Another night spent yearning after ball-jointed dolls. I really want one to use as a drawing reference– some of them are amazingly realistic in their poses, and they’re way more convenient than finding naked people.
For under thirty dollars I could buy a basic 12″ tall body and maybe an extra head to paint make-up on (because I want to). Not a bad investment for the amount I’d use it. My problem is that I’m a sucker for those promo shots of gorgeously made up fancy brand dolls. I’ve done this more times than I can count. I have a massive folder stuffed with images, clearly labeled with model and brand so that if I ever have several hundred dollars that I don’t need to spend on something practical, I can find the perfect one.* I also downloaded a very detailed set of instructions on how to make one. Also, some of the really gorgeous ones are two feet tall, and I don’t know what I’d do with something that huge. Ivy’d probably try to make friends with it and then where would I be.
*lies. I’d never be able to rationalize it. But looking is free!
For the meantime I am thinking of just buying a blank cheap one. I am an artist, I can make it shiny and pretty myself!
Seriously!!!!! Look at his little knees! And his cheeks. I may start foaming at the mouth. Not what I’m looking for as a reference (unless I planned to draw pixies), but that level of pose-ability is crazy. Crazy, man!!! (Also: under 4″ tall, $300. Crazy!!)