Do I still got it?

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Do I still got it?

Post by rise13eyond » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:08 pm

I have returned from the dead. And let me tell you being stuck in a cramped coffin sucks. Anyway I had been telling myself for about a year that I was going to get back into dolling. Kept putting it off but now here I am. No idea what techniques I used to us, and anyway I no longer have the same program so I kinda just had to make it up. And I took what I'd figured out for digital painting and then just applied it to a 300000xs smaller surface. But I probably have still got some things to figure out. But for now it's OK. I forgot how much I love this, I hope to do much more from now on.
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Re: Do I still got it?

Post by StormNicki » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:14 pm

very lovely! I say you still got it.
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Re: Do I still got it?

Post by Parker » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 pm

rise13eyond wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:08 pm
No idea what techniques I used to us, and anyway I no longer have the same program so I kinda just had to make it up. And I took what I'd figured out for digital painting and then just applied it to a 300000xs smaller surface.
That's exactly how it's done :D

You did a fantastic job. It reminds me of the old tooled dolls with those flowy fantasy dresses. Brings back some good memories. I love what you did here, especially the delicate folds and gathers in the fabric. You still got it and need to flaunt it more often :lol:

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Post by rise13eyond » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:28 pm

Parker wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 pm
rise13eyond wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:08 pm
No idea what techniques I used to us, and anyway I no longer have the same program so I kinda just had to make it up. And I took what I'd figured out for digital painting and then just applied it to a 300000xs smaller surface.
That's exactly how it's done :D

You did a fantastic job. It reminds me of the old tooled dolls with those flowy fantasy dresses. Brings back some good memories. I love what you did here, especially the delicate folds and gathers in the fabric. You still got it and need to flaunt it more often :lol:
Well those exact dolls were what got me into dolling in the first place. There are so many dollers at the time that seemed to dominate the scene, like DHF and Fainelloth. Ah I miss them so much. I really miss those days altogether.

I LOVE folds. You have no idea. Give me those sweet sweet folds. XD
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Re: Do I still got it?

Post by Parker » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 am

I got into dolling for those too! :D I loved going to DHF and reading their tutorials, their advent calendars, using their bases... I also liked Fainelloth and Hinia, but Isodel's (from Isodel's Magick) darker style with very deep shadows and richer colours was my true weakness. I think her dolls stuck with me for a long time, even after she closed her site.

I complimented the folds because I could tell the care you put on them. I love drawing and painting clothes, so silhouettes, folds and textures are some of the very first things I notice on a doll, and yours are spot on. I'm looking forward to your future works.

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Re: Do I still got it?

Post by rise13eyond » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:15 pm

Parker wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 am
I got into dolling for those too! :D I loved going to DHF and reading their tutorials, their advent calendars, using their bases... I also liked Fainelloth and Hinia, but Isodel's (from Isodel's Magick) darker style with very deep shadows and richer colours was my true weakness. I think her dolls stuck with me for a long time, even after she closed her site.

I complimented the folds because I could tell the care you put on them. I love drawing and painting clothes, so silhouettes, folds and textures are some of the very first things I notice on a doll, and yours are spot on. I'm looking forward to your future works.
Yeah. DHF was the first doll site I found and that's how I got started. I remember all of those. The Fainelloth site is still up and available just hadn't been touched for several years. Many other sites that are gone I've been able to find on the wayback machine, with iffy results, only about half the content actually shows up. According the the activity by date listed on the wayback all these sites seemed to die at about 2009, which sounds about right to me. I really miss those days. The sites and sister sites. The contests and pageants. And the general activity. Obviously dolling is still alive, but nowhere near as prevalent as it was then. I'd love to get all that stuff going, try to keep the community alive, but I can't do that single handedly. I've considered making a free website, simply for nostalgic reasons. Anyway...

Thank you. Folds are very fun to do to and I do not settle for anything but the best I can do.
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Re: Do I still got it?

Post by Parker » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:17 pm

I do miss how back then almost everything was hosted on personal websites, so you had places to go gossip and learn a bit more about other dollers. I think it was a fad and when many old dollers either quit or went on long hiatus, keeping up with a website became just too much work. Especially compared to how relatively easy it is to update your DA or Tumblr. But I do miss all the themed layouts, sites of the month awards... I found out about so many great dollers through those.

I think each new generation of dollers tends to have its own tools for socialising, so it may be best to stick to what you want and find a way to attract traffic your way using other resources. If you ever make your site, make sure to share the link with us so we can go say hi!

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Re: Do I still got it?

Post by rise13eyond » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:35 pm

Parker wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:17 pm
I do miss how back then almost everything was hosted on personal websites, so you had places to go gossip and learn a bit more about other dollers. I think it was a fad and when many old dollers either quit or went on long hiatus, keeping up with a website became just too much work. Especially compared to how relatively easy it is to update your DA or Tumblr. But I do miss all the themed layouts, sites of the month awards... I found out about so many great dollers through those.

I think each new generation of dollers tends to have its own tools for socialising, so it may be best to stick to what you want and find a way to attract traffic your way using other resources. If you ever make your site, make sure to share the link with us so we can go say hi!
Yeah, I did have a site that...I think got redone and/or switched hosts a couple times. Keeping up an entire website is difficult, especially if you have your own domain. A lot of them used geocities, which no longer exists so many of them couldn't be kept up and running. DA is pretty easy and I have an account for dolling and another for regular art on there, but......Oh the numbers of poorly traced anime bases you have to sift through. And DA is trying to get Eclipse going...Yeah that itself is a huge problem for all DA users.

Forums like this were pretty big too. There used to be tons of them and they were actually pretty active. I believe at one point there was an active chat on DA, no idea what happened to it, and there's discord now but to me activity seems to be declining altogether. And I can't seem to catch anyone at a good time to just chat. I'm still trying to get a website for other art up and going. And it kind of takes precedence as it'll be used as a portfolio for business. We'll see how things go.
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