Note: this is not Demelza… this is Mercy’s Eve.
We’ve taken a completely stock Lady Sylvie and given her a new lease on life. Including face-up, sanding, sueding (Sylvie’s body was the first pure-skin body and did not sit or pose well in the hips and knees), and blushing! The news? She’s my first dolly body blushed via airbrush. Face-up done traditionally with pastels, but Mr. Kallisti had his mother ship out his gigantic airbrush compressor from her attic in Michigan, been up there since art school, apparently. Since they are very expensive all this trouble was definately worth it.
Um, airbrushing is hard. That is all. But I totally love it and can’t wait to do more! And there’s more for Mercy coming soon. The only thing is that it has to be done in the garage. Meh. Taking commissions during the rainy season is probably not so much a good idea. I can only really work on weekends, and most of ours have been rainy the past few months. Still… I think we got poor Eve turned around in a relatively timely manner.
And I just want everyone to know that Mr. Kallisti and I work as a team, I couldn’t do this stuff without him! I’m good (or getting better) at color and painting, but he’s the strong arm doing the tough stuff like sanding and stringing. I’m totally lame at sanding. Probably not helped that I have slight nerve damage in one hand. He’s so meticulous! It takes him a week at the sink, sanding every night, to do one doll. But they come out beautiful.
Enough about me, here’s all about Eve! (clicky for dolly nudity)
Couldn’t resist punning on her name with the fig leaf. So sue me. And that is an apple being rolled around by little devils at her feet. ^_^
After I give Eve a manicure and pedicure tonight she will be shipped off back home.