Chien Paints


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the visual productivity blog of Starbolins face-up shop

currently only painting dollfie dreams and similarly-styled heads

Free Face-up Opportunity

Hey everyone! Just wanted to say that because recently I’ve started painting vinyl dolls, I’ve become more interested in Dollfie Dream style heads. Please message me if you have a Dollfie Dream style head (Volks, SQ Lab) and maybe we can work something out. Since I have not painted one before, I am unable to guarantee how good the results will be— hence why the face-up will be free. : )

The winner to Chien’s Starbolins Face-up Giveaway #1 is
TOYCHILD!
Thank you everyone for participating! It was a lot of fun and I am happy there were so many participants. True to my word, of course, another face-up giveaway opportunity will come up within the next six months. There will be at least two face-up giveaways a year— maybe even three or four! I can’t do too many though, because that would be unfair to my customers to start handing out free face-ups like candy on Halloween. :)
If you have any feedback on the giveaway, feel free to contact me and I’ll try to adjust the rules next time around!

The winner to Chien’s Starbolins Face-up Giveaway #1 is

TOYCHILD!

Thank you everyone for participating! It was a lot of fun and I am happy there were so many participants. True to my word, of course, another face-up giveaway opportunity will come up within the next six months. There will be at least two face-up giveaways a year— maybe even three or four! I can’t do too many though, because that would be unfair to my customers to start handing out free face-ups like candy on Halloween. :)

If you have any feedback on the giveaway, feel free to contact me and I’ll try to adjust the rules next time around!

chienpaints:

Chien’s Starbolins Face-up Giveaway #1
Hello everyone! As promised, I am doing a face-up giveaway since this blog has reached fifty followers. It took me time to think about how long the giveaway should be, what the terms are, and how often I’d have one of these. After this giveaway is completed, I could perhaps change up the rules next time around based off of feedback! Regardless, here are the details:
Recent examples of my work can be found here on Tumblr
Reblog once to enter the face-up giveaway (likes do not count as entries)
Customers with in-progress heads or on wait-list may also enter
Winner will be selected with a random number generator after 1/28/12
There will be only one winner for Giveaway #1
Please keep your ask box open so that I may contact you if you win
Shipping is paid both ways by winner
Face-up removal is $5 (I do this to protect myself because I have received heads that were stained by factory face-ups)
Winner wins one face-up + one pair of installed eyelashes (from my stock)
If winner is already on my wait-list or has a face-up in-progress by me, the one face-up + stock eyelash installment will be free
I will not copy another face-up artist’s work out of respect for the artist
Turnaround time is four weeks when slot is reached during work period
Winner will be placed on slots list for shop just like any other normal customer
Basically, all face-up shop rules apply to this giveaway, so if you are entering it is probably a good idea to read over my shop rules. I have not decided how often I am going to do face-up giveaways, but as of right now I am leaning towards two a year. The next one should be at least six months from now, then. I think this will only change if I get a lot more followers to make the chances of winning face-ups about the same even if the people watching the blog grows.
This means maybe one to two a year for roughly fifty followers, then possibly two to four a year if around one hundred followers. I can’t guarantee this though, because it all really depends on my normal face-up shop schedule as I don’t jeopardize my work with normal customers for the sake of giveaways.
Good luck! <3

Man, time sure flies! I’m really happy with the response from this  giveaway, haha. We’re at 112 followers now, and I have to honor my word  so that means there will be at least one more giveaway in about six  months. Maybe a third one next December? Hope that sounds nice and  fair. : ) Also, I receive my airbrush tomorrow— then I’ll get to work  with practicing with that, since I haven’t received any commissions for  this month yet (customers appear to be pretty busy this month ; D it’s  cool, yo). Maybe in a while I’ll be able to offer parts blushing and  resin matching! I’m very excited.

chienpaints:

Chien’s Starbolins Face-up Giveaway #1

Hello everyone! As promised, I am doing a face-up giveaway since this blog has reached fifty followers. It took me time to think about how long the giveaway should be, what the terms are, and how often I’d have one of these. After this giveaway is completed, I could perhaps change up the rules next time around based off of feedback! Regardless, here are the details:

  • Recent examples of my work can be found here on Tumblr
  • Reblog once to enter the face-up giveaway (likes do not count as entries)
  • Customers with in-progress heads or on wait-list may also enter
  • Winner will be selected with a random number generator after 1/28/12
  • There will be only one winner for Giveaway #1
  • Please keep your ask box open so that I may contact you if you win
  • Shipping is paid both ways by winner
  • Face-up removal is $5 (I do this to protect myself because I have received heads that were stained by factory face-ups)
  • Winner wins one face-up + one pair of installed eyelashes (from my stock)
  • If winner is already on my wait-list or has a face-up in-progress by me, the one face-up + stock eyelash installment will be free
  • I will not copy another face-up artist’s work out of respect for the artist
  • Turnaround time is four weeks when slot is reached during work period
  • Winner will be placed on slots list for shop just like any other normal customer

Basically, all face-up shop rules apply to this giveaway, so if you are entering it is probably a good idea to read over my shop rules. I have not decided how often I am going to do face-up giveaways, but as of right now I am leaning towards two a year. The next one should be at least six months from now, then. I think this will only change if I get a lot more followers to make the chances of winning face-ups about the same even if the people watching the blog grows.

This means maybe one to two a year for roughly fifty followers, then possibly two to four a year if around one hundred followers. I can’t guarantee this though, because it all really depends on my normal face-up shop schedule as I don’t jeopardize my work with normal customers for the sake of giveaways.

Good luck! <3

Man, time sure flies! I’m really happy with the response from this giveaway, haha. We’re at 112 followers now, and I have to honor my word so that means there will be at least one more giveaway in about six months. Maybe a third one next December? Hope that sounds nice and fair. : ) Also, I receive my airbrush tomorrow— then I’ll get to work with practicing with that, since I haven’t received any commissions for this month yet (customers appear to be pretty busy this month ; D it’s cool, yo). Maybe in a while I’ll be able to offer parts blushing and resin matching! I’m very excited.

agirlwhostiredofwaiting:

chienpaints:

snowgray - PKF Ante

At least I think it’s a PKF Ante! I get lost with Fairyland’s sizing sometimes. Owner requested very specific eyebrows, along with color palette (dark brown eyebrows, black eyelashes, light blush, pink/natural lips). Haven’t painted on such a teeny head in a while! Did not have any wigs to fit.

Edit: Found wig in box head was shipped in and took new photos. :)

Oh my goodness. Your work is absolutely incredible…

Thank you very much for your kind words! It was really interesting painting on such a small head— I hadn’t done it in a while.

Also, heads up to everyone else— I’m at 97 followers now. Three more and I’ll have to uphold my promise of holding face-up giveaways more often, haha! Whoops. :p

Edit: Make that two more…

Is you giveaway just for people in America or is it worldwide?

Considering the owner of the doll will be the one paying the shipping to send the doll head for me to paint, and to have the doll head returned to them after it is painted, it doesn’t really matter where in the world the winner lives as long as they have access to a post office. :)

Also— this is not specifically directed at you, ball-jointedboy— I’ve been getting messages and have noticed that there might be some confusion about the prize of the giveaway. I think people who are outside of the BJD hobby are mistaken this as a free doll head being given away, and not just face-up services.

So just as an FYI to anyone who might be seeing this— if you don’t have a doll head for me to paint, I can’t really do much for you unfortunately. D: So this wouldn’t be a giveaway to a BJD enthusiast who doesn’t have a doll head they want repainted.

Chien&#8217;s Starbolins Face-up Giveaway #1
Hello everyone! As promised, I am doing a face-up giveaway since this blog has reached fifty followers. It took me time to think about how long the giveaway should be, what the terms are, and how often I&#8217;d have one of these. After this giveaway is completed, I could perhaps change up the rules next time around based off of feedback! Regardless, here are the details:
Recent examples of my work can be found here on Tumblr
Reblog once to enter the face-up giveaway (likes do not count as entries)
Customers with in-progress heads or on wait-list may also enter
Winner will be selected with a random number generator after 1/28/12
There will be only one winner for Giveaway #1
Please keep your ask box open so that I may contact you if you win
Shipping is paid both ways by winner
Face-up removal is $5 (I do this to protect myself because I have received heads that were stained by factory face-ups)
Winner wins one face-up + one pair of installed eyelashes (from my stock)
If winner is already on my wait-list or has a face-up in-progress by me, the one face-up + stock eyelash installment will be free
I will not copy another face-up artist&#8217;s work out of respect for the artist
Turnaround time is four weeks when slot is reached during work period
Winner will be placed on slots list for shop just like any other normal customer
Basically, all face-up shop rules apply to this giveaway, so if you are entering it is probably a good idea to read over my shop rules. I have not decided how often I am going to do face-up giveaways, but as of right now I am leaning towards two a year. The next one should be at least six months from now, then. I think this will only change if I get a lot more followers to make the chances of winning face-ups about the same even if the people watching the blog grows.
This means maybe one to two a year for roughly fifty followers, then possibly two to four a year if around one hundred followers. I can&#8217;t guarantee this though, because it all really depends on my normal face-up shop schedule as I don&#8217;t jeopardize my work with normal customers for the sake of giveaways.
Good luck! &lt;3

Chien’s Starbolins Face-up Giveaway #1

Hello everyone! As promised, I am doing a face-up giveaway since this blog has reached fifty followers. It took me time to think about how long the giveaway should be, what the terms are, and how often I’d have one of these. After this giveaway is completed, I could perhaps change up the rules next time around based off of feedback! Regardless, here are the details:

Basically, all face-up shop rules apply to this giveaway, so if you are entering it is probably a good idea to read over my shop rules. I have not decided how often I am going to do face-up giveaways, but as of right now I am leaning towards two a year. The next one should be at least six months from now, then. I think this will only change if I get a lot more followers to make the chances of winning face-ups about the same even if the people watching the blog grows.

This means maybe one to two a year for roughly fifty followers, then possibly two to four a year if around one hundred followers. I can’t guarantee this though, because it all really depends on my normal face-up shop schedule as I don’t jeopardize my work with normal customers for the sake of giveaways.

Good luck! <3

Oh! Okay, Let’s Talk Face-up Giveaway

Fifty followers has been reached! That’s great. I’ll write up the rules for the face-up giveaway and get those up when I can, then. : ) I’ll only do one to two face-up giveaways a year, so I’m trying to figure out if I should make the entry period longer or shorter.

Any thoughts? Longer would enable more people to join, but the BJD hobby isn’t that big that I expect to have that many stragglers come around if I leave it open for, say, two months. Shorter may be enough for everyone since there’s only a hair over fifty followers, but since the next giveaway after that may not be for another year maybe that’s not good either.

I’d really love hear any ideas if you all have any, since you’re one or two of you are going to win a free face-up, haha!

Pictureless Announcement

I’m considering after I reach fifty followers on Tumblr, I’ll start the seasonal face-up giveaway as a thanks for the support I’ve received over the years in this hobby.

I’m planning on doing at least two a year depending on how busy I am, and I still do not know what would be a fair length of time to run them to allow people ample time to hear about it to reblog. While it is unfortunate that it will force people who want a free face-up to join Tumblr, it feels like the most organized and easiest way for me to do it instead of having it be across various websites (Flickr, Twitter, DoA, and so on) to make sure EVERY interested party will be ultimately notified.

The reason why I don’t want to do this too often— which is why I’m thinking twice a year— is that it may tire me out or seem unfair to customers on a wait-list unless I time these giveaways just right. It’s suitable for right now because at this moment my wait-list is less than half full. Rough guidelines so far are that if a person wins, she will get a free face-up but shipping will still have to be on them unfortunately since doll’s are precious commodities that are collected internationally, and if the doll head must be cleaned there will still be a cleaning charge ($5, I do this to protect myself actually because I’ve received heads that have been stained by the company face-up and it’s tricky explaining that to owners) while eyelashes will be provided for free.

I’ll write an official, thoughtful, and more concise post about this when fifty followers happen then. : ) Till then— thanks for everything! Will update soon when I progress more with face-ups. The LLT head has been glossed, I just need to install eyelashes. I meant to install eyelashes tonight but then I almost got sticky fingers from his extremely glossy lips that were still drying! When will I ever learn to be hasty…? Not soon enough, it seems, haha. I managed to make myself leave it alone on this cold night to ensure that his thickly glossed lip layers will dry completely before I start assaulting his face with glue and tools again! The LTF and Migidoll have been recoated in the meantime.

Hopefully this means that tomorrow will bring more photos.