Monday, March 31, 2008

Natural Light Beauty

Gosh, I just can't get enough of this doll's face! She's so pretty! So here's some more photos taken of her in natural daylight. Enjoy!

















~Tinooseus!

Valera's Third Faceup...

Well, I NEED to get some paints so I can work more on eyebrows and lashes, but here she is, attempt #3.















The only thing (besides the bad brows and lashes, lol!)is that while the colors photographs fairly well, in person, she is very "high color"-- she looks too "stained" to me with too much blushing. Part of the problem, I sure, is that I did it last night in bad lighting! And I just didn't know when to stop!

~Tinooseus!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Let Freedom Ring

We went to visit the Martin Luther King monument in City Park this evening. Valerie spent an hour reflecting upon a few historical giants as dusk quietly fell...



















































(Valerie is a Dollstown Elysia head on a Dollstown 13B-Girl body.)

~Tinooseus!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Kitty and her kitties have an Office Party!

They've invited the sweet-tempered Mina along!














I often bring my dolls to work with me when I find that I need a bit of extra cheering up. I have a whole miniature office set up in one corner, a cute chair made of twigs in another, and plenty of room for my dolls to come visit. It's rather a nice thing, actually, and I'm glad that my workplace tolerates it!


~Tinooseus!

Monday, March 24, 2008

My 2nd BJD faceup....

I wanted this sculpt to have a very light, natural look-- this character is a "soap and water" kind of girl. Anyway, I didn't do lashes or eyebrows because I don't have the right supplies yet, but I was focusing on doing the lips.

My first faceup was yesterday, and after it was done I started laughing because I thought, "Gee, my soap and water girl sure likes Cherry Kool-Aid!" She had that crazy stained mouth look that small kids get. She also looked like a makeup counter disaster with WAAAAAY too much blush! So, I wiped it and tried again. I'll need to try to take clearer photos because the lighting is just not showing what *I* see when I look at her. She has a little bit (just a little!) more color than is shown in the pics. For example, very light blushing over her face. And I tried sketching in her eyebrows using an oil-free pastel pencil, but apparently, it just brushes away, lol! I can tell that eyebrows and lashes are going to be a real bear for me, though...

Ok, enough chatter, tell me what you think please:





VERRRRY faint, but I added little white (well, light peachy-white) lip lines! Weee!




Very over-lighted photo, but you can best see the faint eyebrows I did:


Oddly enough, I like how the left side came out better. I am right-handed and ended up doing the left side upside down. Maybe I should do them BOTH upside down...) First I shaded a flesh-tone pastel where I wanted the brows to go as my guide, and then I lightly sketched the eyebrows in with a pastel pencil in brown.

I have SOOO much respect for all you faceup artists out there-- this is very hard work! But fun!

~Tinooseus!