Will Draw For Free (Need Examples!)
So here’s the thing, I want to start offering fancy-like inked headshots over at my Etsy store, and I need some examples. I’m pretty sure I can scrounge up a character or two to draw, but I want to show what I can do when working from a photo.
If you have a photo of yourself or a friend you’d like me to draw from, please send it my way (you can reach me at myracuulous (at) gmail (dot) com or by tumblr reblog) and I will pick a few to do. You’ll receive a digital copy of my results, and if you want me to send you the original I’ll just ask that you pay for the shipping and envelope (or I can deliver it to you in person if we see each-other IRL)
The only catch to this whole free art thing is that you have to be cool with me using your results AND YOUR PHOTO in my Etsy listing pictures, so I can show people what I was drawing from. I will happily either credit you for the photo in the picture, or leave you anonymous if you prefer :)
Advice on custom Ball Joint Dolls/BJDs?
I’ve always wanted to make my own original ball joint dolls as opposed to buying full pre-made characters/dolls from a store.
I always see ones being sold on sites that have their own names and stuff, but I’d actually like to create my own with different pieces, different eyes, face, hair, bodies, clothes etc.
Does anyone know any sites that specifically sell custom/singular pieces so that you can create your own custom dolls?
Thank you! <3
Most of the dolls you see on BJD websites will be sold in two ways: as blank/basic dolls, or as full-sets. The former type come unpainted (faceup being extra) and with no clothes and often no eyes (though some companies will include a random pair for free.) The promo pictures usually show the full-set, as an example of how your doll might look completed (or how you can buy them if you want a finished doll) but almost every company offers the blank dolls as the standard. Adding different hair, eyes, clothes, etc. is the norm, and there are a lot of sites that sell clothing for various BJD sites, as well as guides to which dolls fit which clothing. The name you see is sort of a product name, most owners give their specific doll its own name and use the product name to refer to the sculpt.
Totally original paintings made from scratch :|
(Light mockery of Badly Photoshopped Art Theft Man, who I think the whole doll community is aware of at this point. freakstylebjd did their own “very special painting” and I thought the idea was hilarious and sounded like fun. Made with far too many GIMP filters, and my own doll photographs of course. All my best wishes and good vibes to the artists who’ve actually been stolen from, I wish I could bake you all cookies because I know this must suck T__T)
can people not say things like “everyone wants sex” or “they’re teenagers, of course they want sex” because guess what asexuals exist
this is the kind of language that caused me to feel lost and alone as a kid and its really not cool to see it casually thrown around on my dashboard
More doll cosplay progress, this’ll be the final version of the undergarment. I just need one more fastening at the collar to keep it together, dunno whether to use velcro or try a hidden hook clasp. Sorta worried the latter might scratch the resin, unless I can find a plastic one…
For someone who’s so madly in love with high straight collars, I sure as heck wish I were better at sewing them :|
(I’m gonna keep the character he’s cosplaying a sekret for now, because I’m curious if people can guess. The theme of the Doll North masquerade (which I will enter if the cosplay turns out decent) is Anime from the 90s :) )