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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.
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.
I have ti say I love your work and you are so right. When I looked back at my start it was scary but , while I am not as far along as I wish to be, I am still practicing. This is an awesome example of what practice can do.
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.
...................................wow. >__> I want to be that good. T___T That'll never happen. XDDD I need to practice, but I have no patiennnnce anymooooore..... :/ I used to draw a picture everyday or every other day. Sometimes I would draw a few in one DAY. My old drawings suck when I look at them now, I haven't drawn in 3 years... bah....
Awww. ;n; I'm trying really hard to practice patience lately. Actually, doing face-ups REALLY forced me to learn it...because the process of doing face-ups was sooo tedious at first for me. My eyes tweak out and my hands/body always aches so it wasn't the easiest thing in the world to do, LOL. I think if you really wanted to you could do it just fine! But it does take a lot of time and practice and...will power.
Ohh, yeah. I used to draw constantly as a kid. Stopped completely after my dad passed. Not sure why...I just didn't care about it anymore. But oddly, I draw a lot (mostly tattoo designs) these days. It's been pretty fun applying that somewhere else. Why did you stop drawing, hun?
Whoops. XD I don't know why I stopped drawing. I think maybe the move over here kind of messed it up. My patience was gone because of so much stress over here, so it's just affecting my want to even try to make or draw anything. :/
Ouch. My hand would hate it, but if I got good enough, I could make some extra bucks... which I need to afford dolls. =_=
Aww.. Angela and I are always talking about how you'll love our commissions. A lot of them are starting to get more tattoo designs. XD Her A&D is going to have an entire sleeve to look like Ville Valo's from the band HIM and you're going to be doing it. LOL. Plus, he'll probably have some other tattoos on his body, besides that. XDD
;o; omg kdjfhkdjfhskdjfhsdkhjfk incredible!! your work has improved so much since then!! >W< that's awesome, just goes to show that with some practice and patience we can get better :> this really encourages me to try and do my own face-up's this is awesome and you're awesome! thanks for sharing this with us!!
(though i have no idea how to style a wig either xD)
;V; YAYA!! you're welcome! you're so awesome ;v; ill do my best!! ;v; but now recently ive been debating with myself xD i love your work but i also wan try doing a faceup so now im fighting with myself if i should get a face-up done by you or just try it my self ;n; auuuuggggghhhhhhhh so difficult!! and yes! you're awesome at styling wigs ;v; so pitty
Try both? Practice on him a bit, and you never know...it might look great! If you don't like it you can always send it for a face-up. And in the meantime, you can buy a cheap head (or a damaged head) and practice on it? I have one lying around if you want to buy it off me sometime, lol. n_~
;v; your so kind! tee hee im an artist but ive never drawn on something other than paper (and ive painted on furniture be4) but im kinda paranoid a bit hahah xD but i should be getting MSC in soon! ;o; soo ill practice with him a bit lol (what sculpt is it?? ;o ;o; if im not pleased with my work ill save up to sent him off to you ;v; :glomps:
i think it happens to all!! 'sides look at your work now its lovely!! ;v; thank you!!!!!!!!! ;o; omg omg im spazzing hahah i hope i do ok cuz i also want to give his tatts lots and lots of tattoos!! ;v;