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Introductions! / Re: Hello!
« on: December 30, 2014, 12:34:13 PM »
Hi Shindeluxe!  Thanks for the warm welcome!  That's super awesome you are majoring in costume design (another love!).  Good luck in all your doll making efforts.  I for one am a little lazy (and a perfectionist) so I'm waiting to learn 3D sculpting before I really get going on making my own so I can just send them off to be 3D printed haha. :)

Post Merge: December 30, 2014, 12:38:30 PM

Hey Mascarah! I had a somewhat similar experience with my mom discouraging me from going to school in NY years ago, which I think if you really want to get into fashion design, you should make all effort to do so...at least for a time.  But I'm grateful for what happened because I hated working in the industry and really am more of an illustrator anyway. I was surprised when my parents were so supportive of me going back for additional studies, but I guess I've been so into this for so long they realized how important it is to me.

The best part with art and design though is you really don't need a degree anyway, just a great portfolio!  I've seen so many insanely talented artists who are self taught and have awesome jobs, so never give up on it if you want it!

I look forward to chatting more too!

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: EAH New Lines
« on: December 30, 2014, 12:29:21 PM »
I wonder if they plan to release designs (book characters, video characters, or whatnot) of the evil stepsister's daughters.  Then again, maybe they are spinster ladies who never had kids.  But these silhouettes would make awesome bad girls (agree they are horribly done though).

I LOVE the new Blondie pics with her awesome candy colored hair! I wonder which line she's a part of - I would guess Candy Coated but cupcakes really aren't candy, per-say.  I can't wait to see the other girls (or hey, boys - that would be hilarious and cute).

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Introductions! / Hello!
« on: December 30, 2014, 11:54:20 AM »
Hi everyone,

It's super nice to meet you!  I'm Courtney.

As a little about me, I've lived in many places in the US, and am currently living in Los Angeles going to school at what I think is one of the greatest places on Earth, the Gnomon School of Visual Effects & Animation in Hollywood.  I'm studying my own curriculum of design (less focus on the visual effects and animation).  I loooove to draw and create.

I've always liked fashion dolls and got into Monster High when I first saw the line (in my late twenties, woot!) and for the longest time just had an original Lagoona doll.  But my collection has expanded because HOW can it not!?  I have a MH original Robecca, a Rochelle Goyle Ghouls Night Out, and many of the make your own monster sets (I wanted to see how the dolls fit together!).  I loooooove fairy tales so was also a big fan when Ever After High debuted.  I have Apple White, Raven Queen, CA Cupid, Lizzie Hearts, Legacy Day Apple White, & Legacy Day Ashlynn Ella.

If you ever need an opinion on stuff I would love to connect!  I have a degree in Fashion Design, and while I'm seriously not the best patternmaker, I do have some skills with which I would be happy to share an opinion.  Hopefully I can bring something to the community, as I'd really like to one day work on my own line of dolls and better my skills at painting them.  I think fashion dolls are an incredible art medium, and while I love bjds, I think MH and EAH are way cooler in many ways since they are more affordable and durable.

Cheers & thanks for listening!

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