Lately I have been investigating how to do face-ups and I would love to try sometime. I always loved this kind of artistic work and although I tried to do a face up once, I lacked the tools so it was a really frustrating experience. So this time I decided I would get the right face-up tools and give it another chance! However to start this “mission” I would need a blank doll face, that I could use; and so I started researching for heads. The point is, I want a girl that I can experiment on but that I like, and in case I give up, I can always send her to a proper face-up artist and buy a body and keep her. I don’t like the idea of buying a head just for practice, I feel that I have to put some love into the job, at least to start. And this is how I came across DIM…
I started looking for cheaper heads and I crossed out Fairyland, because at the moment I don’t need a new Fairyland doll, I am looking for new aesthetics. I ended up finding the DIM heads, that are not the cheapest, but they are quite practical as you can buy them separately from the company (there was nothing that really appealed to me in the second hand market); and they are GORGEOUS! I had seen them before and liked them, but honestly never payed much attention.
So from a search for a head, it became something completely different: a search for my next doll!!! Now I want a DIM Happy Larina badly, I love her looks so much, her sad face, her expression, her beautiful lips! I looked a bit around and I love how “vintage” they look. I would love to create my hippy/mori/vintage girl out of her. I have been considering getting her with a DIM glamorous body or maybe even creating a hybrid with a Doll Chateau body (I saw some over at Flickr and they look awesome). Now I just need the munies $$$ O.o hehe, but I am certainly getting at least her head soon and experimenting with the face-up and then if I am desperate I am sending her to someone else like I planned 🙂 Hopefully in September I will be able to get her!
[images from Doll in Mind]
I also added to other dolls to my Wishlist as wishlists keep growing and growing…:
Doll in Mind Honey Alana
Lately I am obsessed with Mature 1/6 dolls and I came across this beauty: Alana. She is gorgeous, but I ended up buying Lara because of her body that I like more. However I am still considering this girl, I have to see how I get used to the size and then decide 🙂
[images from Doll in Mind]
I always loved Momocolor sculpts but lately I have been drooling over Olga and their tan skin! I would love to own a tan skin girl and I love their body and sculpts! However I am not sure of getting her because I read they are actually frustrating to pose and I am afraid she won’t be the girl for me… I love her though…
[images from Momocolor]
But these two are impossible for now so I will focus on my next acquisition first!