Paper test print. I only have a B&W printer. The dark grey around the outside was my guide, sorry if it’s distracting!
More tutorials! :)
I decided to try designing eyes for fun and kept track of how I did it in case it helps anyone else design eyes!
The “base” is made up of three hues and colors— red on top, violet in the middle, and a darker violet for the bottom. “Highlight” is the shiny band underneath the pupil, and was just done by making a shiny strip, drawing in some light-colored lines for the texture of the eye, and then using the smudge tool to smudge the edges of it so that it blends into the rest of the eye better. “Dark” are the little, thin strips of dark lines on the highlight band.
“Glow” is a gradient right under the upper edge to make sure the eye doesn’t get too dark. “Pupil” is self-explanatory. “Star dust” is literally star dust— it’s from a photo of space. “Fuzzy edge” is the duplicated top part of “edge” blurred and brought lower onto the colored parts of the eye, then the color was adjusted. “Edge” is the dark ring around the eye to make the eye look more gooey and cute. “Kira kira shadow” is the dark shadow behind the eye highlights that is blurred and moved a little to the right— it makes the highlights pop more. “Kira kira” are the big highlights of the eye— three strong, opaque highlights (including the heart), and two gradient, translucent highlights. “More highlight” is the gradient laid on top of the upper-right edge.
Edit: Tumblr’s thumbnails look kind of weird. I tried a few different layouts but because one of the pictures is really wide but short, they still end up funny looking. Sorry about the funny looking second row of thumbnails!
Two other heads completed today! Both belong to Nekopon. <3
Hey everyone! I took all the advice very seriously— such as about how her nose was too far-gone, and that I should carve a mouth. So, I went back and modded her some more— I shaped her nose to be more prominent, and then carved a mouth a little smile for her. I didn’t realize that the mouth mod wouldn’t be that noticeable after I painted her, but it’s really there, haha!
I’ve done all I can with this head now, so it’s time to move onto a new one. I’ll most likely sell this one on Ebay or something to fund the next one to continue DDH01 quest! So far I’ve managed shy/pouty, and now energetic/spirited.
Thank you once again for your support and input! It’s very helpful.
Two and a half hours of modding later, Mabel is done. She’s on the left-hand side.
Might be hard to see, but I think the mods are most prominent around the lower face area. While the original head (on the right-hand side) had a protruding lower jaw, the new one has a very softened lower jaw to look moe, cute, simplified.
I shaved her chin down all the way to the neck hole, carved a smile in, softened her cheeks, carved a higher nose, and so on and on and on and on. My left-hand got super tingly at one point so I’m going to stop. It just made a weird popping sound, and then the entire hand started to shake??? What…
This is how I would paint them after sanding the faces a bit to make them smoother.
A few more photos of this pouty bb.
Commission of a DDH04 painted to look like Meiko from Anohana. :)
I don’t have a wig in her size, so I’m just using a wig to frame her face while it’s being held down by the hoodie. Also, I put her on a Volks MSD body just for photos. The elastic is actually a bit too thick to be able to string through the head.
More WIP! Left is my modded head, right is a commission.
Some ideas on how to paint the head I modded. This also, I think, is a good example of why I have been having a ton of fun painting heads like this, recently. :3
Sand sand sand sand!
This may look freaky right now but it’s going pretty much according to plan. <3 I’m at the finishing steps now where I just need to smooth things out, and then buff the head back to its original grittiness.
Picked up my sister’s Hasekura today and snapped some quick photos of him before I put him back in his box. She can unwrap him, he’s her’s after all. Also picked up a cute outfit for Rory too. I also got a DDH-01 head to mod to be very :3 moeeeeeee.
Paint dolls forever.
Also, gonna do my homework now. Hopefully. Finally.
Waaaah this head is really cute. :,3