High-pricing your customs (especially first couple) because you put just as much work into it as a professional. I’m sorry, no. Materials costs are similar, but the skill and technique just aren’t there yet. Even if you’ve work on other types of dolls before, just, no. Especially of you’re new to a doll type, and don’t own any yourself.
High-pricing a sloppy custom because that’s what you paid for it. If I look at your sales pictures and the pastels have distinct outlines (rather than blended), if the lips are straight acrylics with distinct paint flecks and bleeding around the edges, if the gloss is super-shiny with smudgey edges, if the re-root is fuzzy or poor quality fibre (synthetic or real), just, no. Take the hit, consider it a lesson learned.
Continuously bumping a doll for weeks (or longer!) at the same price. Either lower the price, offer partial trades/layaway, TAKE NEW PHOTOS, or take it off the market for a bit. Your price may not be unreasonable! But markets fluctuate. Style her hair a little differently, slap a different outfit on, demonstrate how individual and variable your doll can look.
This may seem a bit left-field, but I thought you may be able to help. I have a couple of vintage vinyl-faced dolls (not Blythe) and they have some very slight pen or marker marks on their faces. Do you have any suggestions as to how I could clean them up without doing more damage?
If the marks aren’t on a painted/blushed part of their face you can try using a zit creme (one of those dab-on spot removers like Oxy or Neutrogena) or lemon juice in a pinch. They work better if there’s some sunlight to help activate the bleaching ingredients but its your best bet if anything will remove it. Good luck!
Long, shit day of work. Reminding self that I gotta pay down the CC of Blythe purchases with these next several paychecks; including a milkyrobot faceplate, a simple dress and a ridiculously cheap pair of shoes I’m waiting on. D: so weak. Hado being a bitch lately doesn’t help.
“Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes just sitting thinking, ‘Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes,’ but it’s really not like that. We just have a smaller tolerance for what it takes to be with others. It means having to perform. I get so tired of communicating.”—Unknown (via artisticfash)