It's been quite a while since I've posted a blog update here, so for once I am doing the FYI first and then I will go over the new work I've completed. It's quite a bit, some personal work, and I will put the images under the read more break as usual.
The FYI I will keep above it as I feel it is important to make it properly visible without needing to open the blog post.
I've really dropped the ball for several months now, and I would like to apologize for that. I've been struggling with my mental health more so than usual, and dealing with the post-Covid-19 effects has been draining and tiring. I lost my job right when I got sick with Covid-19 and have been on sick leave since trying to recover both physically and mentally.
I'd also like to thank everyone who has or wants to commission me for your patience. My communication has been spotty at best the last 7 months...
I am almost done with my humongous commission backlog, there's one left where I am waiting on the approval on the mod-plan before I dive into that one as well. The rest just need to be mailed (though every remaining box requires custom forms).
Since July 1st, the EU has implemented a new system for taxing packages and goods from abroad (outside of the EU). There is no more minimum threshold for avoiding VAT charges (which are 20% of the declared value in Austria), which certainly puts a damper on things... I am still willing to accept non-EU commissions, but please be aware that the client/commissioner will be accountable for the custom fees.
Another thing I want to touch on is that I can only accept 1 full body commission per openings. And the more complex it is the longer it's gonna take me. I'm sorry, I just don't want to fall as far behind as this past year. Thank you for understanding!
Now that that is all written down, let me go over what sculpts I worked on the past few months:
For faceups I repainted my Dollzone Daomiao-2 (again) and for body work I finished up the Doll Leaves 43cm V2 Girl body blush, as well as 3 sets of Resinsoul MSD Jointed Hands. Without further ado, onto some pictures under the break!
Alrighty, so first things first! Here we have a long overdue Doll Leaves 43cm girl body V2 all painted at last. Yes, the wrist joints are on purpose not blushed as they would chip immediately. In the full body pictures she is wearing Resinsoul MSD Jointed hands. I painted several sets!
Then next up we have all the jointed hands for this client, two pairs are for the Doll Leaves body above, and the normally blushed set is for another doll I painted about 6 years ago for this client. The new normal skin from Resinsoul is lighter than in the past, so I blushed them darker to match with the previous body blush.
And last, but certainly not least, is my Dollzone Daomiao-2 in normal pink skin. This is her 5th faceup I'm pretty sure, I need to reference my notes on that though. This is the first faceup on her where I actually like the eyebrows. She's been harder to get rigth than I thought!
I also made a quick before and after comparison of her previous and current faceups.
The last eyebrows were much too thin and long for a kid faceup. And her eye blushing looked incredibly flat. I really like how she is looking now!
I do still have more faceups to show (two more for myself), but I will post those later. I don't want to go overboard in a single post and give you guys eye strain!
Either way, this is it for now, until next time!
Iza's Face Ups
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