Saturday, November 16, 2013

finalizing doll plans~

Long time no blog, everyone! College barely gives me enough time to do the things I enjoy, but I'll make do for now. Anyway... I've been reaching new goals with my faceup shop and I might finally have enough money to order my next doll this Christmas! I've been waiting for well over a year and switching back and forth between several dolls, but I've finally made up my mind to do this.
The doll I'm getting is a LittleMonica Sophia and after this round of commissions, I'll have roughly $500 out of the $624 I need to pay for her and ridiculous EMS shipping to the US.

I haven't quite figured out a good style for her yet (I'm kind of stuck between posh girl and Harajuku "neo gal") so it's going to be a while before I can get her a decent closet. As for wigs, I know I want to get her something in a mint green color, but her hairstyle really depends on what kind of things she's going to wear. I'm not sure which of these two Leekeworld wigs I like more, but there's plenty of time before the DoA group order ends, so... (if you have opinions you'd like to share, I'd love to hear them, though).

❤ mura

Saturday, November 2, 2013

faceup progress

Ever wondered how faceups are done? I took a bunch of progress shots for the faceup I did on my friend's SDMB Minoru Kamimura, so here goes nothing! The lighting changes with each shot and that bothers me a little, but I'm too lazy to go back and fix the colors...

The pastels and basic paint is already laid down here.

Painting finished and ready for final seal!

And here's the finished product with gloss and lashes!
I'll be taking better photos for my Flickr and faceup blog when it's actually light outside and I can get some nice natural lighting. See you next time!

❤ mura