I’ve been in the BJD hobby doing faceups and other painting since 2008. I started taking commissions in 2009, and have had many happy customers! I took a bit of a break from the hobby a few years ago, but now I’m back and excited to offer my services again! Please take a look at my work and see if you think my style is a good fit for you :)
Commissions are currently: CLOSED
General InfoI accept commissions for faceups, body blushing, fantasy part painting, manicures, and minor modifications (such as adding/removing elf ears, sanding off sculpted eyebrows, adding long fingernails/claws, etc.)
I do not currently take commissions for dyeing or other intensive modifications.
In addition to traditional faceup commissions, I decided to offer a slightly lower price for “artist’s choice” style faceups, where the owner lets me create a faceup for their doll from my own imagination, without detailed instructions.
I won’t copy other artists’ or company faceups, or work on top of existing faceups. I don’t do scar or gore modifications, or any heavy modding. At this time I can’t do drilling for permanent piercings, but I can do glued piercings.
**I don’t work on recasts**
MaterialsVallejo Premium Matte Varnish (airbrushed) is my sealant of choice.
*If requested, I also have MSC & Volks ZM spray. Please keep in mind that it will take me longer to finish your commission if you request these, since they are weather-sensitive.*
Sennelier & Schminke Soft Pastels
Liquitex Acrylic Paints
Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils
Tamiya & Liquitex Gloss
Aves Apoxie Sculpt
Volks ZM Ceramic Knife & X-Acto Blades
Various sandpapers, files, bevelers, and other abrasives
Winsor & Netown Brush Cleaner for faceup removal
PricingFaceup (all sizes): $45 artist’s choice, $60 custom
All faceups come with premium eyelashes. If you do not want me to apply eyelashes, you can request it. Also, if your doll has a plastic face protector, please include it, as I don’t currently have any available.
Faceup Removal: $10
Resin matching for heads (all sizes): $20
*I use airbrushed acrylic paints for resin matching (unless pastels-only is requested). This sometimes results in slightly more “textured” looking skin. I do my best to make the head color look as even and smooth as possible. Please send along a piece or two of the resin you want me to match the head to*
Manicure/Pedicure: $15 per pair of hands or feet
Full Body Blushing: $25 (up to 30cm), $40 (30-50cm), $55 (50cm+)
Fantasy/Anthro/Parts Blushing or Painting: Varies, please contact me with details and I’ll let you know
Tattoos or extensive freckles: Costs extra depending on size/complexity, please contact me with details
Simple subtractive mods (light sanding, minor shaping): ~$20
Additive mods: ~$30
Glue-on Piercings: ~$10 each
*All modifications might vary in price depending on the size/complexity of the mod. Please contact me with details and I’ll let you know if I can do it, and give you a more accurate price.*
If you're interested in commissioning me for aesthetics services, please contact me either through the contact form on the website, or by sending me an email, PM on Den of Angels, or a direct message on social media. Let me know what kind of commission you're interested in.
If I'm able to take your commission, I'll send you a link to my commission form that you can fill out with all the details. I'll get back to you with a total price estimate (not including shipping) and how long I think it should take.
- Maximum of 2 commissions at a time, please. This could mean 2 faceups, a faceup + body blushing, modification + faceup, etc.
- Please have all dolls/parts in your possession when you request a commission.
- I reserve the right to ask for proof of doll authenticity, and also to decline any commission request that I'm not comfortable with.
Turnaround TimeFaceups should take around 2-3 weeks to complete, depending on factors like the weather and my workload. Body blushing/painting and modifications may take anywhere from 2 weeks to over a month, depending on the size and type of the project. I will let you know in my reply how long I think it will take.
**If something comes up and I can’t complete your commission in the quoted time, I will send you a message ASAP letting you know.**
Progress Photos & Making ChangesFor custom faceups, I will send a progress picture once when I am finished blocking out major elements with pastels (shape of eyebrows, blush, etc.) and once before I give the face a final seal. I can modify major shapes only at the first stage. I can make additions (making things bigger/darker) at either stage.
For artist’s choice faceups, I will send a photo before the final seal and can make additions only (i.e. I can’t erase anything, but I can make things bigger/darker).
If the finished faceup I create is completely unsatisfactory, I will redo the faceup ONCE, but you must be more detailed about what you want. (If you ask me to redo an artist’s choice faceup, I will ask that you pay the custom price and give me more details about what you want). If you are still not satisfied with the faceup, I will wipe it and return the head (you pay return shipping).