DOLLS FAQ:iconchuuplz:DOLLS FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so.. I've decided to put up a doll/personal related FAQ ~!
since it's my first time doing something like this , I've looked around others FAQ
and some would be the usual questions many non-bjd owners or bjd owners ask !
While some are personal questions I've gotten :'D
it's Pretty wordy.... so i hope you guys bare with me >o<
so hope this helps !
What are BALL JOINTED DOLLS ( BJD ) ?
The ball-jointed doll is dolls that is articulated with ball and socket joints.
These are cast in polyurethane synthetic resin, a hard, dense plastic, and the parts strung together with a thick elastic.
( ^ copied from Wikipedia ! Full read here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball-jointed_d
Photography Tutorial 1 - BackgroundsBackgroundsPhotography Tutorial 1 - Backgrounds5 years ago in Personal More Like This
For the first lesson of photography, we’re going to start with BACKGROUNDS. The background is an important part of the picture, whether or not the main focus is on the doll/subject. No one wants to see random objects, people or a mess in the background. Do not ever assume that shallow depth of field or bokeh will ‘hide’ away the mess in the background in a blur. It is still possible to make out a human head or arm in the blurred background.
DO NOTE: This tutorial is extremely IMAGE HEAVY. Most photo examples are contributed by us, while some are credited to the respective owners. So all necessary photo copyrights still RETAIN. DO NOT USE ANY OF THE PICTURES OR ANY PART OF THE TUTORIAL WITHOUT OUR EXPLICIT WRITTEN PERMISSION.
Granted the fact that not many of us stay in places with a whole variety of outdoor locations to shoot or simply have the
Challenges and Prompts Index :Links to the Current Prompts and Challenges on YouTube:Challenges and Prompts Index5 years ago in Personal More Like This
All of the videos, written prompts, and video challenges have been put into a nice little playlist for you all on the main YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBJDAddicts
Here are the prompts and their links! Please feel free to do any of them in any order, we love getting your responses!
Video Prompt #1: Introductions - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nQKVuOn6W4
Video Prompt #2: What are your hobby fears? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL0dyDyz5TA
Thank you BJD communityThe #probjdartists went viral and a lot of people showed their support. I realized that this really was a huge boost for me within this hobby. Seeing people stand up for the honest and hardworking artists. It really warmed my heart! Thank you all for the love and sharing!Thank you BJD community4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Do not support art theft! by MillionMoonsBJD ProBJDartist by Fiarene
#probjdartist - Highwayman by chizzie-shark Say NO by LoranLorelei Mizuki for switch by saskha Probjdartists1 by LoranLorelei
BjJD Artist Day by PinkyMilkyDolls Support BJD Artists by cian1675 Support BJD Artists Day by reptiliangaze No Recast Day 16 Nov 2014 by fransyung
No Recast!!! by Tochibi Pro Bjdartist by Atra-in-wonderland
I shouldn't be allowed IMsMe: fate doesn't exist :'uI shouldn't be allowed IMs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Friend: well, you can't make people like you forever.
Me: you dont need to. People come and go ALL THE TIME in life, it's perfectly normal. It's the ones who stay that matter
Friend: that makes me feel better.
Me: it should
Me: I'm never gonna go :u no matter what
Me: we are tight like
Me: shiloh's ass-- //shot dead off the world over the stars and now lives on Pluto forever and ever
this meme was too long 8u1. Pick one of your OCs.this meme was too long 8u2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your OCs.
3. Tag five people to do this meme!
4. Tell people that they been tagged with a link from your journal.
1. What is your name?
2. Do you know why you were named that?
My dad thought it'd be funny since my brother's name is Kain.
Because it's my Grandma's name!
Because your mom.
3. Are you single or taken?
WELL... kind of.. I mean.. well.. We've not really said anything about it...
Casey is my sunshine~
4. Have any abilities or powers?
I can fit a child's head into my mouth if I want. :u
5. Stop being a Mary-sue!
HEY I'M A BAD ENGLISH
HEY MY MOMMY AND DADDY R DED
HEY--- I DO WHAT I WANT
6. What's your eye color?
7. How about hair color?
Pink, blue, and purple.
Pink, blue, and green
8. Have you any family-membe
Getting a doll in nutshell! Rony exampleOkay, I decided to make this small easy step by step introduction how these ball jointed dolls start to exist here with meGetting a doll in nutshell! Rony example10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is mostly for people who aren't in the doll hobby because usually I get comments like ”how I make these dolls?” or how this process works. I don't make (sculpt) these dolls, please read this and you'll understand!
I will tell you a "making of story" of my Rony/Ronya named doll as an example. Please note: this is only one version of styling a doll which I chose to show you, not all people follow these steps.
She's Iplehouse EID Rebecca
Iplehouse = the company, it's name is Iplehouse
EID = size, ”Elder Iplehouse doll” which means the doll line, this time, it's a female doll 65cm.
Rebecca = The name of the sculpt by the doll artist in a company, you can identify the doll with the sculpt name.
1. Ordering a doll.
I decided to order her because I was curious is it possible to make her look like my character which I had in mind. I ch
Doll changes: company's version vs mine, Part 1.I have seen ppl doing this nice meme but I don't have skills to do such fancy collages ... but I got curious to see my dolls next to company ver.Doll changes: company's version vs mine, Part 1.3 days ago in Personal More Like This
Therefore, I make simple journal entries where I collect company photos and my photos together, mostly for myself (because this makes me happy!) and also for you, because I think it's very interesting to see how different a certain doll can be! Sometimes they can look very similar if I fell in love with a fullset (a doll styled by the company itself).
There are also links to a company websites if you aren't familiar with companies or bjds (ball jointed dolls in general). They are meant to be customized as you like (wigs, eyes, faceups (make up), clothes, tattoos, piercings, scars, etc....) but you can also buy a fullset which means that the company has already customized the doll for you and you can include almost everything (also faceup) to your purchase if you want to.
I start with few of my dolls.
Summer Feature of GrimGloomTale  Please add this article to your favourites, so more people could see us!Summer Feature of GrimGloomTale 3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello again! It's been 3 months since our previous seasonal feature and it's time for a next one, the third one. As previously, I'm picking deviations which have below 300 favourites, but it's still really hard - I'd feature all of them if it didn't take so much space. If you liked some of the works here especially, don't hesitate to suggest it for a Daily Deviation, here you may find all the tips how to do it.
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Doll F.A.Q [Updated 30.08.12]I suggest anyone who is interested in buying one of these dolls check out Den Of Angels before purchasing. It's also a good resource for those who are just interested.Doll F.A.Q [Updated 30.08.12]5 years ago in Personal More Like This
The MOST Frequently Asked Questions
• What are these things called and what are they?
They are called Ball-Jointed Dolls (BJD) or Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls (ABJD), They're high quality resin dolls strung with elastic. They can hold various poses including free standing due to the way they are built.
They are highly customizable in just about everything; they use wigs which can be switched out easily, their heads open to change eyes, even the paint on their face can be removed and repainted with general ease.
Quite a few companies even have "option parts" like extra hands, feet, heads (sleeping/dreaming), and even large body parts like busts.
Or if you feel really ambitious, you can sand and carve away to change them how you'd like. For example I've heavil
The Stock Market - No. 1The Stock Market - No. 12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I.
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The 12 RANDOM Winners are..======================The 12 RANDOM Winners are..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The 12 RANDOM Winners are...
THE DRAW IS OVER NOW
Since it's DA's 12th birthday, we've decided to give away 12x100 points.
This is a RANDOM draw which anyone can enter. All you need to do is simply comment or fav this journal.
The draw will close in 48 hours and we'll announce the 12 winners then.
Have a nice day
Michael & Peter
The Darkness II Contest TweetThe Darkness II Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw a page for
the 100th Issue of
The Darkness comic!
Read Official Rules »
In the new game, "The Darkness II" by 2k Games, it's been two years since Jackie Estacado took his revenge on those who killed his girlfriend and became the Don of a New York crime family. A strange and terrible power called The Darkness has remained locked tightly inside him, but now it's ready to come out once again.
Let your own inner demons out to play and join Jackie in his brutal internal battle against The Darkness by drawing a
three-panel comic using the script created by Top Cow writers.
Become a pro by winning and have your three-pan
The hidden princess - Male! Belarus x reader~part5(Y/n) just laid on the floor for what seemed like hours. She tried to get up name times during this time but she was still too weak, and eventually gave up. She laid still on the floor and silently cried.The hidden princess - Male! Belarus x reader~part52 years ago in Personal More Like This
"b-big brother... h-help..." she whispered, but her calls went unanswered. She kept telling her self that this was all just a dream and she would wake up in her bed at home. Oh what a bad dream this was. She closed her eyes tightly and wished to wake up. The door opened and some one walked in. She opened her eyes and saw Nicolai. He was smiling at her.
"Hello," he crouched down next to her, "here let me help you up." He reached out to pick her up, she flinched and tried to roll away. He frowned and picked her up any way. "You're mine rather you like it or not!" He placed her on the bed, "don't cry." Nicolai touched her cheek and smiled down at her. "Marry me~" She shook her head, which made him smirk, "I wont stop until you do~" he grabbed her wrists and held them above her
BJD Tutorials listBJD Tutorial listBJD Tutorials list5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photography Tutorials written by Ball-Jointed-Dolls group
General Camera and Photography Tips: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/31913139/
Photography Tutorial 1 - Backgrounds: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/31938189/Photography Tutorial 1 - Backgrounds - PHOTO FEATURE (Example of Sorts): http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/32097948/Photography Tutorial 2 - Props & Fashion Attire/Accessories: http://ball-jointed-dolls.deviantart.com/blog/32060762/
Photography and Photo editing tutorials
BJD Photography Tutorial I by Geekisthecolour http://dieux-faux.deviantart.com/art/BJD-Photography-Tutorial-I-137640568
TUTORIAL - Photos - Lesson 1 by koganemouche http://koganemouche.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-Photos-Lesson-1-65720641
TUTORIAL - Photos - Lesson 2 by koganemouche http://koganemouche.deviantart.com/art/TUTORIAL-Photos-Lesson-2-65
COVER DOLL CONTEST [RESULTS POSTED] COVER DOLLCOVER DOLL CONTEST [RESULTS POSTED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I AM SO SORRY FOR THE DELAY. I'VE GOTTEN A TAD SIDE TRACKED.
Now to the Results:
In First Place is......
In Second Place is.......
In Third Place is........
Runners up will receive 150 each~~~ &
Thank you to all that entered~ You all did an amazing job and I seriously just ADORED all the entries~ I wish I could just give you all points and features for all your hard work but alas I cannot ;; THANK YOU EVERYONE AGAIN AND I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME NEXT CONTEST!! [Star!][Star!]
[Bullet; Pink] Info [Bullet; Pink]
To enter, submit an image of your doll as if they were posing to be on the cover of a magazine.
You can submit up to 3 pieces of art for this contest.
In the description of your cover image, please put a short description of how the
CONTEST!Contest Time! We didn't get any entries last contest, lets try this again hmmmm? Maybe a more casual contest will get you guys going?CONTEST!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Theme: Nostalgic Memories (remember that time, or that thing? or ??? anything for you or your dolls characters/background to be nostalgic about.
Deadline: August 1st 2014
Rules: BJD must be center focus, other dolls and items can be included, photo editing allowed, Nothing mature, aim for G-PG kinda raiting please,Multiple entries allowed. Really not much in the way of rules.
Prizes: none for this one, just a fun, go crazy, and be creative contest, maybe something small if we get a lot of entries though...
Aries: Leader Of The FlockAries: Leader Of The Flock2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
ARIES: Leader Of The Flock
Zodiac Sign Aries
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For some, the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one of the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and mannerisms that correspond to a horos
November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.Spread the word! Please this journal so more people see it. If this journal gets 100 's in the first 24 hours it's posted, I will add 500 points to the total prize pool!November Lineart Contest: MYTHICAL CREATURES.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, you read that right. Look over to the right there. See that? Notice how you can add journals to your 's now? That's how we're doing it from here on out. Make a folder in your faves collection for journals if you'd like, but I really need all y'all help in getting the word out there.
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents:
---== THE NOVEMBER LINEART CONTEST ==---
Well, seems there wasn't that much of a competition on this one. According to a recent poll the color-me-club members seem to be quite interested in hosting a month around Mythical Creatures.
Hey, isn't that the stu
Google Analytics For Your deviantART ProfilePremium Members can now use Google Analytics to get meaningful insight about the traffic to their deviantART Profile! Using our new Google Analytics integration, you can access comprehensive statistics about your audience, traffic, and art.Google Analytics For Your deviantART Profile1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Famously said by many, “Ninety percent of success is showing up.” How true it is about a soul killing combination: looking at what our own first efforts in any endeavor, particularly art, result in, and then looking at the works of far more experienced artists. Giving up always seems the logical, if panicked,
SurrealismSurrealism1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe
that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
Salvador Dali autosodomized
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
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My first art thief is a brilliant mastermind.Dear user :iconRikaFurude1: ,My first art thief is a brilliant mastermind.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm glad you love my work so much that you decided to steal it and upload it on your own account (http://rikafurude1.deviantart.com/art/Kuroshitsuji-Matyoshka-316095468) . Oh, I feel flattered.
Oh geez, I feel so grateful for all the hard work you put in there! Because we both know that "Ciel was harder to draw digitally". But at least you got both of them done! Let me hug you, you brilliant artist, you. <3
Oh look, what's that? Is that my giant-ass signature on the right side of the picture?
Well, my friend, you almost nailed that art theft attempt.
You deserve a trophy.
Edit: Her account was deactivated. Either she got scared because of the comment I left her or dA admins blocked her - which wouldn't be suprising because her gallery was full of pictures stolen from different people...