An update on Katherine and Renate~
After receiving our new girls, we wanted to get started on their faceups as soon as possible! We were curious and excited to see if these two sculpts really are suitable for our characters, especially my Grace, since she was a bit of an impulse buy and not what I had originally planned. We were supposed to go to the doll & teddy bear fair on Sunday, but ended up feeling a bit lazy and just stayed at home to faceup these two X''D
I had some issues with my first try at Katherine's faceup, but Sarg helped me by giving some tips and also borrowed better brushes :) I've usually used watercolor pencils for the eyelashes, but with Sarg's help I managed to get them done with acrylic paint this time! The technique was quite challenging, but maybe with more practice I get better at it. It would be nice to re-paint some of my older dolls at some point and give them painted eyelashes too~
Then here are some pictures of her with the finished faceup:
Despite the trouble and worries that I had, the faceup succeeded in the end and I'm really happy with the result ^3^ Now I can finally see for sure that Grace is the perfect sculpt for my character! ♥ I don't know if it's just me, but I think that somehow she no longer looks that much like Grace D: Or at least she seems so different compared to other photos that I've seen of this sculpt before... I kind of get a "baby Carina" feeling from the way Kat looks XD
Since Kat has no own clothes (nor eyes) yet, we made her a jewellery set so that she has at least something of her own XD I have some ideas for her clothes too, but we'll see when I have the time and inspiration for getting started on sewing them...
We also took one picture of our lovely couple~
Sarg took some pictures of Renate, so let's take a better look at Renren~ (Renren is the nickname that K often uses for Renate)
Since Rena's Bibiane form had freckles, Sarg realized that they made her look a bit younger than she should be, so this time Sarg left them out and gave her some scars instead. The face doesn't look too pale or blank even though the blushing is lighter and there's not so much texture. Sarg also likes thick eyebrows because they give even very beautiful sculpts some attitude and masculinity. Raffine would make a great male doll as well, so the androgynous look is quite successful!
Ren has a piercing on her lower lip and Sarg has plans to make her some tattoos later, as well as a blushed six pack :DD
Overall, we both are extremely satisfied and happy with our girls~ They inspire us a lot and hopefully we come up with some nice photoshoot ideas for them :3 We're also going to send a thank you picture to Iplehouse, since without their work we wouldn't get to enjoy seeing our characters as dolls like this ♥ I think it's great to show the companies how much their work is appreciated and how the dolls they make have the power to bring so much happiness to their owners ^^