Monday, 23 August 2010

My new website's beta version is up and running at now. This will be one of the first steps in building my own line of doll fashions. In the website you can join the first-to-know list to keep posted with the new designs. There will be an opportunity to commission  a very limited number of  those Alexander McQueen armadillo shoes for Sybarites in the near future and I'll be testing to make them in Fashion Royalty as well. So join the list and be the first to know!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Irezumi - Yakuza Tattoo

I did a yakuza tattooed FR Homme doll a couple of years ago and found the world of these notorious Japanese tattoos fascinating. Today, I got an inspiration for a new yakuza tattoo and had an extra FR Homme body around to use as canvas. I bought a Hot Toys Goemon Saizo head to complete the doll. I think this tattoo came out better than the first one as I researched lots of ukiyo-e and yakuza symbolics in order to create it. 

My first yakuza tattoo doll

The new yakuza body tattoo from front and rear
 Shoulder details, an octopus and a snake
 Carp details on his thighs and side
On the left is the first yakuza tattoo I made. A dragon as the character is a leader of his clan and dragon symbolises power. On the right is the new yakuza tattoo. A tiger for fearlessness as the character is an assassin for his clan. I think the new one is technically better too. I'm pondering whether or not to repaint the old one as the dragon looks rather silly really.
What do you think?

Friday, 6 August 2010

Sneak peeks of the Tribute to Alexander Mcqueen collection Vol.5

Sorry to torture you some more, but there is still no word when the Doll Reader article will be out so I still cannot release the full designs. But I just had to share something with so many people emailing me about the collection. So, here are the shoes. *All made for Sybarite dolls.