I hate having to be one 8 different platforms to reach people in the doll hobby. Shit is exhausting. I also must just be dense because I find the search functionality of social media generally sucks. I have to wade through a zillion post of nothing to get any real info about what I am actually looking for. Forums may be outdated but I find them much more friendly to the slower moving, data rich nature of a lot of the doll hobby.
There's this person on insta that i follow. they make dolls and I mean, theyre not perfect, I think they havent been making dolls for long.
but anyway. The speed they make the dolls. is scary.
They posted a blueprint thing on their story abt a week ago. today I check on their story again - the fucking thing is not only already partially sculpted but already has joints, a head and all that shit. literally the only thing missing is the arms.
The doll before that? it took like 2weeks for it to go from a concept to an almost finished doll that only needed more polish.
They SCARE me. like in a good way. but they scare me.
In August 2019, I held an auction for a doll face up of any kind in order to raise funds for the El Paso Community Foundation.
The winner was my dear friend @u4bik, who is not only the most patient soul on this Earth, but also owner of one of my most favorite bjd characters, Skuld. They asked me to paint Skuld's human faceplate (Lagoon by Batchix Dolls) to have skull themed face paint but with space in the negative spaces. Two of my favoritest things! Her flesh was dusted with white and pearlescent pastels while everything else is watercolor and mica powders. We contemplated adding iridescent starburst glitters but opted to go with painted stars instead.
In order to slightly make up for my tardiness, I made a pair of resin eyes. One pair with white scleras (top) and the other with black (bottom), but both filled with all the glitter and shinnies!
I am so happy to know this face plate is back home safe and sound and it was such an honor to paint for them ❤️
In spring 2020 I was going to attend an anime convention that obviously Did Not Happen, so I spent some of the money I'd set aside for that on an anime doll instead. I happened to find both the head and body I wanted readily available for a good price - 55cm Obitsu with a Parabox Sleeping Princess head. I've never had a soft vinyl/internal skeleton doll before, but they're very fun! I was going for Animal Crossing vibes with her faceup (hence no eyebrows) but you can tell that the anime style thing isn't my wheelhouse, haha.