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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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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.
RoosterBlue 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.
Orochimara96 Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xShinku Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
How long exactly are you suppose to let the head soak in that remover?
Great tutorial btw~
Aelith-Earfalas Nov 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm do soft pastels work, and does it matter how old they are?
Also, can I add on top of a default face up or do I have to redo all of it?

//found a set of Grumbatcher soft pastels at a thrift store//
XxnagatofanxX Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial is really good. I've seen part two, and well.. The doll looks amazing!

However, it looks for a more bigger doll.. Do you have any suggestions for small dolls?

My mother is going to faceup my first bjd because she understands paints, pastels and brushes more than I, but it'll be her first time doing a faceup in general. The doll is a blank apricot Hujoo Suve.. Do you have any advice on face ups for 12cm dolls with their face shape?
NemuKK Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial breaks the process down so I can understand it!
Thankyou for this! I'm about to try my first face-up today and your tutorial has been really helpful ^_^
mymusa313 Sep 15, 2013  Student Artist
where do you buy bjd? And how much head and body cost? ;A:/ sorry i am helpless. .____.
homo-biologist Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you google bjd then many websites show up where you can buy them. And the prices are different depending on the type of doll. ^^ hope I could help!
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