I apologise for the lack of activity here, have been busy, to the point that haven’t been drawing much NOR sewing much ^^; The closest I get to “draw” is this recent project which was in progress little by little. What is that project? Here’s a clue :P
**Warning: doll head pix under the cut, so if you’re not a fan of dolls or is disturbed by bald doll heads, I would suggest you not look ^^;
I got this extra head without eyeholes as I intended to try to paint the eyes in.
ETA: I forgot to mention that I actually sanded the lips/mouth and a bit around the nose off the actual head (HDD-01). The result is not perfect unfortunately, as despite that I tried to buff the sanded area, buffing seemed to make the fine scratches from sanding more obvious to the naked eye ^^;
First Then, a couple coats of Mr. Super Clear is sprayed on over a few hours (gotta wait for it to dry before applying the 2nd coat).
Then I painted the eyeballs using diluted acrylic in white. As the acrylic paint is diluted I have to do a few coats to make sure the skin colour does not show through.
It took many tries before I came up with something somewhat decent ^^; I had rubbing alcohol and clean cotton buds nearby to remove mistakes ^^; Blush is applied with a clean brush using powdered chalk pastels — it has to be oil free as oils can permanently stain/damage the vinyl – which is what the doll head is made of.
I referred to the figures I have at home of Taiga to paint the pupils. As I use a brush to paint the facial features, we still see the brush strokes ^^;
I tried having a wig on the head but felt that the brows were kinda off, and she looks a bit squished with angry mouth :P
Dug around online for some Taiga smirking images and finally came up with this~
To see more pix you can check the doll entry here :3
My husband is probably also glad I finally finished as I had(still have) a lot of stuff on my desk which I really should pack away soon ^o^;
If you’re interested in the Mini Dollfie Dream body, there’s a discussion about the “floppy knee issue” going on at my post on figure.fm here, you can find out a bit more information if you read Chibichibiusa’s comments :)