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BJD Confessions by scargeear BJD Confessions by scargeear
I did some search in Google and occasionally stumbled upon a picture from a blog called "Resin Confessions". Here it is: [link]
I could have passed it, but it stated: "Loki, Sephiroth". What a coincidence! Both characters I made by sculpting their heads from scratch.
No further comments, 'cause I'm afraid the only words I can say may offend someone. I even think that the person who posted it doesn't hate cosplay at all, and the reason is different. Well, the picture itself tells volumes, imho.
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:iconsiogaagusarrachtaigh:
I think that persons logic is kind of off. Most HUMANS don't look anything like the characters they choose to cosplay as, so what difference does it make if a doll has the exact same face as that character or not?
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scargeear Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're right)) I was curious so I found the original discussion on tumblr, and many objected that cosplayers don't have 100% likeness. Though, my dolls are pretty close to the characters.
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:iconsiogaagusarrachtaigh:
Indeed. I'm not too familiar with the Sephiroth(sp?) character, but I gotta say your Loki is pretty accurate. looks just like the character.~
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scargeear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sephiroth is from Final Fantasy, a Japanese computer game.
Thank you! I upgraded his features since then, so he looks even more like the character.
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:iconsiogaagusarrachtaigh:
Ah. I've only ever heard of Final Fantasy, never really gotten the chance to play any of the games.
Oh yays!~ How long does it usually take you to sculpt a character head, by the way? I couldn't even imagine having the patience to work on a sculpt with that kind of detail. x.x
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scargeear Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I didn't play the games either, as they are for PSP only, but I've seen Advent Children movie.
It takes about 1 month to sculpt the head in clay with all corrections (I tend to work in stages and to put aside the work done for a while), and after that it takes several months to make the head suitable for casting. A very boring work, I must say((
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:iconsiogaagusarrachtaigh:
I didn't even know there was a movie. XD
Oh wow. Yeah, I don't think I could do it. Sounds kind of mind numbing. XD
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scargeear Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, sculpting is fun but making the head suitable for casting is a pain :hug:
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AngelofLight22 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome
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scargeear Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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AngelofLight22 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I acually had a happy freak out when I saw this picture
your welcome
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scargeear Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lol:
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AngelofLight22 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
=w='
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Miota Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think your stuff is great! It looks accutare and making stuff like this by yourself is hard. I admire that. Leave all bashing of haters to your fans :)
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I really doubt it was my hater, rather a hilarious coincidence :lol:
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IM-A-LITTLE-UNWELL Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
ah-heheeeee...
funny how that turns out, isnt it? i mean these two dolls are freaking IDENTICAL to the real people.
its just awesome in the form of irony.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot! The most hilarious thing for me is that I have both of the dolls mentioned in the confession))
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IM-A-LITTLE-UNWELL Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
lol ikr? i've come across stuff like that before, and just laughed.
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chookymooky Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew exactly who they were without reading their names. You have done an AMAZING job!
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scargeear Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, dear!:hug:
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IniStrife Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...well..and sephiroth isn't a real person sooo~ guess this one has just seen the movie, not the game. Pretty sad~

But you did a great job with your dolls, I still like looking at them :3
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scargeear Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I also didn't play the game, and actually Sephiroth's face differs from source to source: Crisis Core, Dissidia, Kingdom Hearts - there are different faces. My sculpt is based mostly on this official CC art: [link] and on the Advent Children screenshots where his appearance is the most realistic.
Thank you!
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IniStrife Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh in the ff7 game he had a lot more skinnyer face, much more like Hojo.
I have to admit, that the changes in CC were more than a relief. And since they wanted to do it more realistic it worked nicely.

And still, best seph face I have seen so far ;3
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scargeear Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :love:
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Ketsuzoku Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh.... hashtag BURN!

XD
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scargeear Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lol::lol::lol::lol:
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Harlequin-Elle Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I don't know anything about these characters, so I can't comment on whether or not I think they look like them, but I WILL say that a) Resin Confession-type blogs attract only the very worst BJD owners and b) the wig on the one on the right is AMAZING! :D
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, thank you)) Do you think there are a lot of trolls there? Thank you for the kind words about the wig, it was the 1st wig of that kind that I made, and this design usually gives a lot of trouble to the wig makers (me included).
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Harlequin-Elle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Hmm, I don't know if they're trolls as much as just not very nice people (which of course covers trolls too). You made the wig? that's so cool, I just buy mine ^^;
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Maybe they just never seen my Sephiroth? I hope so, otherwise they have no excuse)))
That's great if you can find a wig of a proper design, the issue with character dolls is that a suitable wig can't be found anywhere, so I just make them in the end XD
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Harlequin-Elle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Well, all my dolls are character dolls, but I design their characters with dolls in mind :D most things are possible anyway, I find!
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That has a lot of sense!:nod:
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emovampire795 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
want is your o pinyin on jointed hands? i am interestind in pichesing a par but i would like to no more.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm sorry, if I didn't understand you fully... Simon (on the left) has Dikadoll 70+ jointed hands, and Thomas (on the right) has Soom jointed hands.
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TheStupidCupid Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Artist
DAT LOKI. *___*
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, thank you!
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Katyok Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
You rock! And haters gonna hate.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Haters act as usual))
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magic-needle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha! This is great! Your dolls put the lie to these statements in every way. They are wonderful. Full stop. :D
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! They just prove the fact that every rule has its exceptions))
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DedHampster Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, as an ex-cosplayer, if the costume on the doll has been done with care and skill then the artist should be commended on the craft of the costume. I have cosplayed Naruto, Mastumoto from Bleach, and Kirie (sp? from Fatal Frame 1 complete with the ghost demons as as puppets behind me)....and I certainly don't have the facial structure or body structure of thos charagers. Being able to sculpt one's own figures is another skill entirely than sewing and such. I respect your opinion, but I think you are being a little harsh. This picture and discription is like a senior making fun of a freshman because they are not up to the standards of a higher grade level.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I completely agree with you that cosplay should be judged by the costume and not by face. BJD *can* be modelled after the characters including their faces. It doesn't mean they *should* have an exact facial features for the cosplay - and that cosplay still could look amazing.

Do you really think I'm a senior and others are freshmans? Oh, dear, I sculpted 3 human heads in my life, you can see all of them in this section: [link] So, Sephiroth was 4th and Loki was 5th. I took no artist classes except very basic ones in junior school. There is actually not much difference between me and "freshmans". Sorry if this sounds harsh too but I think you need to know my background to understand better what I mean.

Both dolls are clothed in casual intentionally, Sephiroth has full cosplay attire though. And as you wrote, it's a totally another story.
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DedHampster Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was afraid my comment would be received like this and dreaded the response to come. Internet anonymity emboldens me to respond back, so here goes.... I am probably making an internet enemy...

In the level of skill and care shown in your work, yes, I would consider you a higher grade level than many others. I complement you whole-heartedly on your accomplishments. I even used your Loki doll as an example of the potential art (rather than just collecting)in the BJD hobby for my father's curiosity (credit given to you of course). When it comes to art classes, formal education is no standard to judge an artist by. I have seen art majors working on their masters have no talent or skill. I have seen some with no formal training pull off amazing works. And I have seen everything in between. So a background in formal art education means little. It comes down to how much you learn (from a formal education or self taught) and how much of yourself you dedicate to performing your craft successfully.

However, some are just not yet at your level. So in those cases, offer constructive criticism on where their art has the potential to develop and not ridicule on the art's shortcomings. And if you and others in the BJD community believe that sculpted pieces are a necessity to the worth of the art, then take the time to publish how- to articles or provide links to useful information on sculpting, casting, fitting custom pieces to bought pieces, materials (sculpey dissolves if the wrong chemicals are applied), painting, and such. There are a lot of disciplines that go into doll crafting.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for all those kind words about my skills level! But I wonder what a person who have spent 5+ years in the art high school could say to you? Does it mean so little?

BTW, I never give destructive criticism on the forums and such, and I seldom give constructive one just because I have no time for that... But if people ask me something directly I always try to help. Also please check my tutorials folder ([link]) - I'm actually among those rare persons who care to publish thorough tutorials on the matters that I feel has a lack of info. I share my patterns for free ([link]). Do you still think of me as a superior who mocks the noobs, or maybe I took it wrong?

>>And if you and others in the BJD community believe that sculpted pieces are a necessity to the worth of the art
- What was that? I already said - no, I think that exactly sculpted face is NOT a mandatory thing for cosplay.
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KC12344325 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw this confession I immediately thought of Sephiroth (you hadn't made Loki yet). ^^ I follow the blog and enjoy it, but some of the posts are a bit ridiculous and elitist.
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scargeear Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha, really? So you know my Sephiroth, and the author of the secret probably does not? Because if he does I just dont even))))
Yes, Loki wasn't ready yet at that time.
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gunslingergi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
XD love It :iconlokiapprovesplz:
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scargeear Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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gunslingergi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
welcome
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briescha Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOL. Nice.
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