see how much my skills have improved in that time frame. I'm betting it's a lot!
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