It’s awesome that there are so many different faceup artists to choose from! I love that you can browse and find someone who has a style that really matches what you envision for your doll. I think getting custom faceups makes this hobby so much more fun and interesting, plus it helps you bond more with your dolls!
Granado Michael commission 2017 for resinaeri on instagram
Mr. Leo came up for a visit and a repaint, and hands down this was the hardest faceup I’ve ever done just because of the facial hair haha, but he turned out AMAZING so it was worth it!!
Faceup by me, Adrenaline Aesthetics. My shop is currently open, but I am booked through February to April, May-June slots won’t open until the end of March. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me a message! I’m always happy to chat :)
So I recently bought my first ever Silkstone Barbie, and I really love her. I never had much interest in Silkstones before, but last year they came out with this new articulated body and I’ve wanted one ever since. The earlier Classic Black Dress Barbie with blonde hair (the one I really wanted) has been sold out for awhile and I didn’t want to pay eBay prices, so I settled on the newer brunette version not expecting to like her as much, but her hair and faceup have really grown on me and I love her now.
Her articulation is pretty good but not great–she can’t move her wrists as much as I’d like, which prevents her from doing a real hand-on-the-hip pose (what you see in the 4th photo was about as close as I could get), and her elbow joints are rather awkward-looking. For $40 though, I think her quality is good and I like that she feels very heavy and sturdy. Her dress is nicely made, plus that hairstyle is just impeccable.
I wasn’t a big fan of her boots because I felt like they were too winter-y for her sleeveless dress, so I bought an old Barbie Basics accessory pack for her on eBay, which included 5 pairs of shoes, the wrap, and some other little accessories. The last pair with the laces are definitely my favorite, and she’s going to be staying in them now because they were a bitch to tie on 😛
I’ve been on pins and needles waiting to hear about this guys, and I can finally show everyone.
I got 2nd place in the faceup contest!😲😲 I’m so proud of my entry, though I wish I’d submitted some better pictures of her. I hope the first place person (sour_dotz) doesn’t pick the Vincent sculpt 😣 bb boy is perfect for my Raphael 😍
Artist’s choice Fairyland Minifee Ria for @apoemwithnowords 💖 I really enjoyed coming up with this original concept and sketching it out! If you follow me on Instagram you’d know she’s actually been “done” for awhile, but I couldn’t complete this faceup without the finishing touches on her cheeks.
The fairy sisters! Ive been waiting for awhile to get these two sisters finished, but I had to wait on the wings and hair, but I think it was worth the wait!
Odette and Odile, my back and white fairies. =)
Their hair is viscose and made into a wig, which is glued onto the head. Eyes and lips glossed. False eyelashes. I have also drawn headdresses onto their foreheads and added gems to their heads and chest.
The wings are magnetic, with one small magnet glued to the doll’s back.
I’m very pleased with how these turned out and I am hoping to do more fairy dolls!
Artist’s choice Fairyline Sia for another one of my best friends in the hobby! I have been dying to do a pink heart theme on a doll since forever. She has lip line detail overlaid on painted heart lips, white and red heart freckles, and sky blue eyeliner for an OTT sugar-sweet look!
Her eyes have also been modded wider so she’s not as sleepy-looking :)
Part 1: It wasn’t just the undead that were kept in The Arena. Sometimes unfortunate and unwanted humans made their way to the lower labyrinths too. For all their gladitorial business, it’s funny how no one talked about how they kept their zombie fighters ‘alive’ and it was common knowledge that the zombies performed best when fed human flesh.
Part 2: The last time Wren saw his older brother Ellya they were hurling hurtful words to each other. It has been two years since then and Wren couldn’t even remember exactly what it was they were arguing about but it made Ellya storm off the night the zombie outbreak hit their town. Wren escaped the worst of the carnage but Ellya was missing ever since. Just as he was about to give up searching, Wren caught word of The Monkey-one of The Arena’s favourite undead slave fighters. The creature was missing its tongue but people say when it cried it seemed to howl the word ‘Wren’.
Part 3: Wren made it just in time to see them haul The Monkey out onto The Arena. Its skin had completely blackened, all its limbs rotted and half its skull was missing. But it was jerking and snapping incessantly like a wild animal in its chains. It was torture seeing Ellya like that. Somebody in the crowd was saying too bad that it’ll be The Monkey’s last day on The Arena because it’s up against Pretty Boy and that thing apparently killed anything in its way. Time was running out and Wren had to act fast.