Thursday, August 9, 2012
Custom Blythe Dolls
I have been so busy, I am lagging terribly on this blog. I think for this post I will just put pictures up of the custom Blythes I finished in the month of July.
First up, my red/orange haired girl. I named her October Sky, or Tobey, after the beautiful maple tree that has shocking red leaves. I finished her in early July and had worked on her hair while on a family vacation camping. Sitting in my camp chair, I am sure I looked really strange pulling shocking red and orange mohair through a plastic scalp.
Next up is Rowan. She is an FBL mold, which I think is more innocent looking than the RBL mold. She has gorgeous black mohair that is shorter than most of the curly hair I do, and is more face-framing. She was the first dark haired girl I have done.
She went to live in NYC. She's going to love it there with her new owner. Rowan is a sweet girl with a dramatic flare, probably a lot like the woman who owns her.
Next is Hunter, a really dramatic bit of green mohair in so many shades, I forgot to count.
I was really uncertain how the hair would turn out when I was asked to do shades of forest green. I couldn't figure out what color "forest" was, so I decided to put in the whole forest.
Next is Auralie. She is a dark skinned Blythe on a Pure Neemo Flection body. She took quite a bit of work in order to get her neck modified so it won't detach from her head, and just to get the paint right. I was really happy with how she came out.
She got special pullcharms from my friend Jean Yates which are totally special and just really make her a piece of art.
Finally, last doll done in the month of July was Olivia. Another dark haired girl. This time black with purple highlights. Another FBL mold. I find her to be quite lovely.
I love the drama of the dark hair with the pale skin and purple makeup. FBLs may be one of my favorite molds customized. There is a sweetness in the face that I just love.
So that's my month's work all packed into one blog post. Hope everyone is having a lovely August. I hope to post a couple more times before August is over, but if history means anything, I may be being more optimistic than practical. Hope you are enjoying sunshine and good times!