Archive for the ‘Super Dollfie’ category

Obsessing over a new artform

May 23, 2008

eye detail

Pictured above is eye detail of an obitsu gretel head I did. So now that I’m fully a resin addict, I think the main thing that is making me so is the desire to perfect my doll make-up artistry. When I started out I really had no clue about techniques and materials and just kind of jumped in and my first efforts were definitely just that- first efforts. But now as I see more and more of these kind of dolls, I’m finally opening my eyes to the aesthetics and what makes a good face-up. For example, I adopted this little Lumi and knew her face-up was not stock but wasn’t familiar with the artist Lilykoi

Ali-chan

This doll is even more amazing in person and I really just love to study her and the artistry behind her perfect little face. I think grandma will notice a resemblance to a certain little person too…
But it’s really got me wanting to reach this level that this artist is at. The hardest part for me are the eyebrows and lower lashes so I’ve really been trying to learn how these artists get that soft sweeping look. They use different techniques so there isn’t really one way to do it. Here below I tried the pastel shadow and then painted the hairs.
eye detail

I’m anxious to buy more resin heads and work away at them but that’s not practical just yet. It could get pretty expensive unless I’m sure I’ll be able to sell them. But it is so much fun and gratifying to learn this art and hopefully I can expand on it and get more creative with it.

More meets and Mini Me’s

May 8, 2008

Latina Beauty

I have so much catching up to do and so much is going on. Here is my latest commission for a customer who wanted a “mini me” She’s a latina Blythe and was previously a Cinnamon Girl. I re-rooted her and gave her make-up and eye chips. I really love how this one came out and find my airbrushing is getting better over time. Still got a ways to go before I get more fancy but hopefully not much further.

Last weekend, I went to my first ABJD meet. It was really neat seeing the other dolls and to get closeups of dolls that I was curious about. I really loved the Luts Delf and Kid Delf that attended. I brought my Puki PIpi and many had been curious to see one up close. The Puki’s are pretty popular tinies nowadays. My Twee Twee Spurred some Puki shopping sprees among some collectors. Here’s Twee Twee in a wig I made her. This is my first one and I’ve get to make some more to get the hang of it. It was hard finding the right size for her so I put one together.
Doll Meet

Here’s my little Latis posing with a Dollzone bunny. The animal dolls are getting pretty popular as well
Arizona abjd meet

So it’s official. I’m now a resin addict and plan to attend more meets in the future.

Famous last words…

April 20, 2008

Previews

I have closed my commission book for a bit so I can get ready for IFDC at the end of July. I took a break in between commissions here and did this Volks Dollfie man head. Then I gave him a razor cut and I think my Momokos are going to fight over him. I’m planning on bringing him IFDC and have some other doll heads to work on so I can offer them up for sale.

So, as I said in my title “famous last words” because in my last post I said I wasn’t into the bigger ball-jointed dolls and then after finishing my face-up on Sooah, I felt like playing with her. I put a black wig on her and she turned completely asian and really cool looking so I going to style her up in more street clothes with a punk goth type theme and will also bring her to the convention. I may even try to make clothes but I’m still a beginner in sewing and have lots to learn. I guess working on Sooah and getting her face-up just right brought out her personality and I guess we “bonded” as they say in the doll world.

Stay tuned for more face-ups on the smaller Obitsu and Volk’s dolls. 🙂

Ball-jointed Mania

April 12, 2008

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I’ve had 60 cm resin ball-jointed dolls sitting in work pile for some time. Sooah here was a birthday present from hubby- well more like a gift certificate which I picked out this girl thinking I may be interested in a doll this size. But she sai in a box not made-up and here she finally is finished. I think as far as the resin dolls are concerned I prefer the tinies so I’m adopting this one out. I enjoyed doing her face-up though and am trying to hone my skills in that area. I finally got the tricks and techniques and am very pleased with how she came out. I also redid my DIM Persia head…

SOLD
Again, sitting in the not played with pile so I will also adopt him/her out. I just prefer little dolls and when they get bigger than 11 inches tall, I lose interest. I don’t have the room for dolls this size with little hands wanting to grab and tug so it’s just not practical. They are lovely to look at in pictures so I’ll just enjoy them from that angle.

Working on these dolls was a nice change of pace from re-rooting. I have stuff waiting to be done and will tackle those this weekend. But I have to break it up so as not to get burnt out. Here’s my latest re-root. Just a simple one but less is more sometimes. I also changed her eye color, eyebrow color, added lashes and freckles.
For Anna

The lure of the ABJD

December 4, 2007

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I’ve had this head for a while. It’s a DIM Persia head. I was going to give him a face-up and then sell him but decided to keep him. And while I liked this face-up o.k., I started getting nit picky and next thing I know, I almost started over again. I’ll take pics of that tomorrow. He’s waiting on an outfit from Volk’s because he’s got nothing to wear. I got him a track suit because that’s all I can afford at the moment. Man, the clothes for these type of dolls get expensive!!! But they’re very cool. I’ll definitely go for the more rocker punk look I think. We’ll see what strikes me.

In the Blythe world, I got Retro Mama. I just couldn’t take it anymore and had to get her. I sold some things to pay for her and I’m not sorry I had to let some other dolls go. She is so cool. She has this luminescent skin. Very cool. I’m also waiting on Princess Al a Mode. I actually got her in late October but was waiting on Slow Smile Momoko’s release and expect them in one big package from Crescent. Ichigo Heaven is in there as well so it’ll be quite a dolly bonanza. And that’s it for dolls purchases this year. Honest, I swear… Oh wait, I pre-ordered Follow My Back Momoko. But that’s really it. Anyway, here’s a picture of Meringue, my Mrs. Retro Mama aka MRM.

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Fashion frenzy!

April 16, 2007

New Clothes

Well, since my momoko family has expanded I thought it was time to focus on getting them some great clothes. Here’s my hazy wind reroot modeling the Volk’s WTG fashions. I’ve named her Ruby. I’m not always quick to name my dolls and sometimes my 3 yr old helps me. Any doll with light long hair and bangs get the name of Clippy for some reason. Any doll with long dark hair with bangs get the name “Sammy” like my Daisy D. I guess it depends on their hairstyle. She comes up with good names every so often. Like Jill, my rerooted poodle, who’s in a new home now. The new owner kept that name for her and it fits her quite well.

I do have a new face-up on eBay right now. It’s an Obitsu Haruka head. Click here or on the picture to view or bid.

March 20, 2007

Hazy wind reroot

Today’s momoko is my hazy wind orange reroot. I have loads of dolly projects I’m thinking about but of course, not enough time to do them.

I do have a new Obitsu Gretel head on eBay so click here or on the picture to view or bid. I will also be listing a 1/6 size obitsu head later this week.