Pumpkin in the Garden

Test drive.

I recently had MiMi repainted, and I’m still trying to decide if the new faceup is going to work out. It’s an incredibly well-done one, with fantastic linework; I love the eyebrows, the painted eyelashes, and her applied white eyelashes.

What I can’t quite get used to is how heavily she’s blushed, and I quickly found out that in person, painted “skin texture” is not for me. She seems overdone compared to the simpler, clean and stylized look of my other dolls, and I keep mistaking the “skin texture” for dust or mold and trying to brush it off.

I want to be fair to her, though, and give myself time to think about what I want to do – if I can get used to the new look or if I should start searching for a different faceup artist and try again. The best way to do that was to start photographing her and see how I felt. I’m really in love with her, but I think that’s a product of it being MiMi (the Tsugumi sculpt, her eyes/wig combo, her personality) more than anything.

So I haven’t figured out just what to do yet…

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