If you're interested in one, check out my etsy: [link]
I recycled some doll bodies that I've made previously. Decided I didn't like the heads I gave them, so I removed them and gave them derpy-looking bunny heads instead. They kind of remind me of Tare Pandas or that dog thing on Paranoia Agent. Anyway I needed to edit them because they've been bothering me... They're really cute in real life.
*goes back to drawing*
Dolls made by me, Caylee. (fabric, stuffing, rice, felt...)
I have just finished the first of a limited edition of three dolls to be done in this lovely style. She is a dia de los muertos/ day of the dead style girl who is now looking for a new home! You can find her here; [link]
Had to fix her lips & retake pictures... Okay, so I decided that instead of retaking all of the pictures in sunlight, I would just take a few & keep also the ones taken in room lighting. Lighter pictures were taken this morning 5/15 & darker pictures were taken last night with room lighting. ♥
How about some human art to add some variety to our gallery hmm?
Wheeee have some fanart of the ridiculously enjoyable show Monster High. My little sister got me into it hnnng. I absolutely love it, and I'm not even sorry. X'D The character designs are so epic. I had to draw one of themmmmm. Rochelle Goyle is one of my favourites. She's so pwetty.
I used a picture for the city in the background, which I edited with PS. It wasn't drawn by myself.
Monster High Lagoona Blue repaint. I've had her, and Ghoulia for months, waiting to be repainted. I still wanna pick up Spectra too. I saw some at my local toys r us a few weeks ago, but I was in the middle of xmas shopping. Now they're clean outta anything MH, must have been the big thing this year!
Monster High's newest singing sensation! In an interview with the Gory Gazette, the songstress said of her freaky flaw, "I've got FLEAS (Fierce Lupines' Extreme Abnormality Syndrome) - a condition quickly spreading throughout the young werewolf population. It's an epidemic of clawsome proportions that's bringing out inner monsters everywhere! So basically, my freaky flaw is being odd and over the top and utterly, undeniably me. I think it's a great flaw to have." Maybe the student bodies can persuade her to make an appearance at Catty Noir's upcoming campus concert? Only time will tell!
She has some small glittery designs painted on the outside of her body that are only slightly visible in normal light. If you charge her with a little light for a minute the designs will glow blue in the dark. She is $40 plus shipping. Normally sea ponies are $50, but the resin shrank when she was made and the underside of her tail (covered by the base) has a large air bubble indent in it.
As a result of the vote, Kida was added to the lineup (you can watch the whole process on my youtube channel!). I really enjoyed designing her outfit in the end Jane isn't one of my favourite heroines, but her dress design for this has ended up being one of my faves. Which one do you like? Pocahontas > Kida > Jane
I won't be doing anymore Disney Princesses (sorry!), but you can go vote on my page for which fandom you'd like me to tackle next :3
Pocahontas: It was important for me to include some (hopefully) authentic Native American aspects to her dress. I did some background research into traditional Native American wear, then tried to include some nouveau style pieces too, hopefully giving her a dress that's got the flare of a Native American princess. I envisioned crushed velvet material for the skirt because it drapes nicely but resembles tan hide. The feathers on her poncho are turkey feathers (fake of course ), like some tribes used to wear in the cold winters, on top of fringed trimming (would recommend suede for this). All beading is done with opaque, natural beads/gemstones, including turquoise. Her headpiece is made of a mixture of flowers, leaves and beading.
Kida: I wanted Kida's dress to be reminiscent of water, flowing and translucent, both obscuring and revealing what's underneath. The gold parts in the centre of her bodice could be embellished leatherette. The skirt panels (4 panels; back, 2 sides and front) can be chiffon. The stripes can be overlayed gossamer or more chiffon, embellished with beads (I'd recommended buying them in strings for time's sake). The top and shorts are one piece, like a body suit.
Jane: Her dress has sheer puff sleeves that attach to the collar/neckpiece. Make sure that collar has a top button! The bustle at the waist can be attached to the belt. The skirt would look fine in silk or taffeta. The bodice would take a lot of work. Heavy embroidered lace over sheer fabric. You can check my tumblr for real life shots that inspired the Jane look. And finally, of course, a quirky somewhat Marie-Antoinette hat
This was a spontaneous concept, but I ended up really enjoying it! Princess outfits re-imagined as nouveau style, designed as though intended to be made, so all feasibly possibly to construct (I think!) Mulan > Belle > Ariel
These were so much fun to do and I think they'd make a great cosplay group! If I had more time (and money) and I would totally make them.
Cinderella, Elsa and Rapunzel is next, if I have time before I go back to work!
----------------------------- For those interested, here is intended construction details (you've gotta be good at ombre dyeing if you want to attempt these haha!):
Mulan: Made from light cottons dyed in gradients. Cuffs, belt and shoulder pads inspired by Chinese armour designs, made from embossed leather and embroidered. Tokens on belt are metal coins. Beads are jade. I wanted to create a soft, feminine look while still retaining traces of the warrior beneath it all!
Belle: Edging more into art deco, but still nouveau-esque imo. Top of dress would be either cotton or stiff silk, tail of dress is layers of chiffon. Again, all dyed in gradients. Bottom panels are sewn on top of an a-line skirt and fixed with embroidery. Bodice and upper skirt are paneled and embroidered - center piece is a sewn on belt, embroidered with dusky, earthy beads, though the very middle design is made of mirrored beads, to represent Beast's shattered mirror.
Ariel: Thanks to everyone on Facebook and Tumblr for voting on colours! I still would have loved the pink but the teal was quite popular The whole dress is a mix of her mermaid and human forms. Sleeves are fixed to bodice, puffed and slit to reveal cream lining. Tail of dress is layers of chiffon blended into the upper skirt by embroidery consisting of pearls, gold beads and lace. Bodice is boned with pearl trimming and embroidered same as the skirt, with the addition of sea-inspired adornments. The 'seashell bra' is pleated, stiffened fabric. ---------------------------------
Round 2 of nouveau designs, in a slightly cooler colour palette this time. Cinderella > Rapunzel > Elsa
Everyone is welcome to cosplay them, I would love to see them created IRL!
I may do another one, probably Snow White, Esmeralda and maybe Jasmine or Merida.
-------------- Construction Details (sorta)
Cinderella: Made entirely from chiffon, quite a risque design, haha. There's ruffled chiffon 'flowers' at the shoulders with pearl strands draped across the chest, shoulders and back. Belt in embroidered with pearls and diamontes. Gloves and skirt are also embroidered in the same way. Her headdress made of silver filigree, thin silver chain and bead strands. You can buy similar headdresses here: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ravenevej… I was going for 'sparkly' with Cinderella.
Rapunzel: Again, all chiffon, ombre dye is slightly trickier this time as it goes from purple to goldish/pink. Bodice is loosely tied together at front with loops of thick cotton and decorative buttons. The sleeves are draped from the shoulders over the breasts and fixed at the waist; beneath that are slightly more structured panels, though the material is still heavily ruffled chiffon (ruffles should be tacked in place before sewing panels together). The seams are at the shoulders, waist and sides. Embroidery is distressed gold lace studded with gold beads, to represent the golden lights. Sleeves are made from thin, opaque material, probably chiffon as well, with buttons running up the inside of the wrist for a tighter fit. Headpiece is a lavish but earthy combination of flowers. Go wild!
Elsa: The design is meant to represent frost. I forgot to add the sparkles ;_; Sleeves are bishop sleeves made from thin chiffon and embroiders with hand dyed lace, sequins, beads and diamontes. There's flesh coloured netting that cuts just below the neckline, meaning you can sew the lace etc in a way that looks like its sitting naturally against her skin. There's beading on the bodice, and the tails at the back are dip dyed, ruffled lengths of thin material that have been embroidered at the bottom with lace, and then in more definitively snowflake patterns nearer the top using beads. Headpiece is mainly flowers and designed to be asymmetric. --------------
Here we are again! Esmeralda > Merida > Snow White .... Who is your favourite? I can't pick this time ><;
Thanks for all your support on this mini series by the way!
Coming up! Jane, Pocahontas aaaannnd..... YOU DECIDE! Hehe. Please go to my DeviantArt profile page and vote on the poll there! Please only vote for the princesses on the list. That will be the last costume design series I'll be doing.
Esmeralda Under skirt is silk, overskirt is can be chiffon or organza, anything coloured but translucent, really. Bead trimming is gold medallions. Corset piece is boned. The off-the-shoulder ruffles aren't technically ruffles, rather they're poofed and wrapped under and sewn at a single seam. There are ruffles underneath however, and lace trimming.
Merida A bit of a challenge as I don't envision Merida doing 'pretty'. I went for something Celtic inspired, with plenty of room for mobility, because Merida would appreciate it The lower skirt panel is actually in four parts: centre, two sides and back, to allow the slits up the front parts. These are cut in light silks and (of course) ombre dyed. The 'armor' shoulder pads fit neatly over the shoulder and can be made either from embossed leather or worbla foam. Bodice is embroidered with thread (alternatively you could try flocking paint), while the belt-like additions are embroidered with beads. I envision the bodice being constructed of something similar to velvet. This is probably the dress with the most work!
Snow White Ah, Snow White. Why must your dress be so similar in design to Ariel's human dress? Nevermind. Lots of bead and sequin embroidery on the sleeves, which are made of strong, translucent material and slit through to form the impression of her puffed sleeves. Skirt and boned bodice are embroidered with thread and small beads. Go wild with her headpiece! She loved flowers.
In other news! I'll be selling postcards of each individual princess just before Christmas. Check back on my profile in a few week's time for more details. And if you want to see how I drew Esmeralda from scratch, check my youtube channel!
My new personal doll, a Hujoo Yomi given to me by my friends almost a year ago. They decided my other Hujoo, Ichigo, needed a little brother or sister. The brothers were sold out, so they got me the sister with the most brother-like face, and said I could decide on my own whether it would become a boy or a girl. I decided boy, a human version of a batpony I once drew, and so the modding began.
Actions: -sanding seamlines -making a new shoulder joint (the old one was broken beyond repair) -sanding away the boobs and adding male genitals -removing human ears -adding magnets in the headcap and lower back -making joints on the back and a hook on the inside for the wings -making wings, pony ears, fang, horns and tail (tail fabric and wig custom ordered on Etsy, made by TheSleepingElf) -modding the mouth to make room for the fang -making the eyes -face-up -adjusted the dungarees (made by TTYA on Etsy, originally made for Blythe) to fit a Hujoo
...And done! Say hello to Jack O'Lantern, mischievous batponyboy/ tiny demon.
Commissioned by TheFirstNL. The pinky of one of her doll's hands had broken off and required fixing. She also found a small snake ring she wanted to get fitted to support the finger and hide the "scar". Glueing the finger was easy enough, but the ring, being very small and very brittle, broke when I tried to re-shape it. So instead, I used some epoxy putty to mimic it, sculpted directly to the hand for maximum support and fit. While the clay was still sticky, I brushed some copper powder onto it, and now it looks convincingly metallic. A little local repair to the blushing and hide the scar as well as possible (some copper got into it, so it was quite visible dark line), and voilá.
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It started with me looking for ideas for portraits, then - recalling my friend's software for 3D art - poser - and searching for a free substitute.. I found this software called daz3D studio, and just fell inlove. At first I rendered portraits but then I thought "hmm, this is handy..." and moved to doing poses :3. I worked quite a bit on it and produced 95 different references so far just for you guys. Just use the download button to download the rar file with all the poses.. It's around 13.5MB.
I'll upload female references sometime soon I suppose.. Everybody in need of some specific pose may write in the comment and I shall provide a reference :3
Victoria 4 & Michael 4 (the models) (c) their respective creators Used daz3D studio