It is that time again to post new faceups I've completed the past month. I've also closed for new slots for the time being as I have a lot of commissions to get through, for which I am very grateful! Once I get down to only two remaining commissions, I will reopen slots.
I'm currently working on 3 heads at once on my desk, most of which are natural based so it should take too long to get those done. Another multipart commission arrived this morning while I was faceupping, so that is exciting too.
As for the FYI, I have restructured how I price my faceups. Instead of charging based on the doll's height, I am going to go off head size, as I should have ages ago. When I first started faceupping, most dolls had the same head sizes within their respective ranges, but now there is so much variety that I needed to clarify my pricing. That way I won't be over- or under-charging for the work that goes into my faceups.
I am of course honoring all the current estimates that I have already accepted. To get a better idea of my pricing, please head on over to the Commission & Prices page.
Anyway, today I will show the faceups I completed in January 2022. Sculpts to show are a Popovy Sisters Blue Jay, twin Doll Family-A, and a Moonlight Jewel Dolls Aylean. Pictures and commentary are under the read more break!
First up is the Popovy Sisters Blue Jay in beige skin. She was an interesting challenge to work on as I had to paint her eyes, and gluing the eyelashes was difficult too due to the very thin eyelids thanks to having sculpted eyes. I think she turned out fab!
And before I move on to the next faceups, here are the before and after shots of her. Getting to old faceup off was a big challenge, but I prevailed!
Then next up are two identical faceups for myself, on my Doll Family-A BiBi twins in normal pink skin. The biggest difference between the two faceups is that one has a beauty mark under her right and the other under her left eye. They have white fluffy mohair wigs and I made them little tails too!
Quick comparison between the two faceups. Doing pale to white eyebrows is still a challenge after 10 years of being a faceup artist. I do already have a picture of them posted in the Owner Picture page.
Then last, but certainly not least, I painted a Moonlight Jewel Dolls Aylean in sweet peach skin. The white designs are actually done with shimmery pale silver paint, which can only be appreciate through a video (which I've posted below). I'm really pleased with how she turned out, as is the owner! I can hardly wait to see how she will style the rest of her.
So that's it for today. I will soon be able to post the first faceups of this month (February 2022), but I need to get a few more WIPs on my desk done first.
Until next time!
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