I've painted this doll four times already, because with each redo I improved and figured out something new skill wise and wanted to update the face up.
The doll I'm talking about is my SO's Soom MD Shale in cream white. He has white blonde hair and the main reason I redid him this time was because I finally figured out how to do really light blonde eyelashes and eyebrows.
Anyway, onto some pictures and then I'll explain the FYI!
Here you can also see how I've progressed at painting him. The second face up I gave him I was learning to use brush rather than watercolor pencils and it wasn't very good... but the third time I had improved already and by the 4th he's looking pretty good!
Now for the FYI!
I'm getting married this weekend to my beautiful and wonderful SO who I've been with for over 4 years. We've been friends for a good 7 years and roommates for 5.5 years. I'm so happy I get to call her my wife this coming Sunday.
What does that mean for you guys?
Not much really, other than that I won't be able to produce a face up easily this week due to being in full on finishing up wedding preparation. There will be at least some pictures I'm sure I'll post once the festivities are over. My dad and uncle are flying in from oversea's to attend. My sister sadly can't make it, but I'll be going with my SO to visit her and my family in Austria for Christmas (which means I'll be closing shop for the month of December).
Anyway, enough blathering on my part! See you next time when I have more to post! Thanks for sticking with me!
Yesterday was a busy day for my face up wise, and it was great! I finished 2 heads, a pair of hands, and a bust piece.
Here's all the work I completed. From left to right we have a Dollshe Love bust piece and hands, a Soom SO Shale Death Knight head, and a Soom MD Shale human head. I have now done 10 face ups on various Soom Shale heads. Kind of crazy, isn't it?
But anyway, onto the detail shots of everything!
First up is the Soom MD Shale human head. I just stuck random eyes in him so he wouldn't look creepy. I used a different lash style to try and imitate Soom face ups. I still need to check if the customer wants attached eyelashes or not.
Second is the other Soom Shale head, but this one is from the Death Knight release and in their new cream white, which is far more a stark white than a cream one like it used to be. I was asked to put a tribal mark on his face since he's a demon, and this is what I came up with. The owner loves the face up, so that's good!
And last, but certainly not least, are the parts of the Dollshe Love body. I only blushed the hands and the one torso even though she came with 3 busts. The customer only wanted the bust with the most cleavage painted and put on the body, so I did. I love her hands, they are so pretty and delicate!
I finally got around to documenting my 140th face up, which was another repaint on my partners Soom MD Shale romantic head. Last time I repainted him he ended up far too pink. This I think is the best face up on him yet!
He's meant to be very pale this unicorn boy. He's actually a hybrid on a DC body with the Shale head and full Shale fantasy legs. He's really cool. I have some pictures of his full body on my flickr.
I also hit another milestone with this face up. I reached 140 face ups since I started doing them! That means that it's time for another collage, it's been a while since I've posted one.
I'm very proud of this accomplishment. I already have another commission with me and one more on the way to me as I type this. It's been frigid here so I haven't been able to work from home much (it's only been in the low 50s and mid 40s in the mornings).
I also have a job interview on Tuesday, so wish me luck! I'm hoping I get it because then I can quit the job I have now and move on to something (hopefully) better. Happy weekend everyone, even if it's only my Wednesday!
I'm still working on stuff! Today on the worktable I had a Soom MD Shale romantic and open eyed head to work on. The romantic head I've worked on before, but I redid him because his face up got a bit rubbed off on the chin.
I also have now done 110 face ups, so you know what that means?
Another collage! It's always fun for me to see how I've improved over the course of the last 2.5 years.
I was finally able to finish the Soom FCE Shale, just in time too! I still need to restring him and suede his ankles to keep him from chipping all the hard work I put into him. I gave him a face up, blushed all his fantasy parts, a tattoo on his chest, and did a manicure on him. I'm rather happy with how the work turned out.
The white in the hooves is just there to protect the hooves from chipping until I put the suede in him. I did put gloss on the hooves and sprayed them down a few times with MSC to dull the shine.
I also worked back into the cat boy from the last commission because the commissioner changed their mind on the eyelashes. Luckily they came off easy and I didn't have to redo much of the face up at all. Good thing too.
Just figured I'd show that I'm not dead and still working on things. Things have been super busy with preparing for the holidays (Thanksgiving) so I haven't been able to go and work on dolls. Also my parents moved so many times on my days off I have to go and clear out my stuff from their old house so they can put it on the market. Man did I throw out a lot of old sketchbooks, some dating back to 6th grade. Oh well, it's not like I need them still in my life, I'm just a sentimental sucker.
Anyway, onto the face up!
Here we have a Soom FCE Shale in normal skin. He's been an interesting challenge to work on so far since I've never blinged out a doll like this. I actually went ahead and bought gold shimmer powder from PearlEX in regular since I only have the interference series currently. His face up isn't done yet since he still needs some small gems under his eyes but I've had a terrible time trying to find some. I need to check through Michaels and see if I can find anything there. The commissioner has told me that it's okay if I can't find them, but I still want to try.
I did redo his face up from the ground up once because the owner did not like the eyebrows, but that's okay, at least it didn't take me terribly long to redo the face up.
Currently I'm still missing his tattoo on his chest and hoof blushing. I'm hoping to get to that this week.
I finished up two face ups yesterday, and have one more to go today along with a body blush and a few tattoos. I will tackle that as soon as my feet are relaxed and I've had some lunch. Plus I need to go to the post office.
Anyway, onto the dolls that I finished up yesterday. A Hujoo Freyr, and a Soom MD Shale.
First up is the Hujoo Freyr. He's getting shipped to Lithuania today. I just need to rest a little before I go to the post office.
Second we have the Soom MD Shale. I was asked to give him a concerned look and to keep the blushing very soft and gentle. I should post a picture of him with his wig on, he's really cute.
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