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Taking blurred-to-crap comparison pictures of a Ring Teen head on a Ring Grown body. It doesn’t work. 

The only reason I tried this was because I saw someone put a Grown head on a Teen body and wanted to see if you could switch the Teen heads the same way. 

The Grown head is just slightly bigger (and grumpier looking) than the Teen. 

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I have a group order set up with my brother and best friend. We’re ordering clothes and stuff for our dolls from Taobao. My items account for the smallest portion of the order, and I have the money to pay for mine right now.

But my brother wants to wait for his tax money (tax returns were sent out just today) and I’ve heard it can take up to 3 weeks to get your refund (if not longer) and I’m just sitting here wondering if I should just place the order. If my friend gives me the money for her share of the order, I have enough money in Paypal to cover my brother’s share until he can pay it back. But then the money wouldn’t be there if I get too impatient to wait on buying that body for my floating head…

One of the items in my order is an amazing, beautiful dress that would be perfect for this new doll. I’m paranoid that it’ll sell out before we place the order! My brother’s part of the order is the most expensive (about double what mine is) and I trust him to pay me back, but I still don’t want to just spend all that’s left in my Paypal account.

My brain is full of doll problems. 

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/*bjdconfessions:

I know I stand by myself with this, but I consider Obitsu’s “warm-up” BJD’s. Yeah, -they’re not-well-made and and look rather plain, but I think it helps a potential BJD hobbyists choose what they want, Get the feel of customization, yada yada … Secretly, I still love the Obitsus I have, even now what I have two MSD’s of my own now.

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I started with one of those Obitsu-type dolls because I wasn’t sure I really would be able to enjoy a BJD. They’re not the same type of doll exactly, but I kind of felt like it was my “training wheels” doll. I actually think it’s a good idea if you’re not really sure you’ll get invested in BJDs as a hobby.

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Anonymous asked: How are your face ups so amazing? When I do mine, they look like a pile of... CRAP. My paints SUCK, my artistic skills SUCK, and all the tutorials I've read SUCK. Do to have any suggestions?? Also, I love your blog!!

If you haven’t already, you might pick up a pack of makeup/nail art brushes. They usually go for cheaper than if you look for tiny brushes in an art/hobby store, and many of them will be very similar! I got my self off of Ebay for something like 3 dollars.

If you’re having problems with paints, you could try switching to pencils to see if they give enough control for your work, too. Most people also recommend thinning the acrylics so it turns out smooth. I’ve actually just barely switched over to using paints for eyeliner and lips, but thinning it out definitely helps! 

Another thing that could help is to read books on anatomy (paying attention to facial structure). I used to draw portraits a lot more before getting into dolls, but knowing where eyebrows go and bone structure can help with placement and stuff like that. Makeup tutorials can also help with things like highlights and contouring (and helpful things like what eyeshadows will make your desired eye color pop and what will clash). My most recent faceup (Ringdoll Julia head) is actually a lot like how I do my makeup for work every day, except the colors look much brighter against white. 

And, of course, practice! You can find a floating head you haven’t done anything with or buy a practice head (Dollfamily sells them every now and then, SD size for something like $25) and just go to town if you want! Faceups are hard for lots of people to get used to, and there are definitely days when I “can’t” do them, but nothing has helped more than practice and getting used to the materials. I really hope this was able to help you!

If you have any more questions, I’ll try better to answer them more concisely.


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truebjdconfessions:

I really hate when belly buttons are placed too high on the stomach.

~Anonymous

My belly button is, like, super high on my tummy. Like, it’s closer to my ribs than my hips. So I dunno if there really is a “too high” for a belly button, unless it’s noticeably crazy high into the ribcage area.


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Felt like doing this for some of the dolls I have (it’s not everyone, but I’m lazy)Oh, and I used a picture of Nissa for Kiwi’s comparison, but only because Bobobie doesn’t have any pictures of an Elfkin that actually show a face without being blurred to crap. width=

Felt like doing this for some of the dolls I have (it’s not everyone, but I’m lazy)

Oh, and I used a picture of Nissa for Kiwi’s comparison, but only because Bobobie doesn’t have any pictures of an Elfkin that actually show a face without being blurred to crap.

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Oh, Taobao, what would I do without you?

I can’t get enough of the badly-translated descriptions telling me to “Please hurry, the transsexuals want to start” and seeing the sexy school uniforms custom-made for EID boys. I love you, Taobao, for the low, low prices and awesome finds. Don’t ever change.

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THERE. I’ve been taking pictures, trying to get the colors to show up properly (phone keeps muting them down like CRAZY) and while the pink/purple is a little brighter looking here than in real life, at least it hasn’t been muddied down to grey again!I’m still super undecided whether to keep this or not. I really want to see how my brother’s set of eyes for his Julia look in her head (whether the color would completely clash with her faceup, like almost every pair of eyes I’ve tried).  width=

THERE. I’ve been taking pictures, trying to get the colors to show up properly (phone keeps muting them down like CRAZY) and while the pink/purple is a little brighter looking here than in real life, at least it hasn’t been muddied down to grey again!

I’m still super undecided whether to keep this or not. I really want to see how my brother’s set of eyes for his Julia look in her head (whether the color would completely clash with her faceup, like almost every pair of eyes I’ve tried). 

#bjd   #ringdoll   #ringdoll julia   #faceup   
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