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Meggiekarp

Where did all the face-up artists go? (USA)

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Meggiekarp

I've tried DOA, Instagram, Etsy, here and can't find anyone that works on DDs. All three shops I contacted on DOA either left me on read or said they're closed for good. 

I already have the head so someone like ShiNes is out of the question and with the virus I worry about sending the head off to Asia or the EU. 

Maybe I should sell the head and get one from Japan or ShiNes...


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BeyondTime
33 minutes ago, Meggiekarp said:

I've tried DOA, Instagram, Etsy, here and can't find anyone that works on DDs. All three shops I contacted on DOA either left me on read or said they're closed for good.

I think there are a few on Facebook. You could try Sydia’s Atelier, Charlotte Face-Up, or Freya’s Face-ups. 
 

33 minutes ago, Meggiekarp said:

I already have the head so someone like ShiNes is out of the question and with the virus I worry about sending the head off to Asia or the EU.

You’re unlikely to get the virus from a doll head. 


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ragnamuffin
13 minutes ago, BeyondTime said:

You’re unlikely to get the virus from a doll head. 

She probably means shipping delays from the pandemic.

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Noxxbunny

The season also may factor into it a little? I hear MSC doesn't take too nicely to the freezing cold temps and high humidity a lot of the US gets around this time of year. I wouldn't know personally since the area I lived in before doesn't ever really "freeze", but I have heard that from people in the midwest before. I would maybe expect to see people re-open for DD faceups as it warms up a little.

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Misuka

Covid killed side-work for many artists. Unable to afford the beginning products (materials, paint, brushes, etc) to start offering faceups due to (probably) primary income loss or other covid-related issues, they closed shop, combined with insane post times (for even the slowest mail) and increased mail costs, it has collapsed as a side gig for the time being.

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Selenae

@Bellatrix She is, but she doesn't work on vinyl (stated under her rules), and she's difficult to get slots for. They fill up really fast.

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Subaru

I think more artists are on Facebook or Instagram (and sometimes Etsy)these days.
However, more people are adopting the model of selling pre-customized heads rather than taking commissions.

I've actually have seen an increase in the number of people offering pre-customized heads and etc. during covid-times. 
Just keep an eye out and think of your own personal budget.

I don't have many names that I can think of off the top of my head but Maiya is in California and accepts commissions for DDs 

 


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yin8012

Agree I think FB and Instagram are your best bet.

I do see a lot of faceup artist stopped taking commission during covid whether due to personal reason or just slots full. Some commission in Asia can be a bit cheaper than EU or North America though. I think also due to Covid, some artist who used to live in the US also went back to their own country.

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chef_mai

If you can't find someone stateside, you might be best off selling the blank head and doing a commission with Shines (or someone similar). That's the direction I'm now leaning in myself.

I was originally going to split a Dream Choice, but it's been really challenging finding someone ready to commit, even if I mitigate all the risk on my end. And truth be told, the price of a custom faceup is about the same, so it's really mostly down to how much I care about a DC-exclusive head and faceup.

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abs2891
On 1/14/2022 at 6:32 PM, Selenae said:

@Bellatrix She is, but she doesn't work on vinyl (stated under her rules), and she's difficult to get slots for. They fill up really fast.

I think the no vinyl rule is about not doing Barbie and similar because she’s got a price under her pricing for DD.  That being said, doesn’t solve the problem of having to be quick to get a spot :(

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