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??
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 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/secretboybands/) 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~