It’s been such a long time since I last updated! Since I last wrote here, I was able to complete my Mystic Kids family’s faceups!
I know these aren’t the best, but be reminded these are only my first faceups. Just like with Sahtka, all these dolls could use improvement, but for now, this is fine. It’s getting colder outside everyday and I can’t risk spraying sealant in the garage without ventilation. These faceups are here to stay until the Spring, or longer if I decide I don’t want to change them.
How do you like them?
Yesterday, I was able to start and complete my very first faceup/body blush!
While it’s not the best, I still think it’s good for a first try. I never did anything like this before, so I didn’t know what to expect, even after watching so many faceup tutorials. I have to say, I totally over blushed his entire body… the parts I blushed that is. I did not do a full body blush; I blushed only his hands, feet, chest, abs, and man bits. I started with what I thought was a tan-ish skin color to lightly blush, streaked it on and GASP! So yellow and orange-y. I went over it with browns and pinks, and in the end, it just looks so unnatural (at least to me).
His faceup was loads more fun to do than the body blushing. Um, I did over blush his face though. Other than that, it was pretty fun and absolutely NERVE WREAKING. The eyeliner in the eye socket is chipping and so is the pink paint for his waterline. What could I do? The eyebrows gave me issues and they still never did get even but eh. The lower eyelashes were so scary to draw, but I think I actually did well! The false eyelashes… *Sigh* I put them on like I do when I put false eyelashes on myself… One is more curled up, and the other is faced out more. I tried. That’s all I can say.
I know he looks very feminine, but… I like it. I’ll probably redo everything before the end of fall, but for now, this is fine.
I’m probably going to practice on Sahtka’s head and Ashley’s head before I attempt anything on my Mystic Kids dolls.