Eyes comparison part 2/in Other dolls/by chun
A few more for comparison purposes.
Another hand painted head with light pink hair,
I unfortunately cannot for the life of me remember what head is she She is a parabox neko head — bought her too long ago and her packaging did not say where she is from (oops), I painted 2 heads for a friend, she picked the other ^^
I think for this attempt the eyes is a bit lopsided :P (and maybe a bit too far apart?) so this poor head is in storage :P I may give her a different type of mouth in future maybe the :D mouth lol
So how I went about painting the face is — using a fine brush, I “sketched” the eyes with diluted white acrylic paint, painted in the eye whites in first, then paint the darker colours over. I guess this step results in uneven surface seen on the close ups.
The rubber heads tends to stain if you use darker colour on it directly I find. But the “staining” method is good if you wish to apply blush to the doll ^^ (but it is a difficult technique to get right ^^; )
Right at the end when, I feel okay with the result I apply a clear/matt waterbased varnish over the eyes/eyebrows and mouth.
Below is a limited edition licca I found at Nakano Broadway last year, I named her Nakano lol
She has light pink pearl-ish lipstick ^^ she came with a cute school uniform which was unfortunately not very well made ^^;;;;;
An older picture of Nakano chan, and to see her other outfits here is her flickr set:
This poor Licca has her body “stolen” for one of my blythes :P purchased her from a friend in Singapore :D
she’s actually quite pretty don’t you think?
Please note: I do not own all of the vintage licca dolls in this post, Tibiloo had kindly offered to take pictures of her collection of different generations of Liccas for me to post here for comparison (Thank you!)
1st Generation Vintage Licca:
Lady Licca, looks similar to first generation face mould:
Blond Lady Licca:
1st Generation Repro (reproduction)
New Licca (between 1st and 2nd generation)
2nd generation vintage licca
3rd generation licca
Thanks for checking this out! :) I hope it might be of some help to identify some of the dolls out there ^^/
Eyes comparison/in Other dolls/by chun
Inspired by this post on dannychoo.com, I decided to take some close up pictures of some of the dolls I have to compare the eye painting(s)
I painted 2 faces of my dolls before, and was often rather bothered by how the brush strokes shows up if I look closely ^^;
This is Koko, the doll I made before I acquired my Mamachapp doll :P
I made a Hagu doll, based off Hagu from Honey and Clover anime series :) Ugh need to find a better way to paint it neatly :P
Mamachapp doll also obviously factory painted (machine maybe?)
Just for good measure I include my 2 Licca chans ^^
This is the Vintage 2nd Generation licca
This is a repro 2nd generation :) I may try to repaint her lips as I find her lips a little bit too bright ^^;
Haruhi Nendoroid, different material base doll, but I thought to include her for comparison as well.
Her eyes obviously are factory applied, there’s even dithering in the iris part.
I am missing some of the more current liccas which I have (oops) maybe next time :)
Mamachapp redressed!/2 Comments/in MamaChapp/by chun
Hmmmm got reminded I had a couple outfits of the blythes which will fit her (mwahaha)
Dug them out and dressed the newbie up :P
She told me she’s too old for this ^^;
Gave her something to read while she wait for me to get the other set of clothes ^^;
Ah better now ^^
Ready for school? She reminded me it’s evening ^^;; and school’s out ^^;;;;;;;! (Oops just noticed there’s a stray thread on her right sleeve ^^; )
Dream doll arrives!/4 Comments/in MamaChapp/by chun
I wanted one of these little stinkers for a while now and when I had a chance to get one from a friend, I HAD TO! lol
After being reassured I’m not having her for lunch or dinner, or any other meals at that, she calmed down and let me take a few pictures…
I noticed that her head is a bit bigger/chubbier than the dolls I tried to make by imitating her ^^; Also my friend told me before that her ears are pretty big as well XD Her clothing is very very well made with very fine lace even I dare say worth every pretty penny :P
They’re still chatting noisily like little birds on my desk :)
Thanks for the dream come true Virginie!
Daisy and Clover, small update :)/in blythe, Custom/by chun
They have reached their new home with their new owner, who happened to be someone lovely I know XD this is a photo taken by her new owner which I got permission to post up ^^/
So good to see her out and about lol her hair and eyelashes look like they have a story to tell!
I haven’t had much dolly time these days, but finally last weekend I took Luna out :)
Don’t mind her older get up lol no time to make new clothes and I’m running a bit low on doll funds ^^;
Update on Daisy and Clover/in blythe, Custom/by chun
Time sure flies! My husband was reminding me that I haven’t updated this site for a while (oops) Sorry about that! ^^; Just been really busy that is all! I do miss my dolly time tho ;_; While I do not have much time to sew very much these days, I still play with my dolls once in a while :) I will be posting some pictures I took of some of my dolls here for now, until I get more time to do sewing again ^^;
On another note, Daisy and Clover has been auctioned off via yahoojapan thru the Princess a la mode Charity Auction and we’re very pleased that she’s going to a wonderful home in Canada! (WOOHOO!)
Most current addition to the doll family/in Uncategorized/by chun
A very new experience with my first Momoko doll.
No name yet, sewed a couple things for her as “warm up sewing”. Patterns from dolly coordinates ^^
Tank top made with pattern from dolly coordinate 1, page 50
Pants made with pattern from dolly coordinate 3, page 52
Converse (for Blythes) by Takara
Bag from re-ment set
Isabelle (Rosey Red Blythe)/1 Comment/in Uncategorized/by chun
Still rather busy with non doll related stuff, but today I have a reason to take some dolly pictures :) Today’s model is Isabelle, a Roesy Red (RR) adopted sometime last year from blythou ^^/
this is probably my favourite of the lot, lovely dress by awonderfultreat ^^
A few more shots here ^^
Singapore is having it’s first ever Toy and Comic convention, for more information check it out at www.sgtoyandcomiccon.com! And the exciting part is, among all other exhibitors, CWC is taking part with their “Blythe Stylish Creations” exhibition!
Princess a la mode Charity Auction/in blythe, Custom/by chun
Daisy and Clover will be auctioned off during the last batch of the Princess a la mode Charity Auction, which is from June 16 – June 22. For more information and details on where the proceeds goes to, be sure to watch blythedoll.com closely!
This year I am unable to take part in the blythe beauty contest due to various personal reasons, I missed Daisy and Clover so much ;_; The experience last year felt like a dream, a wonderful dream at that, I hope to be able to take part again in future! I would like to give heartfelt special thanks to Natsuko and Tibiloo for letting me know of Daisy and Clover’s recent status :)