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arcane_love
January 7th, 2017, 05:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr6IbCLO7u4

I have seen some of her Monster High work, and I'm excited that she was able to do a RED!

allurose
January 7th, 2017, 05:56 PM
Oh I love her videos! Thank you for linking to this one.

allurose
January 7th, 2017, 06:05 PM
Just watched the video. Her face up is beautiful! I honestly don't know how she gets her pencils sharp enough for those tiny lines! If ever I get my pencils that sharp, they just crumble instead of making a good line. A brush is harder to control but I just can't make the pencils work. She's such a pro!

dollcat
January 7th, 2017, 08:08 PM
A neat video arcane_love:) I agree with allurose, the razor blade pencils make for sharply focused high contrast face-up - which is very photogenic. But Nicolle's pressure on the point of the pencil must be very light and perfectly steady at the same time when she draws those lines on the face . . . too bad I can't do anything like this with a pencil:( But next time I paint a doll I'm going to try glossing the lower rim of the eye like Nicolle! I wondered before if maybe Marina does that to give the dolls a wet eyed look?

Ktewinc
January 7th, 2017, 08:14 PM
Oh I love Adreja's faceup videos! She did such a great job on the RED! I kind of wish she had shown attaching the eyelashes.

aneemal
January 8th, 2017, 01:47 PM
I've seen a couple of faceup artists post about the sharpeners they use... take a look at this Instagram post by Atelier Momoni:
<a href=https://www.instagram.com/p/BNceOMhBAa0/><img width=50% height=50% src=https://scontent-lht6-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14582311_207491906372117_2818514426200588288_n.jpg ?ig_cache_key=MTM5NTEyMjkwMTQ4NDgzMjQzNg%3D%3D.2 /></a>

And here is the one used by Rakeru Sensei (which is a Faber Castell (http://www.faber-castell.com/products/more-products/sharpener/Singleholesharpenerwithrubbergreen/184863)):
https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8598/28689546433_83c4506a68_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KHcqCi)
Rakeru Space (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rakerudolls/), on Flickr

In the caption she says:

I&#x27;m about to cry tears of joy! As a BJD face up artist, specialized in pencil line work, finding the perfect sharpener is a real pain ��... These pencils are so soft, and tend to break easily; it&#x27;s so frustrating to see them be consumed so fast :(

Now I know the saying 'A bad workman blames his tools'... but by golly I wish I could get my pencils that sharp!! I'm gona get me one of these sharpeners!!! :D

xgrincheux
January 8th, 2017, 08:44 PM
I'm using an exacto to sharpen my pencils, and even sand paper during the face-up process.
There are tutorials on how to sharpen pencils with a knife or exacto on YouTube.
Eric

Dina
January 8th, 2017, 09:26 PM
What a great video and lovely to see her work on a RED.
I also sharpen my pencils with an exacto and a bit if sandpaper if needed. I hate chewing them through sharpener!

Bibarina
January 10th, 2017, 04:14 PM
It's always a wonder to see others at work! They make it look so easy! Great video- thank you for sharing!

lynne
January 11th, 2017, 02:53 PM
That video was AMAZING!! She turned out beautifully x

DJWard
January 12th, 2017, 10:05 AM
She is truly beautiful and Andreja is a wonderful person as well as doll face up artist. She is passionate about her craft and it shows.

merrijane
January 13th, 2017, 01:12 AM
DJWard, please share some more photos if you can. :)

DJWard
January 13th, 2017, 09:17 AM
I will certainly do some more photos soon. I am just travelling to my parents this weekend. Its the 1st anniversary of my brothers passing on Sunday so this is am important weekend but I will work on some photos after that.

allurose
January 14th, 2017, 06:28 PM
Oh I love Adreja's faceup videos! She did such a great job on the RED! I kind of wish she had shown attaching the eyelashes.

If you look through her older videos she used to show this every time. She puts a little glue, pushes the lashes in with a toothpick, and puts a little more glue. :)

kapiszonka
January 15th, 2017, 10:41 AM
wow, thanks for video. It was so wonderful

arcane_love
January 16th, 2017, 02:47 PM
I'm glad you all enjoyed the video!
I don't do faceup work but I know quality colored pencils make a big difference. Maybe if they're breaking a lot, it's time to invest in higher quality pencils if you aren't using them already? But I don't do faceups so what do I know? :D

allurose
January 16th, 2017, 10:14 PM
I'm glad you all enjoyed the video!
I don't do faceup work but I know quality colored pencils make a big difference. Maybe if they're breaking a lot, it's time to invest in higher quality pencils if you aren't using them already? But I don't do faceups so what do I know? :D

Well I do already have excellent pencils. I think the limiting factor is probably the sharpener, and also having a light touch!

Leadinglady
January 22nd, 2017, 07:49 PM
Nicolle's videos are invaluable and a source of inspiration to novice doll painters like myself. It was extra special to see a RED featured and I think Nicolle was rather smitten with her. <3