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Unicorn Babies by BlueRoseArkelle Unicorn Babies by BlueRoseArkelle
EDIT: e_e Wat. Why is this on the front page asdfghjkl-

TwT My lovely unicorn babies got new faceups! Yay!
@u@ Colorssssss <333

TvT Finally I am able to take pictures of these two together! I've been wanting to since forever, but one or the other didn't have a proper faceup until now. OTL

;w; Its so nice, you know? Having like, tangible representations of my characters. Whenever I see them I get really happy and inspired! >v<
Especially with these two, because they have such a beautiful bond. More close and personal than that of typical siblings, but without the complications of an intimate romance. TuT Its hard to explain, but yeah.
These two are very special to me, so its just so inspiring to have them close to me and each other. ;u; :heart:

TvT Anyways, enough of the silly dolly stuff for now. ;__; Because Calliope decided to faceplant yesterday I had to spend yesterday and this morning doing faceups which ughhh cut into drawing time hardcore. OTL

Also I apologize for not responding to messages as quickly these last few weeks. ;__; There are waaaaay more comments then there use to be, so its harder to find time to reply to all of them OTL

Calliope (right) is a LE Dearmine Rachel girl
Faustus (left) is a LE Soom R. Shale boy

Soom website: [link]
Dearmine website: [link]
These are BJDs, or "Ball-Jointed Dolls". They are expensive, articulated, highly customizable, hand-made dolls cast in resin.
Google is your friend.
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KawaiiPlum Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question and would be so happy if you could answer.
Alright! Where do you happen buy your BJD dolls? I would like to make one of an OC I made a while back and would love some tips and advice, seeing how I am just starting off.
I would be extremely excited and happy if you could! ^^ 
BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^v^ Hello! Aww, and its super nice to see more and more people become interested in getting bjds! I'm happy to help as much as I can~ ^w^

The first thing that you should know if you are new to the hobby is that there are many many different companies or "brands" of dolls, each with their own unique aesthetic and price points. For example, there are dolls that have a very realistic look to them, there are some that look just like anime, and then the kind that I like most which are somewhere in between. I personally have dolls from lots of different companies; Soom, Fairyland, Alchemic Labo to name a few. Really, there isn't quite one "place" in particular that I get all of my dolls from because some are different "brands". Unlike, say, figurines for example, which may come from different manufacturers but are sold in the same store, bjds are not usually like that. Each company usually has its owns website, and there are far too many to just list here!
I mention all this because in this hobby its really REALLY important to not fall in love with the first pretty doll you see, and instead take a look at many of the different companies, sizes, aesthetics, posing ability, and price points of dolls to find the ones that you truly like best or that best fit the characters you have in mind.
These are some of my personal favorite companies which I highly recommend!
But of course, there are way way more that that! This is an amazingly helpful website that lists all of the different doll companies (and authorized distributors of said companies for other countries), which I highly recommend browsing through all of them eventually even though it may seem a bit overwhelming to do so right now.…

Also, I'm not sure of how much you know of bjds as a whole, but it is very VERY important to do your research and learn as much about their care and construction before committing to buy any. These are expensive dolls and it would be heartbreaking to spend that much money on one only to damage it from a lack of knowledge. This is a helpful little overview of a lot of the basics to bjds and explains a lot of things that beginners often wonder about. Some or most of it you might already know, but just in case!…
Also a word of warning, you many see dolls made by certain companies listed on places like Ebay or Taobao for very very cheap. Please please please do not be suckered in by their lower prices as if the price is drastically different than it is on the official company site, the doll is most likely a counterfeit "recast" which is illegal for one and is also supporting art theft. I know this hobby is very expensive and the idea of paying less for basically the same thing is tempting, but please know that bjds are all handmade and sculpted by individual artists who run very small companies of sometimes less than 10 employees. They rightfully deserve money for their hard work and creativity rather than giving that money to leeches who steal other people's art to cheaply mass produce and profit from. So please do not purchase a bjd that is not from an official company site/distributor listed on the list of companies link if you do not know how to spot a counterfeit!

;3; Anyways, sorry for the super long comment, you might already know a lot of that or it might seem very overwhelming, but it is super important to be thorough just in case as bjds are rather complex and are quite the investment.
TwT But i do hope that helped, at least somewhat~ <3
KawaiiPlum Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for everything! 0u0
Filth-and-Dirt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey Arkelle ^^
Sorry for the bother, but i have a question, and i will be thankful to death if you answer! :D
So i am getting BJD soon, and probably without make-up on his face, so i was wondering what you use for Calliope's make up?
Thanks in advance ^^;

BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>//u//> Ohhhh so many congrats to you on getting a BJD!!
TvT I use Schmincke soft chalk pastels, acrylic paint, Faber Castell watercolor pencils, Volks shine pearl powder, Tamiya Gloss, and eyelashes from Crobidoll. Oh, and of course MSC (Mr. Super Clear) sealant, but that is a given i'm sure xD
>u> Daw, and its no problem, i'm glad I can help!~
Filth-and-Dirt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you soooo much! 
Aika17 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
these two are just so beautiful I can't handle it!
Not-So-Handsome Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The eyes are so soft and sweet, very beautiful!
Luluka96 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
I can just imagine how steady you have to be when painting their faces O_O. Very beautiful characters, good job!!!
Detrimont Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Calliope is swo pweeety
MistressLegato Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
GAWD they are soooo beautiful!!!!
Jenny-Chan99 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're so pretty!
MeloNeko Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Dat faceup skill :iconwantplz:

Such lovelies~ <3 Nice to have a picture of these two together. I absolutely LOVE their colors and how well these two look next to each other! Hope to see more in the future~
JasiChan17 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waaaah i love them*-* they have so a cute real looook*-* ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
konstargirl Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soo cute!! <3
onisuu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
omg, arkie, your faceups are so gorgeous ashfkjashf goshhhhh!! /stares <33333333333333333333333333333333
trashies Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
s o a d o r b s
TaitRochelle Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i wuv them sooo much, still havent done the faceup on my little Arisa :(
captainroxas Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can feel your excitement! Although BJDs aren't actual humans, and your OC's aren't real, it's kind of like having a real life baby, kind of like with the care and stuff, you know? Lol, I want to get one :iconiwantitplz:. I'd love to have a physical representation of an OC of mine. Not to mention they're so ethereal like :iconiheartitplz:
animet20 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They look so beautiful together.
MidnightEdge Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God they both look fabulous!!!
fronanc345 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
*sighs in awe*
Devil-Marionette Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty Faustus' face up looks so amazing. It's just like how you draw him!
BlueEyesNeko Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww so cute! I was gunna say you should do a faceup tutorial but you kinda already have it done XD soooo NEVERMIND lol
MichaelJ83 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Their Beautiful
RedFlameWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty <3
KikiArstist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they look so lovely and natural... i love the makeup on the one on the left :)
rhodecyl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
These are beautiful, Ark!
Did you do these faceups yourself?
because I have a little dude who needs some help
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