~ A long-delayed rescue project ~
My final faceup from the fall batch is this dreamy Syo (Sho?). She’s an older Volks sculpt that I picked up with vague intentions a while back. I knew she was yellowed, but I didn’t realize the previous owner had done a rough job trying to sand off the yellowing at some point. After a LOT of sanding on my part and a few aborted faceup attempts I was able to give her a decent makeover. You can see from the inside of the headcap here the dark yellow color the resin has mellowed into, which I successfully softened to a more natural tone using white Pan Pastel.
After all the sanding it wasn’t too tricky to blush the head with pastels to match a newer DearSD body. SD-style faceups aren’t really my strength but it was a good chance to practice and brush up on my skills a bit.
I even gave her some soft eyelashes, which are a bit hard to see since they blend into the painted lower lashes, oh well.
She’s got cute little teeth- no idea if this is part of the original sculpt or a prior owner’s mod. She looks pretty sweet with this Volks outfit, though I couldn’t quite decide between the blond and black wigs. She’s definitely got a bit of a Victorian vampire girl vibe!