DOLLS FAQ:iconchuuplz:DOLLS FAQ1 year 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
Challenges and Prompts Index :Links to the Current Prompts and Challenges on YouTube:Challenges and Prompts Index4 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
Photography Tutorial 1 - BackgroundsBackgroundsPhotography Tutorial 1 - Backgrounds4 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
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
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 example2 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
Face Up CommissionHi there! I'm excited to let everyone know that I'll start taking face up commissions for ball jointed dolls of all sizes. I will do my best to bring out the personalities and characters of your dolls.Face Up Commission2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I use for face ups
- Mr. Super Clear Flat (UV-Cut)
- Volks ZM Make Powder Spray (UV-Cut)
- Mr. Color Paint
- Apple Barrel Paint
- PerEnamel Shimmers
- Faber-Castell Artist Water Color Pencils
- Volks ZM Make Pastels
- Artist's Loft Pastels
- Pearl Powder
- Various brushes
YoSD and smaller: $25
I do not do face up removal, please clean your doll's face up before sending them to me.
Shipping is not included in the face up prices. You are responsible for paying shipping from you to me, then the return shipping from me to you.If possible, please include yo
400+ Watcher Raffle *Winners*EDIT 2: WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED!400+ Watcher Raffle *Winners*1 month ago in Personal More Like This
And, without further ado. The winners, those of which were all randomly selected with the lovely random.org aaaaaare..........
But wait! Since I got so many entries, I decided to open up a fourth slot, since I feel bad that I could only hand out three. OwO
Bonus winner is........ :iconWildBleu:
Please note me within 48 hours what you want. If not, another number will be randomly selected to take your place!
EDIT: Three days left guys! If you've put it off for this long, but wanted to enter, do it now!
I can't effing believe it you guys. I just recently broke the 400 watcher mark, and am about to reach 16,000 pageviews as well. What the heck happened guys? Where did all of you freaky stalkers come from? I can't believe it's already been two years since I joined dA. So much has happened since then. Despite my style being nothing specia
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
*head shake* come on DA...Can we all just appreciate art please?*head shake* come on DA...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Lately I feel this site isnt about art anymore, I KNOW "KIM YOU'VE SAID THIS A THOUSAND TIMES ALREADY"
WELL maybe i need to do it again so it gets the point across because regardless I still see porn on the front page each day and I find this not okay. What happened to this site? I pour my heart and soul into something and it gets nothing (just to clarify im not offended) but its sad, either this hobby, or DA has become shallow. I feel the only thing we (as a doll owner? or others?) only want to see boy dolls dressed up as girls. I'm SO sorry im not trying to hurt anyone with this, or offend, but they get the most attention afterall. And why? Why is it so interesting? I've been guilty of doing the same thing, I know. But I changed and grew up a little...
I know this is just my opinion so dont be mad or feel directed too please.
I like myself some girly boy dolls as well from time to time. But only just that!?
Thats THE trend right now,
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~part51 year 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
Guide: How to Avoid Buying a Recast.Hello dAGuide: How to Avoid Buying a Recast.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sure many active people in the community are already aware of the fact that there has been a sudden and shocking influx of recast dolls.
recently received a doll that she bought on the secondary market. To her horror, it arrived with some irregularities and soon identified it as a recast head.
Please be extra cautious when purchasing second hand dolls (particularly Volks!) and always get advice if you are unsure. The members of the Volks appreciation thread on DoA were most helpful and I'm sure they would be willing to lend their educated eyes to you.
If you are hunting for Volks dolls, here are a few tips for when you are looking on the secondary market;
(This may apply to other companies dolls too but I am mainly focussing on volks here.)
1) Always ask for the code engraved in the plate on the back of the head.
- While this won't protect you from all recasts (some have been known to replicate them) it will definitely help as recasters o
Ringdoll - my video entryAfter hours of rendering, here is my video for Ringdoll contest.Ringdoll - my video entry6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm a bit frustrated cause I captured all the scenes with my iPhone mostly at night and the video is grainy in some parts.
Make sure you have the sound ON so you won't miss effects (like his breath etc) XD
In the end I added some making of photos. YAY!
It could be better but this is what I have now, I made it in 3 days.
Hope you like it.
You can also watch and comment on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFw2yF6Mx94
And subscribe to my Channel if you still didn't!
Do not use Alsotao.com if you buy BJDsHi all! One of my watchers noted me asking to spread this link:Do not use Alsotao.com if you buy BJDs4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Shortly, someone used alsotao.com website and purchased "a doll body from Spiritdoll" however Alsotao.com delivered her a low quality and already broken recast (for those who don't know: it's illegal fake, not even worth the money she paid) and now they're refusing to solve this whole thing properly. Spiritdoll didn't even got any order from alsotao like it should have happened.. They just bought a cheap fake from recasters and got some extra money taking a price of legal product.
So if you buy dolls from Taobao, be really careful with shops and dealers and spread this link so no one would be scammed again by Alsotao.
I don't use Taobao with my doll purchases and I can't tell anything about buying dolls from there but if you're searching a legit doll, check always is a specific dealer official or should you buy straight from company's own official online store (I recommend this
The New Sta.sh CommentsToday, we've upgraded Sta.sh comments, allowing you to easily add formatting and media to comments. You can now pull in images to your comments and then draw on those images using deviantART muro! This new feature, powered by Sta.sh Writer, makes collaboration in Sta.sh even better!The New Sta.sh Comments2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Easier Collaboration and Communication
We're happy to announce the new Sta.sh comments. As you're aware, Sta.sh Writer allows rich text editing of literature and journal deviations on deviantART, and we're happy to expand this functionality to more areas of the site.
The new Sta.sh comments allows multiple features and rich text editing to be employed on these comments. Not only does it improve on functionality that already exists in comments, it also pulls in the full power of the Sta.sh Writer application into your comments, completely revolutionizing creative communication on Sta.sh.
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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 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-panel
Summer Feature of GrimGloomTale  Please add this article to your favourites, so more people could see us!Summer Feature of GrimGloomTale 2 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.
Tarra's Scary Friend Beast by GrumbleputtyMarquis Of Vaudeville Band by senyphineOnce Upon a Tale by AncientKingBook of Eyes by WhatIsThursday
Life Time by HarpiyaIn wood... by smokepaintBurden of the World by enmi:thumb300960464:
April Monthly Giveaway! (WINNER!)Winner announced!April Monthly Giveaway! (WINNER!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations to :iconKawaii2104:!!!!
The only rules I have for you is that you cannot resell her and you must give me credit <3
Sorry guys, but I will not have a May giveaway since I have the contest going on. http://mochatchi.deviantart.com/art/CONTEST-Kitty-or-Vampire-OPEN-365508166 But there WILL be a June giveaway! :3
It's time for another GIVEEAWAAAAYYY!!!!
This is another adoptable giveaway since I am sooooo uncreative and couldn't think of anything else x3
HERE IS DA ADOPTABLE!
How do you enter? It's simple!
Fave this journal and the adoptable
Write in the comments below that you want to join this giveaway. I will tell you your number.
Deadline is 4/15/13
People who are entering
The 12 RANDOM Winners are..======================The 12 RANDOM Winners are..2 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 Stock Market - No. 1depthRADIUSThe Stock Market - No. 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I. by NikxStock
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
MISS FLOWER by ChrysteleM
ON MY MIND by Sangelus
Updated FAQ I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction.Updated FAQ 8 years ago in Personal More Like This
You don't need me to email prints-permissions anymore! For prints outside of DA, please ask first. And read my FAQs for other important info.
Q: Can I make a print/t-shirt/mousepad/dartboard using your stock?
A: Yes, absolutely. You no longer need my individual permission. I have given all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all DA prints.
Once you have created an piece of art using my stock (and I don't mean just changing the tones or adding a filter) that image is YOUR original artwork. Therefore, you have the right to publish it in any format you like: as part of a magazine article, as the cover to a CD, as part of your personal website/gallery, in a book of art, on the cover of a novel, on cafepress items, promotional materials (for your artwork
Werewolf pee.So Angie-Chan070707 and I were watching the Twilight Eclipse Rifftrax and I got to thinking. If you haven't seen Twilight, the werewolves aren't typical werewolves as much as they're just really fucking big wolves. That's pretty much it. Bear size wolves. Or something. They're big and wolfy.Werewolf pee.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I was thinking, what if one of them had to pee when they were in werewolf mode, but didn't do it before they switched back? The ginormous wolf bladder has to be bigger than a human bladder. So what happens? Does it explode? Does he just pee himself? Do they have to make a point to pee before turning back into a human, sort of like how you have to make sure you pee before a road trip.
THESE ARE THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS!
But Laura told me I was thinking too hard.