I haven’t properly updated this blog in so long. I’m sorry! uwu tl;dr for those who don’t follow my main blog— I started my career after graduating college, and took about six months to settle into my new life. I actually interviewed less than a week after I graduated, and then was hired immediately. As a heads up, I do update my main quite frequently with my thoughts on dolls— I just try to keep this painting blog mostly full of either WIP’s. finished commissions, and shop-related announcements.
Anyway, I’ve been painting quite frequently again for the past three months, and have gotten back into the swing of things. There are a couple of changes, events, and projects I’d like to do this year.
Past Customer Appreciation Event
Free Face-up Giveaway
Attend more conventions
Move to a more professional and automated shopfront (Storenvy?)
Make resin eyes!
Recently, I’ve been really inspired by some of the reallydynamicdollphotographersonFlickr! So maybe this year, I can strive to take more interesting photos too. :> Thanks for reading and sticking with me this long— I hope you guys are just as excited as I am for 2014!
PS: I queued up a bunch of WIP’s photos from my main to this blog— they’re from as old as March of last year! Please enjoy if you haven’t seen them yet. <3 If you have, thanks for watching my main blog!
I heard your wrist was injured I hope everything at the specialist goes well!! Your work inspires me and encourages me to work more on my DD faceups and I appreciate and admire that. I hope to see you painting DDs again soon :)
!!!!! You are super sweet!!!! Thank you so much— this was a wonderful thing to wake up to this morning when I trudged into the office at 7AM. It is incredibly kind of you to not only notice that my wrist was injured, but to send me such a sweet message about it. Truly, I had such a big smile on my face. :)
I see the specialist on Thursday, and hopefully they’ll have good news for me! The X-ray was done on Saturday and all that info plus the initial diagnosis from my primary will all be forwarded to the specialist. Fingers crossed that everything will be okay! <3 I hope to paint dolls again soon too— I have so many fun and exciting projects to do, and can’t wait to finish them. :D
A new panel! I’ll be showing a presentation on otome media that will talk about otome visual novels, other types of games, anime, and manga. ) I may hand out some of my DRAMAtical Murder prints as a prize.
LP2 @ 3:00PM - Face-up Demo (Resin and Vinyl Dolls)
My usual panel that I’ve been doing a few years now— I’ll do a face-up demonstration while explaining what works for painting resin and vinyl dolls.
Workshop 1 @ 4:00PM - BJD Swapmeet
This is a new-ish swapmeet— it’ll be the second year for it. Bring anything related to dolls to sell! There will be tables and chairs set up around a meet-up area in the center.
Hello! Do you have any tips on doing faceups on vinyl? I just got a ddh-06 head for my DDI body and I've spent most of the day just staring at her face wondering where to start. I'm more used to resin to be honest. :'x
Hello!!! :> Face-ups on vinyl are similar to face-ups on resin. Vinyl feels a little weird right after cleaning and washing, so I usually let it rest until it’s at its usual firmness and texture before I coat it. Do not use ZM Spray or Purity Seal on it! Those do not play nice on vinyl at all. MSC works great! I haven’t tried Testors or airbrushing matte medium on it yet. After you get the MSC on right, it’s the same as resin face-ups! Just don’t squeeze the head too hard if it’s made of a softer vinyl, haha! :> Good luck!