Friday, 15 May 2015

Anthro ball jointed doll (BJD) Freya face up and body painting - snow leopard


I have received another anthro ball jointed doll (BJD) from the UK supplier this time, though I was rather disappointed about the quality of the received Freya. Her headcap was hardly on because the fixtures were too big, so I had to use a knife to shave the excess of plastic off in order to fit the headcap properly. I was surprised that she was not damaged in transit because she was just shoved in a plastic bag and posted like that to me. I would not order from this supplier again!

Anyway, I've decided to give my new Freya (she is 1/6 bjd) a face up and body up(?) with a bit of a blushing.

Here is the final result: Freya - the snow leopard.

I have primed her whole body with the humbrol acrylic varnish in matt (#49) and painted with black acrylic paints (undiluted). Blushed her cheeks, forehead and body with chalk pastels, sponged her claws with pink paint, sprayed with the same varnish again and it was done. This varnish is brilliant, it is very hard wearing and 2 layers have sealed my work for ever.

Click here for youtube video of me painting Freya

I've decided to show you Phoebe's basic face up I did the other day as well. 

Phoebe has a special place in my heart, she reminds me of my pet rat :D

Her face up is pretty basic, so I will probably add extra details to her face and body.

Thank you for your interest!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Nano Freya BJD is playing with her food

Recently, I've fallen in love with ball jointed dolls. Though, I have decided to start small and see whether this new passion will grow into another hobby. Luckily, I still can enjoy making miniatures for the these dolls and will probably start using stashes of already made clay miniatures which I have never had a chance to sell or to finish properly.

My first pilot run photoshoot took place at my desk with my Nano Freya. She is made from ABS plastic (not from resin, like other ball jointed doll (BJD). She is 12 cm tall only and sooooo adorable. If you want to see me unboxing her please watch this youtube video.

Her eyes made by me. Her "face up" was a very quick affair, it took me less than 2 hours including setting the pastels and acrylics with a matt varnish. Her overall was made in 2 days, it was hard work for me, as I am not a seamstress by any means, and actually not particularly keen on sewing, though I thought that this doll deserves a hand stitched outfit:)

Here is the scene: "Playing with my food" (tins of "Whichkas" I've made from clay, labels are of my own design as well)


Mmmm... All for me!


No, please do not go, I will share my meal with you! I promise!

Thank you for reading :)