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Creativity => Customs => Topic started by: elvenlogic on February 28, 2017, 03:12:44 AM

Title: Eves Customs (Freshly Finished Frankie)
Post by: elvenlogic on February 28, 2017, 03:12:44 AM
Newest Updates

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/ElvenLogic/2017-03-03%2022.43.58_zpsvlbmdr91.jpg)

(Full update + picspam further down)

EDIT: WARNING. Here there be doll nudity. I will contain it in spoiler tags.

EDIT EDIT: Because I didn't properly think this thread through... err... I'm gonna put newly added updates up top, and leave the old first post below. Teehee.






So, I started like five more projects at once. -pushes the other unfinished pile out of sight- >>

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/ElvenLogic/craycray_zpsuwajbedp.jpg)

Anyway, I thought Id post to keep myself going. I've started probably way too many projects, but then, I always seem to do that to myself.

It's gonna get image heavy, so I'm only gonna post the interesting ones. Enjoy!


Dirty Spectra
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Marker Child
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Just some clean heads
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Bonus: Pureneemo Dye Project
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Cheers!
Title: Re: Eves Customs (Too Many Projects, May Require Motivation)
Post by: desdisques on February 28, 2017, 06:28:31 AM
I love your process pics. That poor Maddie! I would like to see more of your Pure Neemo dyed doll. It looks like it took the dye well and evenly.
Title: Re: Eves Customs (Too Many Projects, May Require Motivation)
Post by: elvenlogic on February 28, 2017, 09:04:28 PM
I love your process pics. That poor Maddie! I would like to see more of your Pure Neemo dyed doll. It looks like it took the dye well and evenly.

Thanks! ^.^

Is she a Maddie? :0 There was some debate over who she once was over here, my friend and I thought we had it narrowed down to maybe Apple, ooor Blondie, but... yeah, I don't know the EAH girls very well. I just know I like their body shape a little better than the MH, usually.

She's one of the medium height ones, though, and I thought Maddie was small? I could be wrong.

I'll get a few more pictures together for the Neemo :love: Funny story, she actually didn't come out as evenly as I wanted. I had to work on her like crazy with a magic eraser - mostly it was her thighs, and anywhere the joints connected. Eventually I did manage something mostly even. I like her, anyway. (If anyone asks, they're stretch marks for realism.)

Pureneemo Project Cont.
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I dyed a vinyl Obitsu head alongside the Pureneemo body. On that day, the match was almost perfect.

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/ElvenLogic/2017-02-07%2020.39.22_zpsrbtsgys6.jpg)

Two days later, the vinyl looked flat and terrible and completely the wrong shade.

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/ElvenLogic/vinyl%20dye_zpsrqwbu7s8.jpg)

I'd heard dye has to settle in vinyl versus other plastic, but I didn't quite get it until that. I'm working on blushing her and giving her a face, but she's been kind of a frustrating project. (The things we do for the characters we love, right?)

Incidentally, I did make my first yarn wig for this girl. So that was kind of awesome.

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/ElvenLogic/wig%20cap_zps41711zyd.jpg)

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/ElvenLogic/wig%20long_zpsqveejset.jpg)

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/ElvenLogic/wig%20cut_zpsy6flsk0e.jpg)

Was probably the only thing that turned out perfectly.

Eventually I'll finish her face. Hopefully.

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Title: Re: Eves Customs (Too Many Projects, May Require Motivation)
Post by: Melissa on February 28, 2017, 09:46:45 PM
The "Harley Quinn" is an Apple White doll... pretty sure Signature because of the gradient eyebrows. There are a lot of people who use 10% benzoyl peroxide acne cream to remove ink stains from dolls, I don't know specific brands since I've not had to do it myself.
Title: Re: Eves Customs (Too Many Projects, May Require Motivation)
Post by: elvenlogic on February 28, 2017, 10:07:12 PM
The "Harley Quinn" is an Apple White doll... pretty sure Signature because of the gradient eyebrows. There are a lot of people who use 10% benzoyl peroxide acne cream to remove ink stains from dolls, I don't know specific brands since I've not had to do it myself.

Sweet, thank you! I've heard of the benzoyl peroxide fix too, but I think I'd worry about it reacting with the MSC since it stays active in the vinyl... basically forever, from what I read during dye research. I'd be interested to find out about that, either way. I might just be paranoid.

For now, I'm not too worried about the purple mark that's left. I'll probably cover it with a heart shaped beauty mark or something. The redness also plays well since I'm thinking of turning that doll into a Wife of Bath custom. (She has a red face, a gap tooth, and a ten pound hat that I'm still trying to figure out... should be fun)
Title: Re: Eves Customs (Too Many Projects, May Require Motivation)
Post by: Lhianneth on February 28, 2017, 10:07:36 PM
Whoa. That's some serious clean-up you did on the Marker Child! I'm super impressed with the before and after differences.
Title: Re: Eves Customs (Too Many Projects, May Require Motivation)
Post by: elvenlogic on March 02, 2017, 09:26:12 PM
Whoa. That's some serious clean-up you did on the Marker Child! I'm super impressed with the before and after differences.


Acetone is magic ^.^ I'm definitely happy she came as clean as she did.

I had spray paint plans for her if she hadn't  :wow:

Will try to update soon!
Title: Re: Eves Customs (Too Many Projects, May Require Motivation)
Post by: elvenlogic on March 04, 2017, 01:07:10 AM
Faceup Update :frankie:

(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/ElvenLogic/2017-03-03%2023.09.42_zpsrfhdcdk4.jpg)

Yay! My first finished MH face up! ^.^ I've done lots of other kinds of dolls before, but this is my first Monster High! It's definitely interesting having more definition to the eye shape (unlike the Obitsu heads I've been working with, which are mostly flat around that area). It's also interesting to go for a slightly more realistic look without eyeholes (also unlike the BJDs I have). She's borrowing clothes until I can properly make her some.

(Sorry about the picture quality... I only have my phone camera right now :eesh: Picspam below in case you want to see anyway!)

More Freshly Finished Frankie

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Title: Re: Eves Customs (Freshly Finished Frankie)
Post by: DogMom on March 04, 2017, 06:40:16 AM
Oh, love your Frankie! And her borrowed clothes are cute...love how the shirt striping mimics her hair striping.

I elso enjoyed your WIP pics on your dyed girls...that yarn wig is fantastic!
Lisa
Title: Re: Eves Customs (Freshly Finished Frankie)
Post by: Lions Go Rawr on March 04, 2017, 05:55:55 PM
That Frankie looks so tranquil and at peace. She's super gorgeous!