Friday, December 14, 2012

My first Jecci Five custom

Here she is:  the first to be completed of the "dozen dollies."
This girl was a complete and total pleasure to carve and transform for my friend, Sylvia.  I had no idea how different the quality of the Jecci Five plastic would be from a Blythe doll, how much more translucent it would be, and how challenging the mold would be to work with.  It brought back some of the original excitement of customizing.  For that, and for the freedom to interpret a theme, I am very grateful to the dolly's owner, my friend and fellow customizer.  You should check out her work-- it's beautiful.  S.Cola customs.  I have one myself.  And now, on to the Jecci!

When I got her, her face looked like this:
*not my photo* -- I didn't get a snapshot of Sylvia's girl before carving her, but this is what she looked like before all of her transformations.

After a SERIOUS nose job, total re-working of her lips (they bizarrely jut straight out), and reworking the shape of her face so that she didn't look to me like a mogwai with a very obvious sort of "snout" sticking up from the base of her face (I know, I make it sound terrible, but the subtleties get to me), and some new lush lashes, I came up with this look for her:  


I wanted her to have a color palette of lilac and apricot, with some wintery chapped lips and lots of freckles.  
Here she is with her eyes open (please excuse the washed-out winter lighting:


So, all in all, here's how she evolved:

I learned a great deal, and I look forward to the opportunity to customize more of these cutie-faced clones in the future.  :)  I hope you enjoyed seeing her transformation!

Thanks as always for checking in, and all comments are welcome and appreciated.  Take good care of yourselves and each other, and happy holidays!

love,
Phillaine