Saturday, October 27, 2012

New Tumblr

I've been busy working on my dolls. I've finished the Clawdeen, Gee Gee.

Gee Gee Dreamy

I love her blue eyes! I also started working on my third commission for miss wonderlandfan. She wanted me to paint Sally, from the Nightmare before Christmas. I've really sped through, and she is almost done. Again, you'll have to wait for pics of her.

Now, about my title, since I'm not a very extroverted person, it's always been a little hard for me to make myself post here. I have come up with the idea of posting about all the good tips and information I've learned from repainting dolls and just general crafting. I like having a clear topic to write about and sharing techniques with other artists. But I really don't seem to be getting a lot of views on this blog, so posting here often feels pretty pointless. I have been using tumblr for about a month now to follow some great blogs. It's been fun and it seems really active, so I've decided to start posting there too. I don't know if it'd be weird, but I think I will just copy the posts here. And occasionally only post here about more private things, like myself. :)

I hope it works out. Wish me luck!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Long Time, No See

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted, huh? Sorry bout that. For a while, I didn't feel like I had anything of substance to post about, but then that changed and I was to busy or tired to post. I have sold six dolls since I last posted about listing my very first dolls on etsy. Yes, six! And I have several more commissions lined up too. I hope you can tell, I am very ecstatic! And a little nervous, like always, but I think thats just a part of my personality. :0

I sold Cleo, Ghoulia, Frankie, and a Lagoona + Cleo doll I have not yet shown on my blog.

Here is Lagoona, she was a roller maze girl...


I was actually contacted on flickr first after someone saw her WIP pictures, they wanted reserve her in advance! I was so surprised and happy!

And here is the new Cleo that I completed at roughly the same time. She was my first commission, for a previous customer, the wonderfully sweet lady who bought Frankie.


The sixth doll I've sold is a Clawdeen, another commission for Wonderlandfan. She hasn't been shipped out yet, nor have I posted public pics. You will have to wait to see her.

In my last post I had mentioned that I was working on a steampunk Frankie and CAM Witch. I still have to finish Frankies outfit, but otherwise her face is done!

Frankie Salute

I had finished the Witch and listed her, but she's been on etsy several months now and no bites.

Cam Witch peaceful *For Sale*

I think I am going to have to take her down and revise her, probably redo her lips. I've already ordered her a cute dress!

And finally, back to some much more recent girls! I only just posted pictures on flickr.

In chronological order, here is the CAM Triclops I repainted...

Sweet Triclops WIP

I decided to stick with her original color scheme, I think it was a good choice. I did, however, order her a spiffy new wig. The one she came with was poor quality and clashed. The wig should be arriving tomorrow and then I can finish her. I am so excited!!

Lastly, one I am very proud of, my demon/succubus Draculaura.


She is also unfinished. I made her some beautiful horns, but still have to do her wings and tail. This was my first time doing freckles, I love love how they look. I used the splatter method, where you dip a ragged paintbrush in paint (I used watercolor, so it was easy to edit) and then flick it with a tooth brush across the doll's face. It was very fun. Also my first time painting such an expressive face. It's clearer in other pictures, but she is smirking and raising one eyebrow. And rolling her eyes, I guess!

I still have a lot to say, but that'll be for tomorrow, when it's not so late.

You can find many more pictures of all of my doll repaints on my flickr, there is a link on the right sidebar. Please check out my etsy shop, too, for very detailed information on the sold dolls, link is also on the right.

And as always, please, please tell me what you think. I love reading other peoples feedback!

Thanks for taking the time to read! <3