I have been such a busy bee this past month, and have lots of new work to show. So much in fact that I will need to split them up over two blog posts as to not be utterly overwhelming. It really is a lot!
Today I will show my Volks YoSD Ayumu, a Dollshe Molly, and my Resinsoul Ai, who is my 500th completed faceup.
This also means I will post my giant faceup collage. I will need to start a new one!
Without further ado, onto the pictures under the cut!
Cranked out a couple more face ups this week, one on a Fairyland MNF Momo and the other on my own Resinsoul Ai. I finally reached 400 completed face ups since I started painting dolls in August/September of 2011! The MNF Momo was a commission from a dear local friend, and the Resinsoul Ai is one of my own.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
First up we have the Fairyland MNF Momo in natural skin. She belongs to a dear friend of mine, who also asked me to make her some eyes. I let them pick the color (lavender) and made them with acrylic bases in 12mm. 14mm eyes were far too big and her original eyes were also way too dark.
She had come to me with a Default face up (and too big eyes), but my friend wanted her to be a lot more pink. The default face up was very pretty, but not exactly flattering, especially how they did her mouth.
And here we have my Resinsoul Ai in fleshtone skin from 2011 named Zephyra. This face up is very special as it is my 400th! I finally reached this wonderful milestone, and to celebrate it I repainted Zephyra. It's tradition for me to repaint her every 99 face ups to be the next 100th. I always keep the theme the same, so that I can track my improvement better. Hard to believe that it only took 2 years to paint 99 face ups (and a bunch of fantasy and body parts) to get here.
She's gone through so many face ups, only doll with that many in my collection is Val (Dollzone Chen), who I think I've also painted 5 times. I'll need to check at some point to see.
Again, for this face up I used Citadel Munitorum Varnish for sealant, and I'm still having difficulties with it. It has a lot less tooth than MSC, so I had to layer quite a bit more than I usually do. But, shimmer shows up much better post-sealing with this sealant. MSC likes to pretty much dull it away unless I paint it on.
Reaching 400 face ups also means that I can share my monster collage again. On my computer it's all one very long image file, but I broke it apart here so it's easier to zoom in and look at the face ups.
Man... I started this collage when I reached 50 face ups, that's why the first image was really.... diverse in backgrounds. I eventually figured out that keeping the same background is a better idea for unity! It also wasn't until last year that I got a photo light box to take pictures in. My documentation pictures definitely improved once I acquired one of those. Still learning how to set my camera for it so I don't have to do as much post-photo color and lighting corrections.
That is all from me for today, until next time!
I finished documenting the rest of the Ringdoll Teen Melody and her DikaDoll 1/3 Jointed Girl Hands in white skin. I also reached a huge milestone for myself. I got to 300 completed face ups! The Impldoll Isaac from the last post was #299, so I redid my Resinsoul Ai named Zephyra as #300, because it's tradition.
Without further ado, onto some pictures!
First up is the Ringdoll Teen Girl body in normal skin and the DikaDoll 1/3 Jointed Girl hands that go with her. She's rosier in person, but my camera always washes out the details. I really should invest in a light box, but that'll have to wait until I'm in Austria. I'm getting all jittery at this point for the big move!
I also snapped a picture of the Ringdoll Teen Melody with her wig on to show to the client. They are happy with the work! Now to work on the rest of their commissions! I still got a Loongsoul White Tiger Ye and another head to work on for them.
Now onto the big #300! As a tradition I always redo my Resinsoul Ai when I reach a new 100th. She was originally my first face up, then my 100th, 200th, and now 300th! I like to always redo her in the same theme to see how I've improved in 99 face ups. It's kind of silly to always redo her, but I've stuck with it!
Anyway onto the pictures!
She's a wind/ice themed character, and I have a love for painting swirls. She's been in my collection the longest, I received her in June of 2011. I've hybrided her on a DF-A 60cm girl body with modded thighs to accommodate the Soom FC Beryl hooves. I really like how she turned out this time!
The first face up I had some help with on the eyebrows and eyelashes because I was getting a private face up workshop from a friend. The 100th face up I waaaay over blushed, and I was still using watercolor pencils. The 200th face up is very pale but nicely done. My favorite is definitely the 300th now, just the right amount of blushing, blending, and fantasy aspects.
That's it for now! Still got more stuff to work on. I think I'm staying closed with my face up shop until after I move to Austria. It's crunch time now and I can't take on anymore and hope to get them done in time...
Anyway, until next time!
I did it, guys! I got to 200 face ups after 4 years since my first one. I've been in the face up business for 3.5 years, but this is a monumental number for me.
My first face up was started in July of 2011, and finally completed in August (a good friend of mine was showing me how to face up) of the same year. So yeah, it literally took me 4 years to get to 200.
Anyway, enough jabbering and onto some pictures!
This is my third face up on my Resinsoul Ai head. The first face up I gave her was also my first face up in general. The second one was my 100th face up, and now this one is my 200th. Now I just need to get another 99 face ups done so I can redo her as my 300th!
It's such fun seeing how much I've improved over the years. I also want to post my latest collage update now that I have 200 face ups on it. It's been a while since I posted it last!
Thank you for going on this great journey with me everyone. And now back to commissions! Until next time!
I did it! I got to my 100th face up. You guys have no idea how excited this has me since I've been doing this since about August 2011, though I only started taking commissions for reals in 2012.
Here's the before and after shot as well. I did have help on her eyebrows and eyelashes when I worked on her the first time. Still really happy with my improvement. I'm also currently working on another commission, a Soom FCE Shale. He's turning out lovely so far, but finding stones the right size for his face has proven to be very difficult. Oh well, I'll figure something out.
I'm very close to being done with this commission set. I'm just waiting on approval again before I either tweak more or finish up by adding eyelashes. I personally like the work at this point. Only problem I foresee are the ears. They were supposed to be lighter on the inside, but as I worked on them they kept getting darker and darker, so I may have to wipe them and start over.
I also have another commission that just arrived, but before I can start working on him, I need to repaint Zephyra. She was my very first face up about 2.5 years ago, and now that I've completed (almost) 99 face ups, she's going to be redone as my 100th! It's simply to show myself how much I've improved in 100 face ups. The face up will be the same theme, just updated skill wise.
This is her current face up. I still had help on this one with the eyebrows and eyelashes, but her next face up is going to be all me. I even have white eyelashes now which will look gorgeous on her. Oh, she's a Resinsoul Ai in fleshtone. Just thought I'd mention that as well.
I went yesterday to pick up some clothes I purchased for my doll Zephyra and was handed two Monster High dolls to repaint anyway I choose to. This is going to be fun.
I also want to plug the seamstress of Scoundrelle's Keep and her mother Sweet Gyrl's Creations on Etsy. Scoundrelle makes human sized clothes while Sweet Gyrl makes some of the outfits in doll size. Go visit them, give them some love! Both of their craftsmanship is astounding!
Here's Zeph in her Sweet Gyrl's Creations outfit. The corset is reversible and the skirt has multiple ribbons inside of it to pull it up. It's a true miniature theatre skirt.
This was the first face up I ever did back in July 2011. I did receive help with this one on the eyebrows and eyelashes, but everything else I did myself.
I'm still really proud of this face up, especially as a first. She's currently a floating head because I didn't like her body... at all, so she gets to hang out with some other floaters, but she is destined for a new body!
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