Friday, November 29, 2013

My New Boy

Finally I was able to get hair and eyes for my new BJD. He needs clothing that suits him (camo is not his thing but is the only shirt I had for him at the time.) He is from Aileen Dolls and is 17 inches tall and I think very cute, his name is Aidan.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I Don't like Rap..BUT...

This is a good song and the non rapping singer has a great voice!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I'm the 8th Dr??

I just took the Dr Who Personality Quiz: Which Doctor Are You?
And it said;
Your result: Congratulations! You're the Eighth Doctor
You're a true romantic, a real believer in the power of people and their collective abilities.
You may have seen some unpleasant things in your time, had to deal with traumatic events, but you've never let them soil the purity of your faith in the basic goodness of humans, and this is written across your face.
It's a hugely attractive feature, and this can sometimes lead you into trouble. but people generally feel better for having spent some time in your presence.  

This is the Dr I know the least about (since he had one movie), I herd he has some radio stories or books that fill out his time as the Dr but I don't know anything about them. Interesting!

Finally Some Good Luck

After getting two new BJDs that I am not happy with, I got a third that I am happy with. I would post pictures of him but he has no eyes or hair yet, so I will wait to take a picture and post it till he has those. I think his name will be Aidan and like Ian he needs restrung (to tight in some places and to lose in others) ah well. He is cute and I think he will be a welcome member of my BJD family.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just One More...

I found another small frame so I had to do just one more small Japanese print inspired picture. "Usagi no suku" (Rabbit scribe),  5 1/2 x 11 1/2, Micron marker, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and ProWhite on Canson board. Original SOLD! Prints for sale. Picture 46.

Friday, November 22, 2013

No 2014 Calendar

Well, due to the very poor sales of last years calendar I don't plan to do one for 2014. If People want to encourage me to do one and put in orders for one, I would consider doing one. I really enjoy doing them but while the first year sold very well, the second was a bust :(

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Faerie Circle

This did not come out as I planed or expected but  think I like how it looks. Not sure about the title but, "Faerie Fella", 4 1/2 inch circle, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and ProWhite on Canson board. Original Sold!  Prints for sale. Picture 45.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Last Small Japanese..maybe

Changing from the anthropomorphic I enjoyed doing this little Japanese boy and his sky friend. "Earth & Sky", 5 x 12, Micron marker, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and Pro White on Bristol. Original SOLD! Prints for sale. Picture 44.

Monday, November 18, 2013

And Another

Trying something a little different with the Japanese print style, a bunny. "Usagi Shojo", 4 x 10 1/2, Micron marker, Acrylic, watercolor colored pencil and ProWhite on Canson board. Original SOLD! Prints for sale. Picture 43.

Japanese Continues

Here is yet another small quick Japanese print inspired picture. "Black Wolf", 4 x 11, Micron marker, Acrylic, ProWhite and watercolor colored pencil on Canson board. Original and prints for sale. Picture 42.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Another Little Japanese

I had a small long gold frame and a scrap of Canson board that fit, so here is "The Black Fan", 4 x almost 11, Acrylic, Micron marker, watercolor colored pencil and ProWhite on Canson board. Original SOLD! Prints for sale. Picture 41.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Little Japanese

Here is a quick small Japanese print style picture. "Kitsune Courtesan", 6 x 11 1/2, Micron marker, watercolor colored pencil, Acrylic and Pro White on Canson board. Original and prints for sale. Picture 40.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Old School Finished

Here is the finished full color version of the "Lunar Mage 2", 11 x 16 1/2,  Micron marker, Acrylic and ProWhite on Bristol. Original and prints for sale. Picture 39.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Old school Style

I had several things I wanted to do after finishing the Winter Goddess picture, so I ended up doing this instead. I wanted to do another Japanese print style picture in time for Darkover and I had other small picture ideas I wanted to do before doing the next commission, but again this is what I ended up starting. This is very "old school" style, I have not done a black and white marker picture in a long time. I plan to color this but here is the black and white first step. This is 11 x 16, Micron marker on Bristol. "Lunar Mage 2" prints available.

Stupid Me, Bad Doll Luck

I have had bad luck with my last two dolls, one is a recast (I did not know what it was when I ordered it) and he has some issues. The other is from Ipelhouse and is not the right size, I screwed up and got the KID when I should have gotten the size up. He is just to small and delicate for me. So, if anyone is interested in a trade or might want to buy either of these two boys we can talk. I will sell them for what they cost me or trade for an elf boy or a Fairyland Minifee boy.  The recast (unauthorised copy) is based on a Ipelhouse JID Daniel and I would need at least $200 for him I think he cost closer to $300. The other is an African skin color (light brown) and is a boy with the Bennie head and would be at least $300. I feel like an idiot in both cases and if the last doll I ordered is not something I am happy with, I don't think I will get any more ever!

Tasmanian Tiger??

It would be great if this is a true story and they are not extinct!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Winter Goddess Finished?

I still need the final OK from the client, but I think this is now finished. The circles, bubbles are representative of the 4 seasons and the figures "hair" is snow with a wolf and polar bear. "White Goddess, Winter", 15 x 20, Acrylic and ProWhite on Canson board. Prints for sale (when I get better pics). Picture 38.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Winter Goddess Update 2

OK, almost done but still details and tweaking to do on some of it. The colors in this photo are way off in some areas!! The balls/bubbles are red, yellow, blue/green and blue/purple and in this photo they are just not right. I hope when it is done and I get photos in good light it will have the right coloring. Hope the client likes it!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Winter Goddess Update

No picture update since it is in one of those odd transition stages, but it is coming along well. I was not sure about it when I posted the first step but I have tweaked the face and now love it and have started adding the animals I had planed and it now looks great! By the end of the week it could be done or at least be at a stage I can show and updated picture of.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Grandson's Halloween

Well unfortunately I am informed pictures of my grandson's Halloween did not come out so I don't get to see them or show them off! His grandmother did however give me a great quote from 3 year old Logan, to quote him "it is the best Halloween I ever had!" This made me smile, I mean his 3rd one is his best (maybe the only one he remembers).

Ah well, maybe by next Halloween I will get to meet him and things will be better for me. As it is I am just so glad his grandmother keeps me updated and I get the occasional picture of him!

(I found out he went as Batman and I have this picture of him before Halloween. Apparently he has several different super hero costumes but did pick Batman for Halloween).

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Still Looking For Replacement Statue

A while back I posted that one of my favorite statues had gotten broken, well I just found the box he came in and thought if I had the name I could find him online someplace...NO! The Statue by Design Toscano (who no longer carries it) was called "Pan of Rohallion" but all my searching finds a different statue by that name that is not even available as a reproduction! :(
If anyone has better google foo than I (that means anyone out there I am sure), you might look at the picture I posted of the broken statue and try and find one I can buy, maybe the name will help in  the search!