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MH OC Catzi Doll by Catzilerella MH OC Catzi Doll by Catzilerella
I recently discovered the art of doll customization, restoration and repaint. This is my first and very quick attempt at making a custom doll for my Monster High OC.

I've just been way too excited with my character and story line and getting a visual in mind. I did a quick art you can view here:
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and This is my OC Bio: (check it out )

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The art of repaint is really AMAZING, and I by far don't do this any justice.
I don't have the right paints, brushes or patience right now to really get it to look just like or better than a manufactured print.
I'll be making another doll in the future with better care for my OC, this is was my quick test run. I'll be using this doll to experiment with rooting as well later on. Since my OC has silver and blue hair. I want to incorporate that into the next doll I make. IT was rather fun, but I dont have the time right now to sit there with a magnifying glass painting this dolls face.
So I went ghetto, and used some sharpies for shape since the acrylics were to runny.
I really do like it though.
Clothes I used from BArbie Fashionista line which BTW is also really amazing!
I'm going to stock up on those to use as bases they are BJD! LOVE IT!

I'll write a blog about this prototype soon and you can view it at
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Thanks for reading!
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Princess-Rose305 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student General Artist
wat paint did you use her? its a good first time doll I want to start customizing dolls but like you I have no idea where to start from lol
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skasumi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is pretty good for a quick run-through. I've secretly loved all those BJDs and dollfies for years and I kind of want one so I can dress it up and take pictures of it. >_> I've thought about, if I ever bought one, learning the art of re-applying makeup and doing custom stuff, so it's really cool that you're trying it all out!
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Catzilerella Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awe thanks!
I need to do more research and experimenting and hopefully I be alright at it.
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SakuraH18 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
:D That's awesome! I think if I can find a barbie that is an elf I buy her then customize her. :XD:
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Catzilerella Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
YOu totally should!
<3 It's fun!
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SakuraH18 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Yeah, though I don't know if my mother has any paints that I could use. :XD: I've never repainted a doll before...I think if I find one I'll leave her as is but change her outfit, hair ect.
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Catzilerella Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeh I never have either, the paints I used didn't work out to well.
I'd do some practice paiting on a doll like from a thrift shop.
This was a doll I've had for a while that I got on clerance, so I didn't mind experimenting with it.
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SakuraH18 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Ohhh... lol the only thing that I've painted was a clay wolf but that was like five or six years ago. :XD: Well I'm off to bed, gotta go clean my grandmother's house tomorrow. Talk you to tomorrow. :D :hug:
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