Thursday, 11 September 2014

Fever

Watching 'Cubin Fever' whilst I update this XD
Soooo.... it has been two months since my last update~ I have been uber busy hahaha~ My commission slots were full, so I thought it would be a good idea to do like a batch update. I might change that up because each batch takes me around 2 months to do, so what I might do is like do a half batch update, I dunno. We shall see what happens. But none the less I was so certain I had updated this blog since the June post, but obviously not XDD Hodihooooo~ I shall update now~



So this first lot~ I did for my friend Asher Face~ Iplehouse Luo, he was actually a bit green when he arrived to her, so I blushed matched him. I also did stubble for the first time ever, which was fun hahaha~ Like I was surprised that I managed it~ But yes~ MAN!!! XD



This batch was fun~ The Saiph was so good to work on~ Like it came out a lot better then I thought~ Also the piercings, they were interesting and hard XD fiddly things I tell you! I think I lost a few in the process @_@ will need to replenish my stock sometime soon but them damned things are expensive too T^T The Rosy, it was a nice sweet face up, I think it is one of my most simple face ups yet... although I think I have done one as light or lighter previously... I don't remember XDD I'm sure I have haha~ Now this tattoo~ It's actually been on my want to do list, the owner didn't really know what they wanted, but just wanted something musical so I suggested to them this tattoo idea and they liked it so I went with it XD I was surprised by how small I could get the detail but you know, don't know until you've tried and I did hahaha~


This little one was so cute, it rekindled my love for Latis~ I really do like their cute lil faces, but I seriously and honestly do not need one lol! So I just gotta remind myself~ They are cute, but I do not need one in my already too big of a collection LOL!


Oooooo~ Now this was an interesting set, especially the Withdoll Kyle. He is actually the UV protect resin that the company offered, but I erm... well... let's just say that it is literally just a layer of UV protect polish/varnish. And I erm... well... I stripped it off by accident when I was cleaning the head =x luckily there was no further damage and the owner was understanding of the situation. But yes~! Managed to minimise the damage, so all was well~ Caused a little bit of a panic to be honest, so I ended up offering his face up for free. Which to be honest was the least I could do for causing the panic, which I swear, I did not intend to create. I honestly thought that the shininess was the resin itself, therefore meaning that I could treat it like normal resin when cleaning. Obviously not, so be warned people. You can not clean this withdoll UV protect dolls like normal resin, otherwise you too will strip it of it's UV protect layer.


This is one I did for a friend too~ She wasn't sure what she wanted, but like something that was light and manly ish... hahahaha! So I aimed for more manly eyebrows well... at least that was my aim hahaha like just more thicker eyebrows and some light colours. As beautiful and as much as I love white skin dolls it is hard when you want something ethereal? Like, well no it's not that hard but it's very hard to keep it clean and not too heavy in tones and colour, because I am so used to be heavy handed on my colours hahaha~ Although I have a white skin doll of my own that needs working on, I shall see what happens when I am heavy handed on the colours LOL!



 These four belong to four different commissioners however they were pretty standard face ups so I don't really have much to say about them XD apart from that I enjoyed them none the less hahaha~ Look at them lil cutie pies~



Now this one was really and I mean really interesting, the owner has owned this boy for 2 years now and has had him blank ever since. She finally decided to ask me to give him a face up which I agreed to, I even offered to match him as he was partially green on the face due to sun exposure and because of the way his wig parted against his face he was green mostly on the left side. When I was cleaning this doll I noticed he had a layer of something on him, I say something because I have no idea what the hell it was, maybe a sealant of some kind. I could feel the roughness and I could also see it under certain lighting conditions, I cleaned the boy three times to see if I could take off the layer of roughness, it didn't shift. So I ended up sanding it off because it just wouldn't give way no matter how I cleaned it, I was careful with the sanding because he is a tanned doll so it would have been very obvious if I ended up sanding the resin. In the progress picture above, the first picture is before sanding but after the three attempts at cleaning, the second picture is after sanding and thinking I had removed it all. So I pastel blushed the boy to match him, as you can see in the picture. I hadn't removed it completely, therefore making the pastel stick mostly to the rough areas, giving it a really dirty look. I ended up wiping that off and sanding it down some more. The third picture, I decided to airbrush the boy instead and hoped that by giving him a layer of paint and a few layers of sealant would even out the roughness and it worked =DD So there you have it, the Chalco with the strange layer of sealant on top XD Case solved.

I actually one more set of updates to share from that last batch of commissions, however I think I will wait before I show you guys XD will give me something to update this blog with hahaha~ Can't share everything all at once you know XDD

However I will share a couple of person shots taken in last two months, some of them are mini meets with friends, London meets or just general I feel like taking photos today shots XDD














 Ok~ That is it, hopefully my next update won't to long haha I definitely have lots to share for the next one but I want to wait until it is safe to share before I do hahaha~ So until then SEE YA~!!!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Oblivion

Title inspired by Bastille (currently listening to their album) I got curious, Bulgolgi and Fee are to blame for this, however I am liking them XD Anyway, enough of what I'm listening to. Again I have missed the one month marker. I have been extremely busy, pushing out commissions as quickly as possible whilst keeping to the highest of quality that I can give. What I'm about to share isn't a lot? But it's taken time, and time isn't my best friend. Never has been. But I have also been doing some personal shoots, I got a bit carried away with my boys ho ho ho~!

So what's first? Lets see...



This first batch was lovely to work with, so here we have a Minifee Rheia, DIM Aria and a Granado Fayette. The Rheia was just a standard natural face up, the DIM had the fun challenge of a lace like design on the lips, I do not claim the idea, as this was inspired by other people whom had done it before me. I just remembered it and thought it was a nice touch, because the owner wanted something different for the lips, something that made them stand out because of how full they were, I also have to say, I absolutely love the lips on the DIM sculpts~ They're just so lush to work with hahaha~ Finally the Fayette, I rarely do animal based face ups, especially a deer. So this was different, I also did most of this face up with an airbrush, which I will tell you now was hard as anything. My airbrush was like, I MUST SPRAY EVERYWHERE AND EVERYTHING!!! LOL! Anyway I managed in the end, and I'm actually pretty proud with this face up, it's one of my nicest to day in my opinion~



This 2nd batch, I try to take pictures of the heads with eyes in because they look nicer, however the picture I have of the Migidoll Noel with the eyes in look terrible! There is so much gapping *cries* so I have stuck with the no eyes version instead, now this boy actually came to me with a face up, it wasn't the nicest of face ups... all in all it was pretty nasty especially when I was cleaning it out @_@ like the gunk that came out of the eyes... *shivers* I'm starting to sound like the cleaner dude from Black Books "Dirty." (sorry to those whom don't know Black Books, but if you get a chance watch it, there are so many laughs XDD) anyway so I cleaned him up and gave him a fresh look =D As for the little head Doll Leaves Fay, she'd chipped the sealant on her nose. I tried to fix it whilst preserving the original face up, but again... I couldn't do it... there were dark pastel marks left here and there on the poor thing. It got to me and I had to clean it, of course I consulted the owner before I did it. But yeah... dirty dolls... noooooo.... XD


This third one is a Mystic Kids Francis, he's actually really sweet n_n just a simple face up with a few freckles, and despite it being simple, for some reason I really struggled with his eyebrows. Like literally... it took me a good 2 days to even get it right, I was having an eyebrow crisis hahahaha!! I got through it though with the help of my friends~








Right the fourth batch, this was I have to say A LOT OF FUN!!! Like the colours, I was sneezing rainbows hahahahaa! The face up itself is pastel based, I didn't feel I could get the same control with the airbrush, so stuck with what I knew best =D As for the wings~ I used an airbrush and got to test out my ability to blend colours whilst using a different medium~ I am so proud of the blend~ Especially on the wings, makes me almost not want to return them back to the owner MWUHAHAHAHA~!!! Nah I'm not that evil =3 But yush~ I also bought out my Micro lense for these wings~ The details I did on them @_@ it really adds to it. Oh before I forget the head and the wings belong to Soom Dune~ The hands and feet belong to a erm... I think Dollzone MSD girl body =P I forgot HAHAHAHA~ Anyway, I am thankful that this person came to me for this commission, I have yet a many rainbows to paint XD

That's it on the commission front, I still have 2 batches left to do before I start to take in the next lot of commissions, I have obviously taken on way more work then I can really take on. I feel bad for turning people away, but like I know if I can or can't take it. I will have to put my foot down, coming closer to Christmas I will have to shorten the slots as I want to enjoy my holidays, and to also do Christmas cards again. I missed last year because of the passing of my Grandfather, but it's ok. Enough of the sads!

Let's move onto more of my own personal shots~!! I did a few shoots, there isn't much to explain really hahaha I'll be brief as most of it is just sexy underwear in bed shots >_>;;




Onai~ This boy got his own body and a new wig =3 He's looking so cute, I went to got him some jeans and when they arrived I was a bit like... I kinda like you in the shorts you've been in lately XD I'm gona try him in the jeans anyway but hahaha~! He so cute (= 3 =)





Ok so this shoot has Koit, Fen and Onai. Koit and Fen come from the same storyline, but Onai is from a completely different storyline XD technically speaking they shouldn't even be together in the first place. But hey! I don't really care XD I just wanted pictures of Koit being master XD well... not quite but you get the point >_>;;

And one final image~ I had two new boys come into me recently~ They're not both mine =3






The NS boy is Wyatt (belongs to me) the WS boy is Bastion (belongs to my friend Asher AKA Face), they're not twins either, brothers with I think 3-4yrs difference Wyatt is the older one =3 They both have a really sad past (T ^ T) but I'll save that for when I've actually worked on them @_@ which I hope will be soon~ I just gotta clear all this commissions and favours and yeah... I have so much of my own to work through as well XDD I'm such a bad owner XD my dolls are probs calling me the bad human LOL!