My first original character doll repaint! :'D
She was originally a Bratz doll, you can check a before and after picture here:
(I'm sorry about the bad before picture, I really need to remember taking proper before pictures... >.<)
I went for a musical theme with her. The piano headband was originally supposed to be around her waist, but it didn't look good so I just made a headband of it instead. :')
It's her original hair as it was thick enough even after relaxing it and getting rid of all the tangles three times. Also I'm kinda out of funds so I can't make wigs for a while... xD
I'm not very good at sewing, but I did my best. I noticed that I got a much better result using textile glue for the edges rather than sewing everything. So on the skirts I got the clean edges with glue and sewed the parts which needed something stronger, to be sure that it would stay that way (even though the glue turned out to be strong as heck).
I will stick to simple clothing. When I tried to make her a more complex shirt I just found that it drained all the fun out of it as I really do not like sewing. So I think I'm better off putting more efforts into the repaint and wig making (when I can get that started). I will also stick to makeup free characters (some blushing though), simply because it's what I prefer.
This might be for sale. However, things are a bit tricky for me as I might be partly on benefits (my application is still pending...). So I need to talk with them and be 100% sure that selling this would not mess with my chances of being approved or force me to pay back a month or several months of entire payments (the financial support is essential for me to be able to move away from her and help my mental state, so I really don't want to take any risks at this point
). But hopefully we come to an agreement, especially since this is still just a hobby for me. Even though it is connected to my art, I'm doing this on my free time, not on work time. So keep your fingers crossed! If I can sell this I could be able to get to wig making!
Financing the hobby with the hobby!
But for now I'll move on to getting some artwork of her done and I keep her in a box so she won't get damaged or dirty while I'm still uncertain of her fate. If I can sell her then I will include a high quality print of the drawing with her. It would be like buying an adoptable but instead of it being just virtually, you'd also get a doll of the character!
I think that would be a neat and fun idea and I hope to be able to keep it up. At one point I might even be able to make this a part of my job, that would be absolutely awesome! :') But for now I practise and just have fun with it!