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Title: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: _trains__derail on February 19, 2014 11:59:48 AM
Hi everyone, hope all is well. I've been sick for about 6 months now & quite honestly have not been able to bring myself to paint or draw anything, perhaps also partially because I'm in a quarter life crisis after graduating college, because school was my LIFE & I loved it. It's been tough. Anyway, a while back I made some cut out cards:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425918.0#axzz2tnWpJRxu (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425918.0#axzz2tnWpJRxu)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426376.msg5077411#msg5077411 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=426376.msg5077411#msg5077411)
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425134.msg5060198#msg5060198 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=425134.msg5060198#msg5060198)

..so I thought I'd give some more a try. Lately I've been really into looking at different ball-jointed dolls & I think they're really cool, so they inspired me to make a few cards. Two of them have cutouts like the ones I've made before, & for the other two I filled the frame with hair... just because I love hair in the least creepy way possible, lol. I think you can probably tell when you look at some of my other work as well.

Anyway, these are all inktense pencils on acrylic paper. I like the inktense because they're easy to use & i'm just not up for getting all of my paints out & setting everything up... this way I can still achieve the look I like.

"Brown eyed girl"






"Braid"






"Sisters"








"Sea Foam"






They're actually in the reverse order of the order I did them in, so the bottom one was first & the top was last. I'm planning on buying some more inktense pencils because I only have 12 right now so I'm a little limited. Hope you enjoy!


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: gozer on February 19, 2014 12:08:59 PM
  I absolutely love these! The brown eyed girl is my fave. Had to pin!
 Hope you feel better soon too. You'll find something to fill the void of school.


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: kosmicgirl on February 19, 2014 12:55:36 PM
Gorgeous! I like the limited palette a lot, it connects the cards wonderfully :)


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: kwality570 on February 19, 2014 01:21:06 PM
These are absolutely gorgeous!  I'm in awe of your talent. 

Glad you're getting back into creating.  It always makes me feel better when I'm down. 


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: stillatthetop on February 19, 2014 02:09:38 PM
Wow. Those are really neat! I love the "cut out" effect on them. I don't know anything about the pencils that you mention, but you do a fine job with them. The shading and colors are wonderful. I hope you do get the chance to add more colors, but it seems you are doing fine with what you have right now. Very pretty. Brown Eyed Girl is my fave. I love the flames in the hair, but I also like the braids on the blue doll. And your eyes are very well designed. And the lips on Sea Foam are really interesting, too.

I envy you. I am not good at portraits. Even the cartoony kind. You are definately very talented with this style of art. Ummmm. Ever think of illustrating for books?  ;D They would gobble you up, for sure! Writer's Market is a publication with references to where to send your queries for work. You should be published! Lulu.com also has an avenue where you can control your own destiny for very little cost. And no inventory there. I encourage you to give it a go. The whole world should see your talent. Not just us  ;D

~T


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: lindyv321 on February 19, 2014 02:49:55 PM
These are gorgeous!  I am always so jealous of those of you who can draw and paint!


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: jillybeans on February 19, 2014 03:46:12 PM
Lovely work! Their eyes are so captivating!!


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: yoopidou on February 19, 2014 07:58:02 PM
Though all are great, my favorites are the cut-out cards.


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: faemystique on February 19, 2014 10:11:03 PM
you are so very talented, I LOVE them... I long for inktense pencils, they are on the wishlist along with a set of neocolor II's.


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: jexxican on February 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM
They have so much personality. You did really good with the eyes, very evocative. The first is reminiscent of a cup of coffee, or fire, or something really hot. Flaming coffee! Woah!


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: kwality570 on February 21, 2014 11:05:35 AM
After doing some research, I ordered a set of Inktense pencils today.  I can't wait to get them. :)  Thank you for the inspiration.


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: My_RubySlippers on February 23, 2014 10:52:26 PM
I love these, especially the cutout one!!! <3


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: Taramor on February 24, 2014 08:51:33 AM
They are great, you are so talented.


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: Oath Keeper on February 24, 2014 08:48:11 PM
These are completely stunning <3


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: Oath Keeper on August 24, 2014 01:08:16 PM
Wow. I love your style. It reminds me a lot of the face ups and even sculptsnof my bjds.


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: memeblue on March 10, 2015 09:44:50 PM
your drawings are super awesome !!!!


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: kjlutz on March 12, 2015 02:44:58 PM
beautiful work, I love their hair


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: sakuracat23 on March 18, 2015 09:36:05 PM
Simply gorgeous!no other words can do them justice


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: Riechan on July 02, 2015 05:34:18 AM
wow!! look at those eyes and lips! I second the illustrating (children) books !


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: rackycoo on July 06, 2015 11:13:54 AM
These are great! I especially like the cut out cards.


Title: Re: A few ball-jointed doll inspired cards~
Post by: lindyv321 on July 06, 2015 01:24:07 PM
Beautiful