[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.

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[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.

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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] WiPs – Reborn Kit & Cassandra POP

Just some progress pictures of these, been working on them on and off the last few days. The reborn kit has its blushing done and I think I’m ready to start on lips and nails. Then comes the scariest part, eyebrows. This is my first kit but I think it looks okay so far! I don’t have any eyelashes or beads for weight though so it won’t be super fancy. I’ll probably give it to the middle kid because she still loves dolls.

Also there is the custom Cassandra POP. She’s pretty simple to paint, just skin tone and black so far. Going to start doing the detail on her armor soon.

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[Art] Plush – Talbuk 2.0 WiP

I finished sewing the test talbuk, he’s loosely stuffed and just pinned because I didn’t want to waste stuffing. So he doesn’t look exactly as he would finished, but close. I think I’m getting pretty close with this pattern, but I want to wait a while and look at it later with fresh eyes. I think also using fur fabric (versus fleece) might help, because that is slightly less stretchy. But I don’t want to test using fur fabric unless I’m pretty sure about the pattern, because it’s a lot more expensive.

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I also primed Cassandra and she’s ready to start painting. Probably will start on that this evening.

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[Art] WiP – Reborn Kit

I have like three projects going currently, today I started on the reborn kit I’ve had for a while. I’ve painted one with acrylics before, but this is my first time using heat-set paints, which are much more dangerous and scary because you need to bake them. (I might have melted a kit before…) This was kind of a test run to re-familiarize myself with my oven and the paints. Which are now all over me, I look like a real artist. While I took the photo in my kitchen, the kit was baked in my convection oven in the garage that I use just for crafts. You should never bake vinyl in an oven where food is cooked because it can give off toxic fumes.

I’m not sure if it’s visible in the photo, but this layer is just veins. Next time I’ll start on the skin tone and shading.

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I think my custom POP will be ready for primer tomorrow, but not sure yet. I might add some more onto the hair yet. And the talbuk v2 only has a couple more pieces to sew on.

[Art] Plush – Mini Talbuk v2

Got the new pattern drawn and cut out. Worried that I might have made him too wide, but we’ll find out!

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[Art] Plush – Mini Talbuk WiP

One day I will make a perfect pattern first try… but not today. I ended up not stuffing him because I could already see he had a lot of changes needed.

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Widen the legs. I do like the shape and length though.

Widen the chest and head. This will allow the horns to lay the right way too. Right now they just look like bigger ears.

Move the tail further up.

Any other suggestions?