If youre looking at this book, it is assumed youve already been browsing photos of ball-jointed dolls (BJD), and wondering why those dolls look so real. Its actually not hard! One of the major contributors to the effect is the resin they are madeMoreIf youre looking at this book, it is assumed youve already been browsing photos of ball-jointed dolls (BJD), and wondering why those dolls look so real. Its actually not hard! One of the major contributors to the effect is the resin they are made of--thats half the job.
The other half is you and your tools.The process is called face-up. Its like make-up, but instead of adding color effects to an already living face, we are adding life to an otherwise faceless sculpture.This book was written to help you get started! It begins with a good list of mediums and tools you will need to buy, with brief definitions and why they are used. Next we move on to basic color theory with a list of effects to help you understand how and why we are using them, and then we jump into the process.
And there are about 100 pictures and examples to help along the way!This book was written in the order a face-up usually happens. So you can follow along page by page and decide how and in what order you will do your face-up. The art is totally flexible and you can mix and match the effects as you see fit.Jesslyn has scoured the internet, asked questions, and compiled all of this information together so you dont have to.
As there is always more to learn, be on the lookout for future editions of this book with new information as well as future books to cover the vast world of doll customization. If you are a total beginner in this hobby then youre in the right place!