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BJD Faceup Tutorial - Part 1 by RoosterBlue BJD Faceup Tutorial - Part 1 by RoosterBlue
Part 2 can be found here: [link]


Here is Part 1 of my BJD Faceup tutorial! The second part will not be shown until after Christmas, since this particular head is for *trowicia as her Christmas gift. XD So until she sees it completed, no one else can. ;D But I suppose in this state, it's okay, right?

A very large file! Just a warning to anyone still doesn't have high speed internet. (Come on, if Hopewell can at least have DSL, there is no excuse!)

If you have any questions in regards to the tutorial, please feel free to ask!
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This tutorial is very helpful!

When I first started blushing dolls, I didn't realize how much of a difference washing them before hand made so much of a difference! A very important step a lot of other tutorials leave out.

I've never heard of soft pastels, they seem to be so much more useful then having to shave some off.

When I find myself blushing my dolls, I have a wide variety of brushes. But which one to choose?? Hard bristled, soft, big, small, flat, fanned?? I really love how you mentioned the sizes and shapes! It really helps, especially those who are new to faceups.

ALSO, your technique used for blushing is so soft, and it helps show where you should blush (When I first started I did it ALL over! Bad idea)

I can't wait for the next installment!!
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scezii Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Thank you! This is so very helpful!
ArtNote Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks very useful :3 hopefully I can ever use it (when I finally can buy a BJD-doll|)  
Tiriaq Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
How long does this hold, if you grab a cheek the faceup (cheekblush) is probably ruined because it comes off? I'm looking for ways and artists but here in Holland it is impossible to find someone and Etsy US often do not go outside U.S. and I need a seemingly very difficult faceup from a picture.
WingedAngel777 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
This is really helpful... I'm going to tackle my first face up in the next week or so! 
WOLFENSPLEEN Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally, I know what a face up is. I've been trying to get into this community, but it's so difficult.
Piku-chan21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yeah me too. I'm glad im not the only one xD
NerinSerene Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So chalk for the blush areas . 3. Now I know how you guys do it~
RoosterBlue Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HAHA yes!  Although some people use airbrush for that.  I don't have an airbrush, so I just use chalk pastel like one would use blush and eyeshadow!
NerinSerene Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you go over it with for the gloss effect? . 3.
RoosterBlue Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can use various things!  For high shine, I use Tamiya X-22 gloss.  For medium shine, I have a Liquitex Varnish and for low gloss, I use Liquitex gloss medium.  For a matte look (like on Xander, my SWITCH Taeheo), I use nothing at all! XD
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