[Art] AileenDoll Seed

Today was supposed to be a gym day, but I’ve had a leg cramp for the last 24 hours and figured it might be a bad idea. (I did go on a walk, which helped a little but it’s still kinda there.) So I decided to work on art instead, and since the conditions were right I could finish up my Seed doll. He’s retired now, but they have other dragons available here: http://aileendoll.com/category/dragon/46/?page=1

He’s my first time doing a face-up/blushing, and it was definitely a learning experience. I found the pastels didn’t work well at all, and the pencils were okay but not very efficient. I am going to need to find a different technique for doing humans/elves if I ever get another one. But I’m happy with some aspects, mostly the speckles and the bottoms of his feet. You can see all my mistakes because the photos are so big though!

Putting him back together was the most difficult part. His eyes are kinda crooked because I didn’t want to fuss with them any longer. Also, his right leg got super loose when I was putting his torso on, and I didn’t want to take him all apart again to fix it. You can kind of see it in some of the pictures.


[Art] Druid Nesting Dolls

I finally finished painting these guys today. They were pretty fun, though my symmetry isn’t that good, haha. These were painted with acrylic and oil-based paint pens, then sealed with spray sealant. I’m thinking about getting another set or two to make some Star Wars ones, but not sure which characters or creatures I would do yet.

My favorite one is the moonkin, I wish he was on the outside!


[Art] WiP – Nesting Dolls

My paint pens arrived yesterday, so I had enough time to try them out a little today. I started with the tiniest doll (because why??!), it’s only about an inch tall. The lines are a little wobbly, but I think it looks pretty good in person! I do think I am probably going to need another black pen before this project is finished, though.


[Art] Nesting Dolls WiP

It wasn’t raining today so I got my nesting doll set all primed and ready to go. I have a set of paint pens coming this week from Amazon — they were way too expensive in the art store. I can do large areas of color with brushes though, once I decide what I’m doing. Right now I’m leaning toward doing druid forms, though I’m not sure what the tiny one should be, maybe a green whelp?

I had to repair a small crack in the second-smallest one with Apoxy, it wasn’t major but this should make the surface more smooth anyway. I totally love these and want to get another set if these turn out well.


I also sprayed my dragon BJD (ball jointed doll) with his sealant, so I can start working on him once I’m brave enough! It’s the first time I’ve done the blushing on a doll so I am nervous. Thankfully I think a dragon is a little easier because it doesn’t have lips or eyebrows. I don’t wear makeup so that kind of stuff is totally foreign to me!

[Art] Ghost Wolf

The eclipse wasn’t very exciting here, too far away to get much of the sun covered. I saw some in my pinhole box and then went back to work, haha.

Here is a ghost wolf shaman (in both blue and brown), if you’d like you can buy items with the design from my RedBubble shop. If there’s any particular layout you’d like but don’t see please let me know, and I can edit it for you.


[Art] Custom Cassandra POP

This is a custom of Cassandra from Dragon Age, the base used was “Jean Girard” from Talladega Nights. (I have no idea who he is, never seen that movie, but it was on clearance so I bought it for custom bait!) She does not have a lot of customization done, I added her armor and tabard, and some to her hair.

I still haven’t found the exact skin tone I want so I tried mixing two this time, not really sure it works that well but maybe she’s dirty from fighting 😉

Cullen joined her for a couple of shots. They’re probably planning a strategy.

And here she is with my other Dragon Age customs: Fenris, Raleth (elf mage Warden), and Cullen.


[Art] Reborn Baby Kit

This kit is “Ryan” from Bountiful Baby. I didn’t do eyelashes because I don’t have any and because I’m still just learning. I don’t think he’s awful but he’s definitely not as good as I’d like. Even though I did several layers of paint, he doesn’t have the depth of color that I’d like, he looks a bit better in person but in photos he looks very pale and colorless. I’m also really not very good at eyebrows, need to practice that as well as painted hair. At some point I want to look into dyeing the kits to see if that’s possible, for darker skin or fantasy babies.

Also the outfit I put him in seemed a bit large, he’s supposed to be a full size baby but some kits do run smaller than others. I also didn’t weight him so maybe that affected it but I don’t know.

I don’t have any other kits right now, hopefully I can buy some more to test soon. Thankfully I have a kiddo willing to love all of my practice babies!