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Then and Now by asainemuri Then and Now by asainemuri
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My first attempt at a face-up vs. my most current face-ups.

Looking at the photo from '08 is so damn funny to me...LOL. God. Not only could I not do a face-up, but apparently I couldn't style a wig either...or take a decent photo that wasn't completely awkward and blown out. -w-;

So you see, guys...We pretty much ALL start out this way. No matter how snooty and/or pretentious some of the people in this hobby get. :roll:

A lot of people send me messages asking about tips on doing face-ups, and the best tip I can give anyone who wants to do their own face-up is to PRACTICE as often as you can. We all basically suck in the beginning, but don't give up just because you can't get those lines right or you smudge something. Just wipe it and start over! I'm never 100% content with my own work, so even now my style is changing and improving. Thinking you're the very best just means you'll cease to ever get any better.

So be humble and keep learning and trying! :)


~Credits~
Idea: =cats10
Head on the right (Crobidoll Tei): Belongs to *kuroi-carousel
Face-ups/Aesthetics by: Me
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AshGUTZ Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
I thank you for posting this, especially with a tangible year. This gives me insight to the years of dedicated practice all art takes, you've reached some great standards and I know you will push yourself to be the best every new piece you do.
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asainemuri Dec 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the thoughtful and lovely comment. :) You're too sweet! And I will certainly keep doing my best. :heart:
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:icondark-lady-veerle:
Holy shit that's a huge difference. I need more practice heads T___T

My work still looks worse than your first one LOL. This makes me want to try painting more though. I think that if ever I did get good... I'd still want to send my babies to you <3 n.n
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asainemuri Oct 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Definitely keep painting! You'll get better with each try. n__n Aww, thank you, sweetie~ :heart:
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:iconmakienzie:
I have a feeling that you improved XD
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asainemuri Sep 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
XD I should hope so!
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:iconmakienzie:
wahh! so I found the perfect body for Gabe. Im going to sell some dolls and get the body and send him/all my blank doll heads to you!
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asainemuri Sep 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh, wow! Awesome. *w* Just PM me whenever you're ready and we'll work something out. <3
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:iconmakienzie:
oki~ I'm so excited to finally be able to get him a faceup. I cant wait to make him pretty~

I think I finally got an idea for him, of course after seeing DOA Zombchan's Tosh. He is totally my doll bf XD
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littlemangademon Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
look's awesome:icongreatjobplz:
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