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first official faceup

August 9th, 2009 (12:57 am)

current mood: creative

I know it's not great - in fact pretty scary - but I finally made a full commitment to do a complete faceup. The poor victim is my new Sleeping Elf Kumi head.


It's annoying to me I can't do eyes or hair very well when I can do them so well when I draw. Being able to do blushing so easily always surprises me.


Posted by: Mercy (doll_paparazzi)
Posted at: August 9th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)

Pretty good! :)

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Hands - Shuichi and Eiri

You're too kind!

Posted by: Dnce (starshipangels)
Posted at: August 9th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC)

I really love how you did the eyes, eyelashes I even like the eyebrows unruliness! :D very good job!!!

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Hug - Eiri and Shuichi

Thank you - I was just guessing how to do it with watercolour pencils.

Posted by: laeticia (laeticiav)
Posted at: August 9th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)

That's looking very nice for a first faceup -- you got the hardest thing right (matching eyebrow shapes!). For eyebrows, I find a *really* fine brush helps -- (I got a Reaper Kolinsky or something like that from Junky Spot and it was totally worth it) or softly applied water color pencil that you have sharpened and rubbed on fine sandpaper to make the lead very pointed -- the MSC causes the pencil to blur just a little and that can look nice. I find blushing really hard :(

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Thoughtful - Eiri

Thank you for your C&C! I GREATLY appreciate your time to help me!

I turned the head upside down to do the eyebrows. That seemed to help get them lined up. What you see was the first attempt. I used watercolour pencils for them. After I did them I realized my pencil box is sorely lacking in natural colours. I need more browns, tans and greys.

Thanks for the brush suggestion. I'll go hunt one down at JunkySpot. It's like the one SDink uses, correct?

I think I need to invest in some more coloured pastels. One of the locals suggested some light pastel to tie the brows together better. The only ones I have are the skin-toned Volks pastels and the kit doesn't have black or grey, just browns and pinks. I feel I don't have a lot of control with the watercolour so I think brushed pastel may be my best bet with brows at the moment. That probably would have worked better with her eyeshadow, too. That's wet watercolour pencil with dry white pencil added after it dried. I think I'd have more control with pastel.

I love blushing. It works so well for me. It's probably due to me doing a lot of dry-brushing and shading with 25mm metal figures back in the day.

And I need lip gloss!

Time to make a trip to Asel Art Supplies!

Posted by: mmc_ningyouai (mmc_ningyouai)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)

Yes as people have been saying for a first faceup it is really good! I think it looks better than my first, and I totally still have pictures of that hiding somewhere back in my LJ

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)

I still say everyone is being kind. I need to get some gloss soon. I have to look at finances for supplies, since I've had to use money to replace tossed clothing. Going to check out some stuff at the Asel close to us and make notes on prices.

Posted by: azraelita (azraelita)
Posted at: August 10th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)

Its pretty cute! And for the first very well done!
What I find the most difficult about face up is that you need to work with very very thin lines. They turn out looking good seeing by eyes, but once photographed they look too bold and stuff >_

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: August 11th, 2009 05:36 am (UTC)
chibi cuteness

Thanks for the encouragement!

I barely brushed the pencils on the resin to make the brows.

I'll end up stripping her down to bare face again and try again using pastels I haven't purchased yet. I think I have a handle on those for shading.

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