7 Reasons why bases ROCK! (A Reprise+Features)
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Published: June 8, 2010
1. They're an excellent starting point to the creation of wonderful pieces of art.
Auction Win for Odyrah by lithriel Lairanen, Glitter and Gold by Galadnilien :thumb89257601: Beyond the Mountains by Gothic-Diva golden girl by CousCoussina
Shot Down in a blaze of glory by Odyrah Reading by FallenSunrise Nightshade by edgedolls

2.  A good number of them are original works of art in their own right.
p34c3 mini by msdeerborn Sugarlips. by ichigo-tan Freesia Base by Jillianne

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-Leo base- by RiEile

.:Gina - Set2:. by FionaCreates

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MelroseBase by gauche0gallery
:thumb161028849:

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Base: Sienna by chloemalloyart


3. Even when reused over and over again, artists often change/edit them in surprising ways.
the pale man by TheThirdAct .:Tomb Raider Underworld:. by FionaCreates :thumb166362448: Oh Deer by pxl-scr4tch
Vanity by Sir4Sissors Kurzick Noble in Grey by isoldel :D by aerieyena   Doll 13 by xSIRENx

4. They bring people together, creating a collaboration between two (or more) artists.
Flapper With A Derringer by atacuivel :thumb79686650: Beach Collab 2009 by DollingClub
:thumb152059404: Dragyn's Steampunk Princess by phoenix1784 Gypsy Dance by tata-s-z

5. They're like fashion templates - the human figure can be your canvas and all you have to do is style like crazy.
NovemberRose by gauche0gallery i see you by TheThirdAct Ghana MDI round 2 by phoenix1784 Dolls.Alcoholic.Set by Bitterkawaii
:thumb74015691: Champagne? by gauche0gallery :thumb152395363: Polca Megi by piximera

6. Making bases is good anatomy practice - an awesome excuse to draw the human figure.
:thumb143118907: Brigh - wave 1 by blood-cocoa :thumb135449182: Natural Bases Set 1 by isoldel

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BASE: Jumper: I and II by Rami-crazyfox
:thumb155460010: Coquette - Medium-large base by RustChic :thumb147613798:

7. They're fun. 'Nuff said.
NephyBase Set by Emilie-la-vraie :thumb165269120: Douchan by ichigo-tan
Mel by abzdragon Coccinella by Nikimuk :thumb129041021: Le Petit Prince by frandemartino Holly Golightly by atacuivel
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missvampyzdesignsHobbyist Digital Artist
these are awesome and ur right they help ppl who can't draw on pcs, i'm glad some agrees
Chulala's avatar
Now THESE are the real doll bases!
chloemalloyart's avatar
thank you so much for the feature, a little late in replying lol but thank you so much. xxx first feature for this base. xxx
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K3nel1OSHobbyist Writer
Two reasons bases do not rock:

1. Tracing anime screenshots.
2. MS Paint scribbling and posting it in the pixel art category and then putting an overload of stamps saying "LIEK I ONLEE USE MS PAINT TAEK DAT PS USERZ"

But, yeah. I like original ones and while I'm not the best at using them, I use them until I get better and I'm happy with that.
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LadyHazyStudent General Artist
Those aren't the sort of bases I mean to promote.
After all, should the existence of unoriginal and/or subquality art affect those who really care about their own art? I think not.
CousCoussina's avatar
I've seen it just now, but thank you for the feature!!
=D =D
Jillianne's avatar
Hey, thanks for the feature!
RebeccachuC1992's avatar
LOLOLOLOL I made this account because of that ~RebeccasBaseCenter
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NikimukHobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart:
There's nothing else I can say. :love:
RiEile's avatar
That's right.))

Thank you for featuring my Leo base.)
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5T1N9R4YHobbyist General Artist
I didn't know some of those O: This rock I've been living under isn't very cozy either.
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LadyHazyStudent General Artist
The view from my rock is nice. o:
5T1N9R4Y's avatar
5T1N9R4YHobbyist General Artist
Not from below it's not. Believe me, I tried yours out when you were concentrating on your view.
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VayliyaProfessional General Artist
<3 Hazy :)
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mokia-sinhallHobbyist General Artist
Awesome article Hazy, I love all the dolls/bases you featured! <3
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cabadrinHobbyist General Artist
This is a well written article, and brings it's point across strongly.

It's lovely.
FallenSunrise's avatar
Thank you for the feature ^_^ Love this article <3 so much gorgeousness in one place makes me happy ^_^ Can't believe there are so many amazing dolls/bases I've missed seeing o.O
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ExilliorHobbyist General Artist
:love: :love: :love:
jocund-slumber's avatar
I used bases for a while, and DAMN did my art improve afterwards. The eyes, the poses... :D... yeah, I used traced bases, which I'm pretty much opposed to now, but still, look at my art pre and post-base :D

I didn't use bases forever, I took inspiration from them for future drawings :)
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LadyHazyStudent General Artist
I think engaging in ANY art form helps improve one's art (as long as there is actually a drive to improve, that is xD). The awesome thing about dolling is that it's free, it's fun and it's practice all rolled in one. <3
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Nethertheless, I love you for this article. You backed it up with EXAMPLES :D
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LadyHazyStudent General Artist
Thanks. I couldn't think of a better way to convince. ;D
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TerresDeBrumeHobbyist Writer
BASES Rock =)

The previous article was an apology off Ripoff, and that Sucked! ><
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