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xgrincheux
January 9th, 2016, 12:13 PM
HI everyone !
My RED arrived on Christmas eve and got her body blushing and face-up a few days ago.
I did it by myself, looking for inspiration in Marina's book.
It's been quite difficult to choose between all the beautiful different faces she's created, even now that it's done, I'm not sure she will stay like that.
Here are a few pictures of the WIP.
I also wanted to create painted eyes.
Thanks for watching,
Eric
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1653/24135674505_7ca2ebb0cf.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CLMDa4)Asian sculpt RED face-up WIP (https://flic.kr/p/CLMDa4) by Eric (https://www.flickr.com/photos/xgrincheux/), on Flickr
First step, after 3 layers of MSC : freckles !

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1529/24109561876_266553a078.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CJtNMj)Asian sculpt RED face-up WIP (https://flic.kr/p/CJtNMj) by Eric (https://www.flickr.com/photos/xgrincheux/), on Flickr
First attempt : I wasn't fully satisfied with the eyebrows and smoky eyeshading, so I removed everything and started it all again !

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1482/24027562802_afd2370de1.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CBexjb)Asian sculpt RED face-up WIP (https://flic.kr/p/CBexjb) by Eric (https://www.flickr.com/photos/xgrincheux/), on Flickr
This it how it ended.
I put her eyes on but they are not very well placed in the picture.
I have also glued eyelashes on and made a wig cap.
Now, it's alpaca wig making time !

See you soon !

mayple
January 9th, 2016, 02:23 PM
great work, you must be excited to put her all back together again!

Bibarina
January 9th, 2016, 04:30 PM
Great! I love the freckles too- really nicely done! Looking forward to seeing her new wig.

Petraskova
January 9th, 2016, 06:13 PM
She looks pretty! You did a very good job on the freckles. Freckles are hard to do!

aneemal
January 9th, 2016, 10:31 PM
Wow, how did you do such tiny, neat freckles?!
Looking forward to seeing her all together!
Well done! :)

xgrincheux
January 10th, 2016, 01:27 AM
Thank you eveyone for you nice words.
Here's the tutorial I've found and that helped me to make the freckles. It's very easy but it's better to practice on a sheet of paper before.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yegs2cCojbM

merrijane
January 10th, 2016, 01:38 AM
I so admire anyone who attempts their own face up. Great job Eric and I look forward to seeing her with the wig you make. :)

Can I please ask, what you used to wipe off the first face up (which I quite liked by the way) and did you then have to reseal with a foundation of MSC again?

Dina
January 10th, 2016, 02:38 AM
Oh wow and DIY faceup looking fantastic, love the freckles too. OK I am gaining confidence .. eventually.

xgrincheux
January 10th, 2016, 12:12 PM
Thank you Merri and Dina !
I removed the first face-up using rubbing alcohol. I had to spray 3 more times with MSC after that and started all again (freckles, blushing ...)

xgrincheux
January 10th, 2016, 10:39 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1665/24217173951_5b8bcd668f.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CTZm6V)No Name yet RED (https://flic.kr/p/CTZm6V) by Eric (https://www.flickr.com/photos/xgrincheux/), on Flickr

Here is she, with a wig I made for another doll a few years ago. I didn't have time to work on hers yet.
I'm planning on making a short haired alpaca wig.

And she also needs a name !

lynne
January 11th, 2016, 02:17 PM
awww she looks really pretty!! i love how she has freckles on her torso too x

Leadinglady
January 11th, 2016, 02:58 PM
She looks very sweet. I love her freckles - they work really well with her auburn wig.

Bibarina
January 11th, 2016, 03:41 PM
I am loving the freckles with the red hair! Lovely combination!

danian76
January 11th, 2016, 11:10 PM
xgrincheaux your girl is beautiful ,the eyes painting is really wonderful ,the eyes look so sweet and deep...

Bibarina I'm impatient to see your work with the faceup ! :-)

Bibarina
January 12th, 2016, 09:27 AM
xgrincheaux your girl is beautiful ,the eyes painting is really wonderful ,the eyes look so sweet and deep...

Bibarina I'm impatient to see your work with the faceup ! :-)

Aw thanks Danian76!!! I am itching to get started, but at the moment I have lots of work to get finished, and want to give myself a clear run to work uninterrupted lol!

Galacticat
January 12th, 2016, 08:39 PM
The freckles are masterfully done- here lips and eyebrows look lovely as well. Have you considered just going with applied eyelashes instead of painted on ?

xgrincheux
January 12th, 2016, 10:44 PM
Thank you for your nice words lynne, Leadinglady, Bibarina, danian76 and Galacticat.
In fact she has both painted and applied lashes. I wanted to get her as close as the painted porcelain dolls that Marina makes, especially Ruby.

xgrincheux
April 1st, 2016, 10:34 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/26082493452_df822093e4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FJPAAY)Reborn RED (https://flic.kr/p/FJPAAY) by Eric (https://www.flickr.com/photos/xgrincheux/), on Flickr

I wasn't very satisfied with the previous face-up I had made for her. I removed almost everything (except the freckles) and started all again. Choosing colder tones this time : pink, blue and purple. To complete the desired look, I inserted moonstones instead of glass eyes.

I made a new wig for her, with white alpaca. It's not completely finished, I need to complete the part.

Next step : eyelashes, glossy varnish on her lips and she will be done !

I named her Money Penny, in loving memory of my french bulldog who passed away in February.

Dina
April 2nd, 2016, 12:25 AM
In the spirit of gushing ... I really do like the unique looks being achieved .. viva la artists!
I also prefer these colortones and her new name, pretty!

Fitz
April 2nd, 2016, 05:15 AM
Oh - I really like the idea of cab's for eyes- the moonstones are perfect for that face up. Very cool

Bibarina
April 2nd, 2016, 11:33 AM
I really love what you've done- subtle, but dramatic at the same time! Looking forward to seeing her finished!

Leadinglady
April 2nd, 2016, 12:12 PM
I love the colours, they suit those amazing eyes!

lynne
April 2nd, 2016, 08:50 PM
WOW! i think she looks fantastic,so unusual but really pretty at the same time,i love those cool tones on her and i'm so glad you kept her gorgeous freckles x

xgrincheux
April 2nd, 2016, 10:17 PM
In the spirit of gushing ... I really do like the unique looks being achieved .. viva la artists!
I also prefer these colortones and her new name, pretty!
Thank you for the compliment


Oh - I really like the idea of cab's for eyes- the moonstones are perfect for that face up. Very cool
Thanks, moonstones are my favorite gems and they suit her so well.


I really love what you've done- subtle, but dramatic at the same time! Looking forward to seeing her finished!
Thanks for your comment, she should be finished tomorrow if I don't procrastinate!!


I love the colours, they suit those amazing eyes!
Thank you, these cooler colors suddenly became obviously the ones made for her.


WOW! i think she looks fantastic,so unusual but really pretty at the same time,i love those cool tones on her and i'm so glad you kept her gorgeous freckles x
Thank you, I couldn't part with the freckles: they're a "must have" for an enchanted doll to me!

danian76
April 4th, 2016, 10:04 PM
I love this creative and original way to reconsider the beauty of the Enchanted Doll ! Good job ! :-)

Grevling
April 5th, 2016, 01:06 PM
I adore her.
She looks like a creature of the woods.....an elemental. I. REALLY. LOVE. HER. !!!! So ethereal !!!!
She could be a Unicorn in human form... <3
Are you not going to have some gloss on her lips?

aneemal
April 5th, 2016, 02:30 PM
Wow, great job, xgrincheux! Again, very unique and pretty too! She looks very otherworldly... like she should be surrounded by a ploom of mist and glitter!! :D

xgrincheux
April 5th, 2016, 11:52 PM
Thank you again for your nice comments.
I must say that it turned out the way I wanted it to, except for the eyelashes I couldn't glue on perfectly. So I had to remove them.
Here's a picture of Money Penny I took this evening. Her wig is finished and I glossed her lips, nostrils and her eyelids.
She's wearing a Sybarite outfit for the occasion, too large for her.
The light wasn't good enough. Her moonstone eyes seem to be dark.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1531/26233188296_7a2f2dda10.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FY8WVW)Reborn RED 2.0 (https://flic.kr/p/FY8WVW) by Eric (https://www.flickr.com/photos/xgrincheux/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1555/26233187636_d50865859d.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FY8WJy)Reborn RED 2.0 (https://flic.kr/p/FY8WJy) by Eric (https://www.flickr.com/photos/xgrincheux/), on Flickr

Grevling
April 6th, 2016, 11:16 AM
Stunning !!! <3

Galacticat
April 6th, 2016, 09:00 PM
I really love her freckles and her lips and her eyebrows- masterful! I'm not sure about the eyes yet- but she definitely looks unearthly