Busying It Down

Wow, it has been busy round here. Got a load of commissions which I'm happy about =D Been doing OT at work to cover for a colleague whose been on holiday, and working on some mini personal projects. I've been thinking of revamping my online portfolio, but I need to plan it a bit more hahaha, and I've been thinking of renaming myself XD I'd still be Jatzu, just giving myself a more company/studio based name. I dunno yet, I'm considering it.

Anyway, this post is about my recent commissions n_n
First off would be a Dollshe Bernard, which I keep calling Bermann.... haven't worked on a Bermann yet, so that's something to look forward to maybe XD I'd like to work on all the Dollshe sculpts. I used to not like them very much, they were creepy in my eyes, but now I just can't get enough of them XD I can't ever own one though, cause I've tried, and it just doesn't work. They're not for me unfortunately. But I think they are very expressive sculpts, so I will admire them instead hehehe.

I like working with tanned dolls, however this boy's tan was hard to work with cause it's dark but not as dark? I know I'm not making much sense, but it wasn't dark enough to not add colour to, but it was too dark to use bright colours on. Skin tones like this really make me consider buying an airbrush, but it's not too often that I will get dolls of this tone, and it's also not very often that I will get fantasy parts to work on. I don't know XD Maybe I should, another thing to consider about hahaha.

Next commission would be one that I was uber excited about, I dunno if people will remember. In my last post I mentioned BulletsBanq [Flickr . Tumblr] well~ She came to me for a few commissions, and OMG was I happy or what??!! Hahahaha~ I was smiling the whole day, and not able to comprehend that -she- was asking me, to work for her! XD But anyway I worked on a few tattoos for her and a face up n_n I had fun, and I got to up my skills on tattoos~!

These are all done on a Fairyland Minifee body, so imagine just how small it is. There are no WIP for the whale because I actually struggled to figure out how I was going to do this one without any line work. I mean I lined it out with pencil, but then I had to colour it in and everything. And even then I didn't line it out. The whale really tested me and my blending skills. All these tattoos are done with water colours and pastels. I used water colours as a colour base, and then enhanced it with pastels. I think the one I like most would be the whale hahahaha, I poured way more heart into it compared to the others. Not saying I didn't do my best for the other ones, but I personally enjoyed the challenge more XD

Finally this DIM Larina boy for Bullets as well~ He is so cute XD The eyebrows were hard to get right, cause he has some eyebrow arches which pushes for cutesy sad eyebrows, and I had to ignore those to give him angry ones. I originally did them too high which meant that he looked more cute then angry. But I've done them better in the final version. He is very blue and yellow~ Had to be careful not to mix the two colours too much LOL! Cause he could have turned out green XD

So all those are done~ I have more commissions that I'm currently working on n_n so once those are done I shall update again =D Hopefully it won't be too long.

Something good and bad at the same time has happened to me recently on the dollie side of things. I set myself up ready to buy in a Switch tan Soseo, but I totally missed out on getting one... it sold out in less then an hour!! That is totally crazy!! I feel completely gutted that I missed out. I was so ready and prepared for it as well, however, I've come to settle with the thought that maybe I don't need one. I already have Soseo in normal skin, maybe I should just get him a better body and just deal with it. I honestly would have loved him as my first tanned doll, but as it is. I don't think I will be able to get one, and the 2nd hand market is pathetic right at this moment. I can't stand how slow it is and at how people are all selling nothing but Andreja face ups, don't get me wrong. I absolutely adore Andreja, she is one of my face up idols. But the only things that are even selling quick on the market are dolls with her work on them and for ridiculous prices. Maybe it's time to rethink my dollie plans XD We shall see~