♥~ About Me:
I am a very busy wife & mother of 2 beautiful girls and a handsome baby boy.
I appreciate all the faves, comments, llamas & watch. I may not get to respond to your comments etc. right away but I do read them all and I appreciate the time you take to do so.
♥~ About my work:
I am always striving to improve my painting technique and my goal is to make every piece of art better than the last.
At the time that each of my dolls were created, I believed them to be the best piece of work I could put out there for people's consideration and comments. Every single doll I've created is very special to me.
I pride myself in using only high quality products to create all my dolls.
I have been repainting for a little over 8 years now.
I strive to create dolls that not only look good in pictures but in person as well. No matter how popular any of my dolls may be, my work is never duplicated & each doll is created with their own unique look & personality, giving you a true “One Of A Kind” creation to cherish for years to come.
♥~ All my work is done in artist's grade acrylics such as Golden Fluid & Liquitex Soft Body,
Sennelier pastels, Prismacolors, Darwent Inktense and FaberCastell Albrecth Durer watercolors.
All dolls are sealed before painting as a base for my work.
I seal my work several times in between layers of paint, it's a time and resource consuming process that ensures better quality of my work. I use only the best quality sealers with UVL's to protect worked on surfaces from the environment, yellowing and time.
(I cannot stress enough the importance of layering and I know for a fact that other well known artists have stressed the same
in their tutorials. Good results take time and patience, layering is a huge part of it.)
♥~ All my work is hand-painted & done free hand. I do not use glass eyes, stencils or dotting tools. I only make this statement because I often get asked if I use "glass eyes" or if I use nail dotting tools or something else.
♥~ Dolls eyes are sealed with a non yellowing epoxy for resin dolls for a super high shine "glass eye" look or left matte depending on the doll.
♥~ Breast enhancement means that a polymer clay nipple was added to the dolls breasts. This feature does not come standard with every doll, just some.
♥~ Anatomically correct means that the dolls factory underwear has been sanded down & enhanced to resemble a woman's body.
♥~ All doll pictures are taken in sunlight. I don't have a professional camera nor am I a professional photographer. The intensity of the color, focus etc. in pictures change depending on the day, angle, distance, shadows or direct light when doing photo-shoot & depending on the angle of the doll.
Commissions are reserved for established customers.
What is an established customer..? Someone who's purchased a for sale doll directly from my Etsy shop or eBay account.
From time to time, I will list a commission spot on my Etsy shop for new and established customers alike.
Though I am flattered by people's interest for me to do tutorials on repainting, I simply do not have the time.
There are many wonderful tutorials out there for free. The best tutorial that I personally used before I started offering them for sale was from Laurie Leigh of "Beautiful Faces", you can find those on eBay. With that said, you can't really learn someone else's technique or form. Watching a tutorial by any artist will not magically make you as good as they are. Repainting takes a lot of time, practice, patience, money and above all, passion. If you succeed & your work is good enough to sell, it will not earn you enough money to buy your dream car or support your family unless you're "Noel Cruz", lol, but a little extra pocket money never hurt anyone & it's certainly helped out our little family. Anyway, if you learn the basics about repainting you've pretty much learned everything & it is up to you to improve on it. I am always happy to answer questions about materials I use, but most of that information is already posted here. Respectfully, Rogue ♥
Misc. Info: The name is ♥Rogue♥ not "Rouge" There is a huge difference in the meaning of each of the names & I've noticed that most people that play WoW always get it wrong in the game and in real life.
Rogue: "A mischievous person" While there are other very bad meanings for the name, this one is my favorite.
Rouge: "A red powder or cream used as a cosmetic for coloring the cheeks or lips"
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/RogueLively