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Offline lovelysmooty

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Question about face up artists...
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:36:22 PM »
Ok, so recently I bought a loose Nefera off of another forum. I was so excited, until I got her. She's..not as described or pictured. Her leg is broken and the seller used a Sharpie to draw on thick eye liner. It's really bad. So I thought That I would try to make the best of it. How can I find an artist who would be willing to remove her eyes and redo them in a similar fashion (of course it wouldn't be exact, but if it still looks like Nefera, we're good.) How much is this sort of work usually?
Also, the knee is snapped at that peg in the leg, if that makes sense. Anyone have experience with fixing that? Thanks!

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Re: Question about face up artists...
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 12:23:37 AM »
That's such a shame about your Nefera. ): I've never had experience with fixing a broken doll leg before, but I found a few good tutorials online that might help
http://dixieofalltrades.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-fix-broken-monster-high-leg-at.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui65GZU1qQk

Also, not sure if you'd like this, but here's a good resource if you maybe want to try removing the sharpie stains yourself (not sure if you CAN remove them without damaging the original faceup, but you can see for yourself)
http://fyeahbjdmods.tumblr.com/post/52583141830/answered-asks-sharpie-makeover-hard-vs-soft-pastels

Also some more resources about restoring dolls/removing stains:
http://dolltutorials.tumblr.com/tagged/removal/
http://dolltutorials.tumblr.com/tagged/stains/

As for commissioning an artist to repaint your doll, there's lots out there who'd be willing to help you out, I'm sure. I found one example from nonaptime where she repainted Bratz dolls to look almost exactly like their factory makeup. I think she charges around $50-60 for a faceup, but that's just one example, I'm sure there are others you could find.
http://www.nonaptime.com/2013/04/repaint-story-bratz/

Hope this helped, and good luck with your Nefera!
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Re: Question about face up artists...
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 08:21:58 AM »
Wow, fantastic information, Catwater! This definitely helps, thank you!!

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Re: Question about face up artists...
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 08:46:21 AM »
I found this helpful, too!   :biggrin:

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Re: Question about face up artists...
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 08:57:31 AM »
Happy to help! (:
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Re: Question about face up artists...
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 10:55:08 PM »
i don't charge much for face up repaints if you are still looking for an artist to help.
i have done a few on here, though melissa was my first commissioned one.
i can post samples if you're interested.
let me know.