I am making a doll of a Dragon Age character called Solas, who is a bald elf male.
I am going to make the lovely but happily inexpensive Resinsoul/Bobobie (? could be either honestly I could swear I've seen him on both websites' roster- they are sister companies) Tang into this character.
First, facial mods. I need Tang to resemble Solas more closely. I'll be adding or refining his elf ears, and reshaping parts of his face.
Second, Aesthetics. I want to paint and blush him to look just like the art style of the games.
Third, Outfit. I'm going to make him his basic clothing from the game art, with a few accessories.
I ended up going out of order because I am rather ill and not recovering
in anything like decent time. *grump* So lying in bed I've had a lot of
time for stitching things.
So first, parts of the Outfit!
I'm gonna make a basic outfit based on images from the Dragon Age games.
(I should put a pic here of the outfit. Should. Don't have a decent one
that isn't someone's cosplay.)
Solas' uber-nerd turtleneck ensemble has this green dickey-collar
underlayer, which no one seems to know the true identity of. I am
positing it could easily be some kind of vest thing.
So I made a kind of vest thing, out of greeny brown faux leather stuff I had.
I've left the back open and pretty untailored so that when the doll arrived I could fit it to him better.
Then I worked on the cream sweater thing itself.
It has this collar edging which is unbelievably finicky to do at this scale.
I made the whole collar part as a separate piece that I then attached.
Then guess who decided to turn up today? I had to scramble to get
decently dressed enough to get to the door before the mailman could walk
away thinking I wasn't home. (Oh, like you sit sick all day in bed
wearing a fully presentable outfit. Don't judge me.)
Oh that face. Uff. Not a strong resemblance at all. The eyes will need to be smaller, the jaw longer and wider, the ears modded.
I really, really wish RS/BBB would take a hint from other doll companies
and show more than one highly-obscured-by-huge-wig shot of the doll's
face. I had no idea his nose would be so slim and pointy, and he has an
overbite like a looming tax audit.(it hangs overhead?) Welp, that's what
the Dremel is for, after all.
The plan at the moment is to modify the heck out of his head, then spray
paint it white and blush it back to matching. That took me two or three
days last time I did it to a doll, because first the Apoxie modding has
to cure before you sand and paint, and then the paint has to cure
before you seal and and blush.