First Blush

June 11th, 2008

My newest doll came in last week (Tuesday the 3rd). I haven't shown him yet because I was really disappointed with how his face-up (done by Soom) came out. While I loved his smoky eyes, I thought his lips looked way too too girly.

Lip Redo: Before

Pretty lips…if he was a girl.

But, yeah, they weren't going to work for him. So, I decided to redo them.

Lip Redo: After

And this is how they turned out. They aren't perfect, but they'll do. Pretty damn good for my first attempt at any type of face-up whatsoever. haha I love how subtle his lips are now–much more masculine, I think.

The next thing to do was blush his body. This part took me several days because of all the rain we've had up here lately (you really can't spray the MSC [sealant] when it's rainy or really humid). I concentrated on doing a subtle and natural blush. I hate blushing that looks too obvious. I just wanted to emphasis where the shadows fall.

First Blush (1 of 3)

Anyway, here are all the parts drying after I sealed them all. It looks like some sort of weird surreal forest. 8O

First Blush (1 of 3)

First Blush (1 of 3)

heehee Okay, no more surreal pictures. I promise to show off his blush and sexy body later.

First though, I must restring him. Hmm…think I'll go do that right now, actually. Later!

 

21 Responses to “First Blush”

  1. Mom says:

    I think his lips so much better after you redid them. Here are my ignorances–How did you do the lips and I didn't know you could blush the body. Is that like a repaint? Love, Me

  2. Kara says:

    Thank you, Mom! Basically, I just used chalk pastels and a paint brush (well, it's a little more complex than that, but not much). Other people might use acrylic paints for the lips or an air brush to blush.

  3. Reyoko says:

    I agree! His lips looks so much better after you redid them. :-)
    I can't wait to see him in full later!

  4. Kara says:

    Thanks, Reyoko! His hands actually came in today (he had hands, obviously, as seen in the picture above, but I also ordered jointed hands for him that Soom forgot to ship with him). So, I've been busy sanding and blushing those.

    Oh, by the way, I saw on your website that you like Lee Jun Ki. He's hot, I must admit. :XO: Did you know that there is a BJD of him made by Souldoll? There are actually three different styles of him available. Pretty cool, huh?

  5. Cassie says:

    Aghhhh! Evil forest of severed doll parts!!! Run away! Haha! :wink:

    Well, the lips were quite girly at first, now they look masculine and sexy. Great job on the face-up! :up:

  6. Kara says:

    heehee Yeah, when I saw what the body parts looked like while they were drying, I just had to take a picture of it. Too funny! Poor guy. I've stripped all his dignity away. ;)

  7. Cher says:

    Yes, I agree. He needed some help. In the forest of parts-you really went out on a limb!! (hee hee)
    I love his nose ring. Is that pierced or just clip?
    Auntie :o

  8. Kara says:

    *groan* ;) And thank you! I just glued the nose ring on with Elmer's glue so it's very easy to remove with water and not permanent.

  9. Cher says:

    :roll: That is good so you can remove it and not have a hole there. He looks good.
    I suppose he will be better once he is put together!

  10. Kara says:

    Well, I had considered just leaving him like that. He could be an objet d'art. But I suppose you're right. :P :lol:

  11. Reyoko says:

    Hehe. Yeah, I found out from one of his fanclubs that I'm apart of at Livejournal.
    But I'm not much of a collector.
    I mostly like to observe, worship and obsess. :o

    I would like to get one though… :oops: the hottest one.

  12. Kara says:

    Which one is the hottest? I thought they were all pretty hot. :XO:

  13. Reyoko says:

    True, true. :oops: Oh, heck with it! I just want him!

  14. Kara says:

    :lol: haha!

  15. Dektora says:

    It's funny how customizing BJDs and sims can be alike. Never realised. You choose the eyes, the face shape, the hair, the accessories…
    Look, you're ever making more masculine lips :D
    And just as sims, they trully find their character when we pose them in pics and model their personalities…
    Lips are gorgeous, just as your sims one! Which I'm still a big fan of ;)

    Can't wait to see New Guy all stringed, wiged and dressed up. Because for now, I find surreal limbs forrest a tad creepy 8O

  16. Kara says:

    He is kind of creepy all unstrung, isn't he? It definitely is weird having a doll pulled apart like that. They seem totally different from when they are strung together.

    And thank you about the lips! Someday, when I get better, I'll want to redo his entire face, but, for now, I can live with the rest of it.

  17. shinya says:

    yes, this handsome guy is also one of my dream boys XDDD. congratulations!

    and yes, de-stringing and looking at all those limbs really feels so surreal haha

  18. BanSidhe says:

    What did you use for sealant? The Japanese stuff I have seen as recommended seems so toxic …

  19. BanSidhe says:

    Nevermind. You should have a "I'm stupid and should read closer before I start typing" button :D

  20. Kara says:

    heehee ;) Yeah, I don't think you can get away from the toxicity. I also use the Volks ZM Finishing Spray. Plus, I wear a mask when I spray, just in case, and spray out on my deck. Also, I don't spray on windy days so that I don't get a faceful of spray blown back in my face. :mrgreen:

    P.S. These are the masks that I got for spraying.

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