Sunday, 27 September 2015

Oh Jatzu you suck~!

Yes I know I do, I keep trying to get myself to update more often but it doesn't happen... I think it's mostly due to laziness, well for me it is~ I do keep saying that I like writing, but a lot of the times I'm at a lost as to what I should write, my life isn't all that exciting, especially these days when it comes to the BJD hobby, I am holding myself off on buying anything, so nothing new has really happened, and am in the process of revamping some of my collection, but even that is taking me ages. Why? Because I feel like I have no time for anything these days, and well, it's a little overwhelming sometimes just thinking about how much time I spend on other people besides myself. But anywho. This was not a pity me post, this is a mass update of face ups since my last July update =P

So lets get started eh??

First off~!!

Atelier Momoni Melo~ I love this artist, I think she is really talented and well worth a look~ During my 2nd Ldoll I swear I could have died XD So imagine my happiness when I was asked to work on this lil one =3 She was so tiny too~~ Bless it~

Next is a Switch Ryun-R head~ This boy belongs to a dear friend of mine~ Well now he does XD He was part of my collection, but he was adopted by the amazing Bulgolgi (ILOVEYOU)~! And since he's been home she has taken amazing photos of him @_____@ go check him out ( I love this boy though~ Jin =3 I love him in her drawings an in doll form @____@ one thing I sorta am in awe of XD because I can not bring myself to draw my dolls, I get frustrated with how my drawings don't look like the doll itself so I give up XD anyway~ Have a picture of him =3

You get more men next XD A set of Fifth Motif twins~~ These two were lovely to work with, and I got to utilise more of my piercing tools (basically glue and studs XD) I have a few more Venitu that I will be working on in the future too~ So it's good practice. They have quite angular faces, which is different to the usual rounded faces that I get. It was a slight challange to get the contouring right I think, because it was hard not to make the cheek bones protrude too much, but you also wanted them seen for the more masculine face? I dunno lol! But it worked out in the end.

Oh the next pair... some of you may have already seen them already if you follow my tumblr and facebook page =3 But the one to note would be the Migidoll Jina @____@ the poor thing~ I worked on these two for my friend Asher (mushes the face)~ But yes going back to the Jina~ The request was to bruise him up, which I was fine with XD it was afterwards when I saw the final result and I was like OMG I feel so bad!! TT    ^    TT I am sorry Jina boy~ I wanted to huggle him so much~ If anyone was to look as my past searches on google, a lot of them would be questionable XD Bruises, scars, weird illnesses XD >____>;; I'm not weird/a creep. I swear.

Oooooo this next update is when I switch over to using a different sealant, I've actually moved over to using Liquitex now~ Purity Seal discontinued their sealant for a little while for re-branding, however I took this chance to shift to Liquitex and Vallejo. Why? Well because they are non-toxic. I'm still wearing a mask and all, but it's for my health and those around me in the long run. It was hard to start with, mostly because I wasn't used to the texture, nor couldn't really control how my materials acted on the sealant. But now I'm like PRO! XD I kid I still have a lot of learn~ But it's easier then when I initially started to use it =D So I present to you a Angel of Dream Yuki~ The first commission using Liquitext sealant~

Next is a real cutie~ I never really imagined a Minifee Karsh could look good as a girl, it's always been a fairly male sculpt~ But the commissioner asked me make a girl out of it =D So I did~ It actually works quite well in my opinion~ You can have an eyeless and pre-gloss photo, why? Because the final picture I took did some weird tilt shift effect on the eyes ¬______¬ not happy about by the way LOL it never happens when I want it to, but when I least want it to happen it's all like OH YUSH~ LETS! ¬______¬;;

Ah ok this next one is even cuter~ Like OMG I WANNA PINCH YOUR CHEEKS cute XD Look how pink and cute it is~ I actually had a lot of fun with this one =3 I want more cute looking dolls in my collection now >___>;; Doll Legend Lonyang~

Next two and final two for commissions~
Limhwa Elly and Migidoll Jina~ Ok these two were like lush to work with~ I've been wanting to try out those solid red lips and the poor Jina is another one that got beat up ;;_______;; I feel like I'm bullying the Jina sculpts TT ^ TT (huggles Fen who is my own Jina)

Ok~ So that is face ups out of the way~ In between them I have been doing some personal dollie stuff too, not a great deal though @___@ So let's see where do I start? I haven't done in ages @___@ I don't know where to start LOL!! Ok so looking back, it seems like Wyatt and Bastion were the last updates, which means... YOU HAVEN'T SEE MY ASA BOY =D
Huhuhuh~ So I erm got an Iplehouse Asa erm... probably 6-7 months ago? LOL Oh man my dolls feel so unloved~ I worked on him and all though~ So not that unloved =3 I originally planned for him to go onto the Dollstown 18yr body I had coming in, but erm... someone else stole it when it arrived ¬_____¬ Mu Chan my Nabarro Har ended up on it and I love him on the body XD it makes him look so tall and even more awkward then ever!! Which is perfect for his character =P Anyway so Asa~ Let me see if I have some decent shots of him to share with you guys hmmm....

So there you have a lil doctor with the bubblegum hair >_____>;; Lol! I wanted to make a wig like that and see how well it turned out and it just kinda went to him afterwards so it's stuck XD Oh and whilst I'm at it here are pictures of Mu Chan on the stolen Dollstown 18yr body -______-

So swiftly moving on~ I did a mini shoot with Wyatt, me and Asher were discussing them, and during the process Asher wasn't feeling Bastion anymore so we agreed to kill him off and have Wyatt hunt down the murderer. It's actually a very sad story ;;______;; I feel bad for Wyatt, and even worse, where he seeks solice he can't find it TT ^ TT (huggles the poor baby) it'll be alright~

Oh, these photos were also an excuse for me to play with my new 50mm lens =3 it's manual focus and has made me realise just how bad my eyes are @_____@ I need to get myself an appointment with the opticians soon >____>;;
And back to more face up based stuff~ My friend Penguin asked me if it was possible to do facial scars, which it is, but I'd never really done like proper full on facial scars so I said I would play about with some of the heads I had in my box =x (I have a box of heads, don't judge me XD) So I did a graze type of scar first, then next tried out a burn scar where the skin looks like it's melted and stretchered. I also did my first ever eye opening mod @____@ I'm planning to mod an incoming head but that is secret for now XD You will have to wait 6-7 months before you get to see it LOL!

I actually dislike doing stuff like this XD it's not really my kinda thing, so it makes me feel really icky (shivers) It's not the process or the fact that it's a scar, just the how realistic I have made it makes my stomach turn LOL!! Because my brain goes into a frenzy of thinking how these would have happened, and the pain behind it... that is actually one of my big fears. I have a high pain threshold, but to just imagine being burnt on the face or to scrape along the floor to create such a scar @____@ oh man... that makes me feel sick. LOL! I know not everyone thinks about those things, and that is why I can't watch gore horror films, because my brain thinks about the pain, the sounds, the smells, the tastes (throws up).

However to not end this blog on such a down note, I'm going to end it with pictures of a Venitu =3 This boy belongs to Asher, he's staying with me for a bit because I'll be working on him very soon =D His name is Paris, and is actually the character that took Bastion's life =x So I've had to keep Wyatt and him apart, don't want any violence to happen in dolly day care. I played with him for a bit though, dressed him up and all XD The clothes I have aren't exactly good fit so it was funny watching him poke out in some places and also a but awkward too =x Anyway I dressed him up and named him Vinny for temp LOL! Although some good came from this =D I got some amazing ideas for a future incoming doll~ So not all was bad =P Enjoy~

Friday, 3 July 2015

Oh Irene

Iplehouse KID Irene is my next update =D

I've been playing with eyebrows a bit lately, I'm trying to change it so that they look better and flow better as well. I tend to find that eyebrows are my hit and miss part of the face up ;;_____;; I do sometimes get very frustrated with them *scribbles all over the face angrily* I would of course never do that XD but I feel like that sometimes. So hopefully this new technique will work better for me =D

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Flowery Centaur

Lol title is a bit literal XD but it's ok~
But as the title suggests I got to work on a centaur =D A Luts Bory Centaur =3 it was actually quite big, I mean yeah it's a centaur of course it's supposed to be big, and it was only the Kid Delf size as well @____@ so imagine the day I get to work on a full on SD centaur LOL!!

Any who this was quite a cute and pretty commission =D neutral face up with flowers on one side, and flowers on the the horse body where the owner had marked out the placement for me on paper =D It was nice to work with flowers~ I'm not a great flower drawer/artist XD I don't really study plants enough to really say I'm good at them, I'm so-so? XD So here are the pictures~

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Tattoo me Totoro

The title is related to the tattoos I worked on for a commissioner =D
They were pretty fun and simple huhuhuhu One of Totoro and one of the Treble clef and Bass clef linked =D I don't really have anything to say about this one apart from the fact that it was quick and simple LOL! So have pictures instead =D

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Dana Koo

Update time =D
So I was commissioned to work on a Mydolling Dana Koo, whom I have to say is an oddly cute and artistic doll. I absolutely love how they look~ Even though they aren't the type of doll for me, they are definitely one to keep an eye out on cause there are just so many possibilities with them =3

When I was sent the head, I had already seen pictures of them and their oddly small bodies XD but when it arrived to me I was expecting the head to be small-ish still? But nope XD IT WAS BIGGER THEN MY PALM! Which I was very surprised by huhuhuhu! Anywho, she was really fun to work with, and has me slightly interested is possibly working on blythe, but I would need to really do my research. As applying the face up would be similar to how I would work on BJD but the removal of it is different obviously due to the difference in plastic and the properties. That one I will need to look into, although I have a feeling isopropyl alcohol might do the trick.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Pipos Dali Bunny

Tadah~~~ Update~!!!
This makes my life a bit more easier =P also means I have to remember less of the order I did these in XD Anywho~ This lil bunny was so cute =3
I have a love for bunny based dolls XD Don't ask why, I think they are so cute with the ears huhuhuhuhu so what is there to write about this little one? Not a huge amount but I have enough XD This boy actually came to be looking really pink, I don't have a picture of the previous face up but he was very neon pink around the eyes, on the cheeks and on the nose @____@ The owner wanted something to match the mask, it was one that his master/summoner wore and it also showed their bond/contract =3 so I decided to use the actual designs on the mask to painted up the lil bun with it. So I take no credit for the design~ But he was a lot of fun n____n and I made some alterations to the markings, like the side ones on the cheeks, I didn't want it to overshadow the blushing too much XD So yah~ That's it XD


Sunday, 3 May 2015

New Days

So I have decided that I will instead of bulk updating this blog I'll try and do more regular ones, as and when I update all of my other online social media places, it would make this so much more easier then trying to remember that I have a blog to update once in a while XDD I will try and keep the writing side of things with this rather than just a photo dump, as that was the part I do enjoy quite often =D

Right which means this is going to be hopefully last of the bulk updates, and let me tell you. There is a lot. Like seriously.... I HAVE BEEN STOCK PILING THEM FOR AGES!!!! XDD So lets get started!

So first is this cutey Soom Lami~ He did belong to me for a while and then I sold him after I worked on him~ But the buyer, my friend wanted a less colourful face up XD so I redid it for them =D

Next is a Souldoll Elan and Impdoll Teno~ These two belonged to the lovely Umbra~ She is one of my return customers hehehe~ So I know pretty much the types of face ups she looks for on her dolls with very minimal direction XD Which is great for me and her, it means I can just get on with the work without too much worrying n_____n

Next is a pair of Soom hands, I did the work as part of a trade, I made the mistake of making them too peachy and being far from what the owner wanted =x But that was easily fixed and tadaaaaah~ I love Soom hands  =3 

Oh and by the way, this is being updated to the order of my flickr cause man... I can not remember for the life of me what order these were all in so I'm gona also insert some personal shots in between XD
These next two pictures were taken for a friend to see if Switch resin matched Aprilstory resin~ This dude looks uber cool though kukukuku~ And he will be home soon as well =3 You'll see his updated face soon as well hopefully =P

This next little one~ Bless her n____n she came to me before, the owner wanted me to redo the face up as it had suffered some ware from lots of loving =D She requested a similar face up but less blushing on the nose, as even though it was very cute, it made her look like she was ill XD Angell Studio Leira.

Oh this next one is a personal project~ Skye my Chibi Unoa Roron =D I wasn't feeling him so much for a while, and I decided to finally work on him n____n He is looking really cute at the moment huhuhu I am actually in the middle of completing him, I have a few things left to buy him and it will be magical XD He is my little unicorn boy hahaha in human form =P I also did his nails all cute~ Do not be fooled by the photo, the nail art is only about 2-3mm in size, very very small.

This Delf Williams previously had a Blue Sky Studio face up. Which I have to say was very very pretty~ Like I admire her work~ And I think people should check out her work, she is brilliant =D
However, the owner said it looked too sweet for the character so needed a less cute/soft look to him.

Fairyland Minifee Sarang and Luts Kid Delf Romance Ani are next up~ Shhh shhh but I have been wanting to work on a Sarang for a little while XD so when this opportunist came up I was a bit like YUSH!! I WILL DO IT! Her little smile is so cute~ There are a few sculpts that I do like from fairyland, but I have two already and that is enough for now XD See how I say "for now" LOL.

This next cutie, Gu Mi Jung Zihu. I have seen a lot of girl versions of this lil one, but my friend decided to create a boy out of this sculpt, which turned out very cute =D

Ok ok, now this next sculpt. I clawed at my face and was like OMG I GET TO WORK ON ONE FINALLY!!!!! XD Little Rebel Jelle~ I had some issues in regards to eyebrows with this one, the owner was being very picky and consistently said that the eyebrows weren't matching and she had even did a grid to show me, but I couldn't get it to work to the grid. Unfortunately due to the nature of how a BJD is sculpted there will always be imperfections, meaning that sometimes even the eyes and eyebrow arches aren't always level. I work my face ups in accordance to the facial structures of the sculpt, it's not as simple as doing a line grid and going by that. But luckily the owner and I came to an agreement and things were settled. However I do have to say, after this commission my confidence in face ups took a slight knock and I struggled with eyebrows for a little while ;;_____;;

Iplehouse JID Asa, this lil one was a bit on the green side, but I blushed her over and everything was fine XD blushing over discoloured resin is alright for me luckily.

Next is Mito time XDD I have actually had Mito for 5 yrs now, he is my oldest doll n____n and has been with me pretty much from the start of when I first joined this hobby, he's been with me from Norwich when I was in uni, all the way back home to London. So here are my photos of him XD

Next pair of heads~ Minifee New Family Head and Minifee Celine Tan Head~ Another pair of fairyland dolls =D I put human lashes in them and they were absolutely beautiful~

I will always love Migidoll sculpts~ I wouldn't personally own them all, but I am glad that I do get to work on them every now and then =D

I actually running out of things to say cause a lot of these face ups are quite straight forward so not much to really say about them XD This next one is Doll Chateau Queena, the owner found that the previous face up it had was way too pink, but they still wanted something very similar, and they wanted the eyebrows to me longer as the previous face up had them very short. I was also requested to do a tattoo on her to match the ones she had on her body, so I did my best =D

Oh oh oh! This next one, I do not what the company name is but it was a lot of work XD Some had asked me to do some Henna/Menndi tattoos for them. I spent a good 2-3 days doing research, as it's not a style that I usually do, so I had to get my brain into the right mindset. I also did a new design by taking bits here and there from other designs, I needed to make sure it was doable on the arms and especially the hands, it was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun, and felt great to know that I successfully pulled it off =D

In the past I actually considered getting myself a Doll Chateau Ada, but I never actually went through with my decision and instead decided against it. Luckily someone came to me with one to work on and even gave me complete and utter free reign =D

A while back I bought an LLT Roderich, with only intentions of painting it up and selling it on, I also later on bought an LLT Roderich OE just to see what the difference was like XD There wasn't actually any difference, however I ended up selling the OE boy to a friend and we decided to make brother characters to go with the LLT boys XD So yush it does mean that I am keeping one still =P I'll put a little bit of their story here for yous as well, if people are interested, if not you are free to skip this part huhuhu~ So the NS boy belongs to me, his name is Wyatt and he is the older brother of the two. The WS boy belongs to my friend and his name is Bastion, and obviously is the younger brother. They both come from a sad-ish background, their Mother ran away right after Bastion was born as she didn't want the responsibility, they were mainly bought up by their Father, however being a single parent and working his best for his children drove him to become very ill, in which took his life. So these two brothers went from living with family members to being shipped off from foster home to foster home. Bastion is very tempered and overly protective over Wyatt, whilst Wyatt is a bit on the quiet side, because he blames himself for the lose of both parents. Wyatt also has a condition CIP (Congenital insensitivity to pain) hence the scars and marks. Also also also I have been really into geometric tattoos lately, well I wasn't intending on one for them, but I wanted to give them a twin tattoo for their brotherlyness XD and at that time it seemed logical.

Oh oh oh oh, I have been doing stuff with my crew lately which is evident XD It's not a massive amount, but little by little. My resin crew, I always take the longest amount of time to work on, why? Because even though I have ideas for them, it takes me a while to sort through these ideas and to settle on them, and even when I do, I may decide to change it last minute XD So yeah~ My brain is very indecisive. Recently I worked on Toki finally, that little bird of mine has been needing a new face up for like forever!! XD So I have him a new one when I got him a new outfit =P

I also recently bought an Aileen Doll Pico Dragon, however these next few pictures aren't of my own, I have yet to decide on colour scheme for it =P This lil one was commissioned by a friend =D whom also commissioned me to work on her Shinydoll Kisui~

I had another return customer, and some more Fairyland girls came to visit me kukukuku~ I also got to work on a Minifee Soony =D SOONY!!! I mean I have worked on Miyu and now a Soony~ All is well XD

SOOM DIA IS NEXT~!!! I have been going backwards and forwards with Soom Dia's ;;____;; like even when Soom did a release of just the heads I was so tempted. But I resisted, and luckily a friend asked me to paint her Dia for her =D Yush~ Having doll friends is a benefit XDD THEY COME TO ME FOR FACE UPS AND I GET TO SEE ALL SORTS OF SCULPTS~!!! And I also get to play with them as well, which is a bonus kukuku~ But yush this Dia, I have nick named him Nest Boy XD Reason? Cause the wig my friend initially gave him was like a bird's next XDD So I know him as Nest Boy huhuhu I think his actual name is Max? I dunno XDDD

Ok ok~ We are finally at the end of this bulk upload~ These next few are also commissioned by a friend huhuhu~ She ordered so much from Luts she got a free Avalanche as well as the 2013 Winter Event Kid Delf head x2! And all three came to me for face ups =DD

Ok that is it for now =D And so from here on out I will be updating as I go along instead of bulk updating because I always seem to put it off for way too long ;;_____;; I am so sorry~ I will keep this as updated as possible =D UNTIL NEXT TIME~~~