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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]

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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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:iconphantomcarnival:
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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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.
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Piku-chan21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yeah me too. I'm glad im not the only one xD
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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~
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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!
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NerinSerene Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What do you go over it with for the gloss effect? . 3.
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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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NecrochildK Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
What brand are your pastels? I can never find any that are soft enough or hold well to the resin, especially when working on Luts. I wound up instead defaulting to oil free eyeshadows, but even they don't hold too well to Luts resin.
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RoosterBlue Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I use the brand "Schminke" -- they're the softest pastels I've ever experienced!  As for holding up on resin, any pastel should work as long as you spray the resin first.  Unprimed resin (that hasn't been sprayed yet) will not hold pastel hardly at all.
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Orochimara96 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Coool
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xShinku Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How long exactly are you suppose to let the head soak in that remover?
Great tutorial btw~
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