Hung out yesterday with friends and dolls ^o^!
Happy Valentine’s! This week’s suddenly aquired School Life Set for Nendoroids ^^; Was surprised to find it available as I managed to miss the preorders ^^; Misplaced Yuki’s glasses (wah!) still haven’t found it ^^;;; Hopefully it’ll turn up sometime ^^;
Want to mention to some of you who enquired about commisioned sewing, I’m quite busy this week so I haven’t really started (ack) but I will e-mail when I get to work on your stuff. When I am less busy later this year, I will try to put up a commission section/update my etsy website. Thank you all for your interest, patience and support ^^/!
Need to find out how Danny clone himself :P
When I saw the fabric at Fabricana I had to buy it, today finally I had a little time to make a simple dress, which I call “The Minnie” *grin*
Miss Sally Rice has special translucent “skin” and pouty lips :) Mine came with a slightly lipsided top lip so I decided to modify it a little ^^;
Wow time flies, it’s Halloween already! I still recall the first Halloween tutorial post which was inspired by puchicollective. :) This year, I have a simple one to share too!
For this small tutorial, you will need to have access to a colour printer (preferably), paper, scissors and craft glue or double sided tape.
This template will fit blythes, Licca and dolls with similar sized hands.
1) Save this template onto your computer, and print it out using a picture editing program.
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 ^^/
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 :)
Time sure flies! We know Christmas is coming very soon by all the decorations around, and Christmas themed music playing at the malls and such!
Make some Xmas Stockings for your dolls!