taking a short break

October 20th, 2014 by _d2_

i need to finish up a written project by end of november so i’m pushing everything else (except eyes for my etsy shop) aside.

i’m hoping to get the kirins in soon and obviously there will be an excited squealing post about that, but otherwise don’t expect anything new until say… december?

unless a miracle happens of course ~_^

lets play a game!

October 13th, 2014 by _d2_

guess the random side project that d2 is crazy enough to start now!

believe it or not, but these three dolls will all end up being roughly the same height when finished. can you guess the middle one?

but i’m sad, misumena’s ear broke and now i’m repairing it… i really really REALLY need to get working on her because if things don’t get majorly f’d up i’ll be going to spectrum next year and i’d like to take her, plague, otohime and *maybe* amaterasu with me. but for sure misumena because the idea is that me, my mom, and her friend the great forest rogers will share a table and we’ll each try and do a triptych of some sort. i know my mom’s been working on masks now and so i’m curious to see what she’ll do – last we talked she had some AMAZING ideas.

and no, those are not misumena’s arms – in fact that’s not technically her torso. it’s a “normal” torso type i’m sculpting to be used on kirin’s body and will be molding it and modding a flumo cast to become misumena’s multi-armed body. the arms belong to otohime, who will be getting some custom casts of kirin’s legs and i’ve started on a long fishy-serpenty tail for her as well.

(btw – misumena’s head isn’t really warped – i held my iphone at an angle, and i’ve noticed that really distorts things…. oh well… )

no sculpting…

October 12th, 2014 by _d2_

i’ve been working more on non-sculpting stuff (ie. online class with my mom and getting eyes made to go up in the etsy shop) and a few sketches that i’ve posted up on my facebook (yes, it’s true – i started one a few months ago).

but as it gets closer to receiving kirin in resin i’d been thinking of what mods i’d like to make (i plan on making a mold of one of the kirins to make my own flumo dolls) and was thinking of doing a deer girl…

so this is the preliminary sketch (cleaned up in photoshop so you could actually see the lines) – was thinking of modding to have half closed eyes, changing the cut out design on her chest, giving her deer legs, and then perhaps a little bit of detail to the arms? we’ll just have to see… i’ve already got the antlers in progress (started those awhile ago and then like everything else they got shoved to the back burner… )

so anyway, the legs are a bit inspired by luts’ kelp ( as seen here ) which i’ve fallen head over heels in love with his legs, but not sure i’ll be able to get him due to real life expenses. if i’m lucky, mine will be at least half as awesome as theirs… i’m terrible at sculpting hair/fur and envy those companies that can do it so beautifully!

i can’t figure out what to call her, though… also thinking of giving her fist hands. i may be a minority, but i love dolls with lightly curled fists.

what’s this?

October 4th, 2014 by _d2_

no pictures again? i know what you’re thinking – d2′s gotten lazy! or the depression is really that bad and i need serious help.

actually, truth is things have gotten a lot better in the last few days – but september was a bad month for me and i did very little on anything. i’ve done a few sketches here and there, but nothing too serious until the last 3 days or so.

i’m still working on this class project with my mom, which is eating up a lot of my time, but i hope it will work out in the end. she’s not having a good time of it either so it’s a bit hard for both of us to stay motivated doing it.

but today i’m trying to focus entirely on my art and try to get back on schedule. i have a bunch of eye bases waiting for me to sand them so i can finish them and put up in etsy, i’ve got kirin about halfway thru the finishing process – then i have to paint her and make a new wig and clothes… i also have several side projects i’ve started when i lost interest in others. yeah, dangerous i know.

i also hope to start working on misumena again – i pulled her head out of my project box and found that one ear tip had broken off T_T so i have to fix that…

so what’s the current project tally? oh… i’m going to guess somewhere between 40 and 50. curse me and my never-resting imagination!

anyway – with any luck i will soon be back up to speed with only one possible hiccup in the coming weeks (i have to have some work done on a chipped/broken tooth so…. yeah…. hate to say it, but i’m one of those lucky people who has a true phobia of dentists and i’m not looking forward to this…. but it’s one of the lovely bits of luck that hit me at the end of september)


i've been drawing for as long as i could hold a pencil and art became my first language. though i've only been sculpting since 2007, i fell in love with the idea of being able to bring my drawings to life. i am heavily inspired by medieval macabre artwork, japanese yokai, and oddly enough, sherlock holmes. currently i'm living just south of beautiful portland oregon ^^