A few weeks ago we announced that BBC America would be displaying Doctor Who fanart at the BBCA booth at San Diego Comic Con. We received an outstanding number of awesome submissions from Whovian artists and featured some on BBC America’s video cube! Which looked something like this:
(Actually it looked exactly like this)
Here’s a slideshow of all the Doctor Who fan art that was chosen to be featured. Unfortunately the music needed to be removed from the video, but maybe if we all sing doo-wee-ooo~ at the same time we’ll all be able to hear it!
A sculpture of mine, as seen at the San Diego Comic Con (get me)
(The one on the right. The one with my name)
Pleased as punch to reblog this, as I rarely reblog stuff.
I frankly never expected to see pictures of it being displayed.
Wonderful indeed and thanks for the opportunity.
Really cool! Recognized it as one of your sculpts straight away.
I’m sorry it took a while. Tumblr has been eating my post for the last half hour. Anyway, here they are! Salomé in both Pale Tan (not so pale, if you ask me XD) and one in Oriental skin.
I never imagined the skin tone to have such an influence on the character of the sculpt. The darker Salomé is definitely more fierce, where-as the pink-haired girl is a bit shy.
Tell me what you think of them!
They’re both so beautiful! <3 <3
I got selected to go to Marine OCS in the fall (September.) Which basically means I’m going to bootcamp. Surprise! Well, not really. I’ve been working on it for a long time and those of you who know me better know it’s my passion. I try to keep that part of my life separate to this one, for sanity’s sake, but at this point in time they collide a little.
For starters I won’t be able to run a preorder for my dolls. I mean I could, but that would be such an asshole thing to do. I don’t want to take people’s money and place an order, and then disappear for god knows how long and take care of this when I have the spare time. No. What can happen is I can place a small order with what money I have, if I get the samples before I leave, and just have the dolls sent to my husband to store and whatnot. After that play it by ear and see how best to get them to those who want them.
Anyway it’s all speculative at this point and with the military… you honestly never know when you have to pick up and travel to a different state at a moment’s notice or run 3 miles or jump through this hoop or whatever. You have to be prepared for literally anything to happen. I’ve been getting fairly comfortable with where I am, having lived here for a whopping one whole month, and of course, that is when… the news strikes. Always.
I’ll still be around for the next two months and of course will keep you all updated with whatever doll news I get. In the mean time use me while you can. Send me asks, show me your doll-in-progress, ask for a tutorial, whatever— I would love to pass on my BJD knowledge in some way before I have to leave. I am by no means a flawless dolly sculptor senpai but everything you see here is the cumulative work of more than a decade, literally more than a decade, of fumbling around with clay and knives and random shit like that. I do not want that to disappear into the aether with me.
OKAY GUYS, I NEED YOUR HELP.!!!!!!!
So, I was selling a Resinsoul Song in Coffee/light tan skin on the second day of San Japan 7- the picture above, but when I was selling him he was only wearing the pink wig and the black and white lightning leggings and another pair of blue eyes, not the ones in the pic- and was holding a sign saying “ADOPT ME.!” on the top of it. Someone was interested and asked if she could make payments (only two payments would be needed since I only asked for $100 for him), and I said yes. She was in a Misty cosplay from Pokemon, and she wasn’t wearing a wig, her hair was a very deep orange-red color. She was also with three other people, the only other person I remember was that he was in a plain red shirt.
I gave her my email so that she could send her payments through Paypal, and she said that she would send me the payment that night. And she gave me her email as well, and we chatted briefly about the Resinsoul and she seemed very happy and excited and gave me a hug and she took the doll with her. (I was fine with her taking the doll at the time.)
I didn’t receive any sort of contact that night so the next day(July 20th), I sent her an email saying this: “Hello, it’s Lauren, the person you bought the Bjd from (the Resinsoul Song). And I sent you a payment request through Paypal for the doll.
If you want to contact me, you can reply back from this email address or here’s my number: (210)xxx-xxxx.
(I put my real phone number in the email by the way) And I didn’t have any reply. I’m very worried and sad because the person seemed very sweet. If anyone knows anything please help. Thank you
still need help. if you could spread this around I would be very greatfull
Aw darlin! I did not see this. Why does Tumblr not notify folks about the fanmails.
1) reeaalllly bad at saying hello to new followers. HELLO i love you please enjoy your stay I will… probably…do a real update…
2) I am into articulated objects in general, not just BJDs— it all started with those little cloisonne articulated fish you see sometimes in a Chinese market. the bastards. I recently found a crab version of this at the National Aquarium, it was like… the holy grail of articulated cloisonne sea creatures
3) there was a sale on Origin for all the Sims 3 extensions and my handsome hubs got me like 7 of them. i have been binge-playing them for a week. you will probably never see me again.
4) aside from sculpting and the military I love history (Napoleonic wars, exploration of very cold places, the world wars…) and used to have a history blog. Sort of.
5) gonna start Wendler 5-3-1 and see how it goes for a year
PS found my wallet
"Last weekend was pretty cool, because my alma mater was the subject of a front-page story in the New York Times. Unfortunately, they got there because they utterly shit the bed at handling a sexual assault case." — JF Sargent
#5. Doing the Right Thing Will Hurt the Colleges
Rape reports going up is actually a good thing. Feel free to quote me on that. The reason an increase in rape reports is a sign that things are getting better is because it’s actually getting reported. Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in the world, with only 40 percent of cases ever going beyond private conversation, and 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted — a number that’s always seemed a little lower than what’s real to me, frankly, but that’s just speaking from anecdotal evidence. So as these reports go up, they’re actually trending toward reflecting the actual amount of sexual assaults that happen. It’s roughly analogous to realizing your home has cockroaches: It’s a painful shock, but at least you now know to buy some bug poison.
Real talk, Cracked has repeatedly shown that it wants to be an inclusive space for women, and basically won my eternal adoration that way.
That was my school in the NY Times. Hobart and William Smith, look it up. When I was there, there was another case like this, not to mention so so much unreported sexual harassment. And it was the same old story, the rapist wasn’t expelled, the victim had to deal, and everyone kept on making rape jokes, whatever. I wish I had known then what I do now, because goddamn if I wasn’t ignorant. I didn’t do anything then, when my voice and my leadership in the student body could have made a difference. I regret that, so much.
The cost of dolls
After Friday’s post, there is another matter I’d like to discuss. Every now and then when I’m browsing the internet, I come across a post of someone saying how:
“these dolls are way too expensive and doll artists make a ridiculous profit off our backs”.
I am pretty sure I left my wallet at a Doubletree I stayed at earlier this week, but my husband called them and they said nothing had been found there. Has anyone had experience getting lost stuff from a hotel? Should I keep bothering them or just take them at their word?
Also I gotta make a trip into DC tomorrow for a parade, wish me luck. Those of you in the area know about the stupidity that is the 95 and this will also be my first time going into the city with a particular location in mind as opposed to just passing through, so… what time is it? ADVENTURE TIME!
Feral Works Loves Sculpting Giveaway!
I love sculpting and a lot of my followers seem interested in trying it out. Sculpey is a great way to get started, and I’ve put together a very basic kit which can help you on your sculpting way!
What you get:
- 5 in 1 Sculpting tool
- Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay by Katherine Dewey
- 1 lb of Super Sculpey
- Maybe some other goodies :D
- Reblog this post once to get an entry. Multiple reblogs do not count. Likes do not count.
- You must be following my blog: FeralWorks.Tumblr.com,
- No giveaway blogs
- New followers are welcome!
- You must be willing to share your address, or if you are under 18, get your parents’ permission to share your address. I need to be able to ship this stuff to you!
- The winner will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, July 23rd in the evening. Reblogs after the drawing will not count.
- If the contacted winner does not respond within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen. I want to ship this stuff out on the 20th!
- I reserve the right to remove an entrants from the drawing (like if you make rude or mean comments on your reblog, so please, only reblog if you are actually interested in winning). If you want to signal boost without entering, just mention that in your reblog
- You must have an open ask box, so that I can contact you!
- I will pay for shipping, but only standard first class shipping. I can ship internationally, so anyone can win. Though please be advised international shipments may take over 2 weeks to arrive, and I am not responsible for any additional customs fees that may be incurred.
- If you win, you agree to the above terms.
Thank you, everyone who follows me… You are awesome!
This is amazing of you!
Signal boost for aspiring sculptors who follow me! feralworks <3
I want to try an experiment a little like the YouTube around the world day. On Saturday, July 12th, take and post a photo of at least one of your dolls. Whether it’s a photoshoot, a meetup, face-up/modding, or just hanging out on the shelf, just take a photo and post it to Tumblr. #BJDday
Image by BJDConfessions
Does anyone know what happened to the Russian BJD newsletter here? It seems like they changed their format/content and now I am not sure where to go for Russian BJD news?
Anyone interested? And if so, what time works for everyone?
I think it’s because I’m used to working with oil-based clay… maybe?
And yes, I agree, we all need to have a big studio space where we can work together! And drink all the coffee :)
We should do an art together sometime! I thought there was one a couple weeks back but I wasn’t able to go and see how it went or who showed up. Did you go? (Though let’s be honest I’d just spend the whole time looking at what everyone else is doing and pointing and going ‘oooh’)
I actually have the same issue as feralworks! That stuff is sticky as all heck for me- it ends up coating my fingers basically. But man a sculptor retreat would be magic (even if I would feel horribly antiquate the whole time!)
Huh! I must have a really high tolerance for stickyness. Or weird nonstick teflon fingers. (Probably. That’s probably it.)
Got motivated to work on this guy a bit. Haven’t had much news around here lately— still waiting on casting updates from Weiju, but I don’t expect to hear anything from them until the end of the month.