It's been a hot minute since I've posted on here. I have quite a bit of work to share since I had Covid-19 again the first two weeks of August. I have been posting the collages to the Examples section here, along with some new owner pics as well.
Despite this run of Covid being mild, it still fatigued me horribly and it's taken me quite a while to get back into the swing of working on commissions. I have finished 5 faceups, 2 body blushes, and some fantasy parts since then.
Today I will only share the work I still completed in August, otherwise it's just too long of a blog post. Things to share are a Fairyland MNF Alicia, a Popovy Sisters Blue Jay and her body, and a Soom Heliot Fantasy head from the Cosmos release.
Without further ado, onto the pictures and ramblings under the break!
First is my Fairyland MNF Alicia in nautral skin. I wanted for her a cute little mori key or cottage core look, so this is what I came up with. I do wish I'd made her freckles less subtle, but they are there if you look closely! The flowers shimmer and shine in the light, but as usual it is impossible to capture the effect in photos.
She came to me with a beautiful faceup already, I almost felt bad wiping it, but I bond with my dolls through painting them, so off it came. I went a little heavy on the peachy colors, but it is charming on her I feel.
Next up is the Popovy Sisters Blue Jay on the Body II in beige skin. This doll does not have inset eyes, so those are hand painted by me. She arrived with her body blushed in hot pink, so that got scrubbed off. I also replaced her stringing along with made her some s-hooks as she had none and was strung with just one piece of elastic. I wired her too to help her hold her poses in her arms and legs better. Then of course I also painted her face and body.
A quick before and after of her faceup. Both are done by me, but the first one ended up getting damaged in shipping back to the client. So I offered to redo it, and this time the commission arrived safely. I do have a picture of her original Faceup from before, which was from 2012 and a bit dated.
Then last but certainly not least we have my Soom SG Heliot in the unicorn fantasy romantic version in cream white. He’s from the 20th Anniversary Event from April 2022 where he was called “Penetrates Cosmos”. Soom does need to run naming conventions by a native English speaker before deciding on them… either way, I’m glad I was able to buy him, because he’s been a long time grail of mine, since probably when I got into the hobby in 2011. I chose the black transparent horn for him, because it suits my character better.
I do need to restring him again even tighter than the first time I restrung him. He stands solid at least, and I can even get him to stand on one hoof with the tighter stringing. I will get to that at some point, right now he’s in the setup with the others.
Just as an fyi, I’m planning on opening commissions again (finally) by the end of this month/beginning of October. I will give an exact date in my next blog post. Thanks again for supporting my work and commissioning me, you guys make my heart sing. Until next time!
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