Présentation de l'éditeur
If you're looking at this book, it is assumed you've already been browsing photos of ball-jointed dolls (BJD), and wondering why those dolls look so real. It's actually not hard! One of the major contributors to the effect is the resin they are made of--that's half the job. The other half is you and your tools.
The process is called "face-up." It's 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 don't 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 you're in the right place!
Biographie de l'auteur
Jesslyn Carver has been a natural-born artist all her life. She started serious drawing practice in her childhood and quickly moved into painting at the age of thirteen. Oil painting is her favorite, and she looks up to the seventeenth century masters like Jan Vermeer and twentieth century masters like John Singer Sargent and Norman Rockwell. She spent four years studying art heavily in college and then called it quits to go home and focus on writing. She has numerous awards from college for her paintings, an essay published in her college's "best of student essays" magazine for 2011-2012, and exhibits her art around Nashville, TN now and again. She enjoys all creative aspects surrounding ball-jointed doll customization and currently has thirteen of them. She plans to write more books about the BJD hobby in the future and is ever working hard on a fantasy novel trilogy.