Another month done with, and a couple of new pieces to share!
May was a hectic and stressful month, but I still managed to do a couple of faceups. I only managed 3 as I had very few commissions come in last month, but hey, better some than none! I was also sick a lot May and had a lot of extra things to do, so I'm glad I was able to do something creative.
I painted one of those cute Penny's Blind Box Antu Centaurs (Ponder/Thought), a LatiDoll Blue Rucas, and an Iplehouse J.I.D Sierra. Without further ado, onto the pictures and rambles under the read more break!
So first up is the little Penny's Box Centaur Antu in white skin, specifically Ponder/Thought. She belongs to my wife and she wasn't too sure about her because of her faceup (She also has Magic/Fantasy), so she asked me to repaint her. Removing the factory paint was nearly impossible with my usual methods, so I had to take a page out of fashion doll customizers' book, and once I got the proper remover, it came off without a hitch.
Anyway, my wife wanted her to have freckles and dreaming eyes. I originally tried to paint her with acrylics, but that went south real quick and I removed the work before even getting to the second color layer. I love how sassy she looks now, and she's become the favorite of the two my wife has.
Here's a quick comparison of the factory paint job compared to what I did with her. She was super duper cute, but rather flat looking. Now she's a sassy little cute thing with glued on earrings.
Honestly, these little pals are super cute, and they pose decently too. They are definitely a great value for a low price. I know they aren't resin, but they are still strung and function like most regular BJDs do. The head system is closer to Nendoroids, but you can purchase headbacks for them so they can wear actual wigs.
Next up we have the Iplehouse J.I.D Sierra in normal skin. The client asked me to make her look sweet and gentle, so I did. My paints were fighting me a little on the eyebrows and lashes, I must've redone them a minimum of 5x each. But I am happy with the end result as is the client, so that's a win in my book.
And last, but certainly not least, is the Lati Doll Blue Rucas in normal skin. He's an old boy from 2009.
I ran into some difficulties with him in the beginning as the sealant seemed to have cracked. So I had to start over once I got to the blushing layer. Turned out the resin surface had itty bitty hairline fractures in the surface. No clue from where, the client wasn't sure either. At least when I started painting him again, I was able to work with those slight cracks and they are barely visible now. So all's well that ends well.
So that's it for completed work from May, June is already off to a good start with two finished faceups, so let's see how it develops the rest of the way!
Commissions are still open, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you're looking for work done by me. Until next time!
Iza's Face Ups
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